A Swindon-based solicitor has been accredited as an Occupational Disease and Asbestos Specialist by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) – the only lawyer in Wiltshire with this accreditation.
Jennifer Seavor, who is based in UK Top 100 law firm Royds Withy King’s Swindon office, has been awarded APIL’s coveted Senior Litigator status alongside her accreditation.
She has worked exclusively on asbestos-related compensation claims for almost a decade. Her clients include those who were exposed to asbestos in the workplace many years earlier and who have gone on to develop serious asbestos-related illnesses.
Jennifer, who specialises in mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer, asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening claims, said: “I am delighted to have been recognised by our industry body APIL for my work in this specialised field.
“This is a highly sensitive and complex area which really does need to be handled by empathetic people with a thorough understanding of these debilitating conditions and the options available to those suffering from occupational diseases as well as their families.”
According to APIL, specialist accreditation shows that an APIL accredited asbestos disease lawyer has achieved a very high standard of expertise and competence and actually specialises in this area of the law. There are currently 46 of these specialists in the UK.
Jennifer, together with partner Helen Childs and other members of Royds Withy King’s industrial diseases team, is hosting a memorial and dove release ceremony in Queen’s Park, Swindon, on Friday, 7 July, to mark Action Mesothelioma Day, for those suffering from the cancer, their families, local dignitaries and charity groups.
Royds Withy King is also offering drop-in legal advice clinics to mesothelioma sufferers and their families at the firm’s offices at 34 Regent Circus, Swindon, on Thursdays from 10am until 4pm. No appointment is necessary.