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1 November 2016 0 Comments
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The Clifford Lloyd Education Fund

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We are offering discretionary £250 bursaries to professionals involved in the care and treatment of patients with mesothelioma and lung cancer. This is assist with the costs of attending the National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses and the British Thoracic Oncology Group annual conferences.

Clifford Lloyd

Pictured (left to right): Clifford Lloyd with his wife Julien; Clifford Lloyd; Mrs Julien Lloyd releasing doves during the Action Mesothelioma Day ceremony in July 2016.

The fund is in memory of our late client Clifford Lloyd, who sadly died in 2012 from mesothelioma.

We acted for Cliff, a retired welder, and his widow Julien and settled their compensation claim in 2015. Cliff’s case was unusual as prior to being diagnosed with mesothelioma, he developed asbestosis and made a claim at the time. He received only a few thousand pounds in compensation.

When he sadly developed mesothelioma only a short while after, he returned to his solicitors but they said they could not help him as the asbestosis claim settlement was full and final. Clifford then instructed another firm of solicitors who specialised in asbestos claims. They too, upon the advice of a barrister, advised Cliff that they could not help and that a second claim would be an abuse of process.

We took a different view. We were able to the identify the company where Clifford had been exposed to asbestos, which had not been pursued in the original action. We were able to settle the claim and recover a six figure sum of compensation for Cliff’s widow Julien.

Clifford had a thirst for knowledge and told us that if life had dealt him a different hand of cards he would have loved to have been a teacher. The education fund is a tribute to him.

If you are interested in applying for a Clifford Llloyd bursary,  please download the application form here.

To apply for a Clifford Lloyd bursary, please download the above form, fill in, scan and email to Jennifer Seavor

01865 268 641     Email usjennifer.seavor@roydswithyking.com

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