At Royds Withy King we are still able to serve all your legal needs during the Coronavirus pandemic. Find out more.

Search articles

23 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

£140,000 mesothelioma payment secured within six weeks.

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

Helen Childs explains how her and her specialist mesothelioma claims team successfully sought £140,000 for a client whose health is rapidly declining.

Read more

15 September 2020 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

What you need to know about Rix v Paramount when calculating future losses in a fatal personal injury claim

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

Rix v Paramount confirms the answer to a question that sometimes arises from fatal claims following the loss of the driving force behind family companies. The court looked at the reality behind the income from the company i.e. that it was generated by the husband despite the wife being an equal shareholder, and also reconfirmed that the dependency claim is assessed at the time of death, so the ongoing success of the company in the hands of the family’s sons did not reduce the widow’s loss of dependency.

Read more

11 June 2020 0 Comments Posted in Opinion, Personal Injury

Covid-19, mesothelioma and you

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

Helen Childs, specialist industrial disease solicitor and head of our Mesothelioma Claims team, explains what we have learned from the impact of coronavirus on mesothelioma patients.

Read more

12 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Mesothelioma claim settles for £840,000 – the importance of specialist legal and medical support

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

P was a retired former swimming pool and leisure centre manager who had been exposed to asbestos when he was first working in the West Midlands in the 1960’s and 70’s. Asbestos was widely used on the heating systems for swimming pools.

Read more

5 February 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Mesothelioma claim settles for £670K just days before trial

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

K was only 59 when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma in October 2016. A plumber by trade, he had come into contact with asbestos as a youngster, in the 1970’s and 80’s. The firms he served his apprenticeship with and worked for afterwards undertook domestic work as well as commercial contracts, including at several schools in the Reading area, where much asbestos was used, particularly in the boilerhouses and heating systems.

Read more

10 January 2020 0 Comments Posted in Case Studies, Personal Injury

Brewery worker’s mesothelioma claim settles for over £200,000

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

When R was diagnosed with mesothelioma his first thoughts about where he had come into contact with asbestos were that it must have been when he lived in South Africa as a child.

Read more

Grandfather’s mesothelioma claim settles for over £100,000

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

W died of mesothelioma in August 2016. His conditions developed very quickly and he had no chance to seek legal advice or to make a full lifetime statement. However he described exposure to asbestos when he helped build the new JR hospital in Oxford.

Read more

Mesothelioma claim settles for £670,000 days before trial

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

K was only 59 when he was diagnosed with mesothelioma in October 2016. A plumber by trade, he had come into contact with asbestos as a youngster, in the 1970s and 80s.

Read more

Mesothelioma claim settles for £840,000 – the importance of specialist legal and medical support

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

P was a retired former swimming pool and leisure centre manager who had been exposed to asbestos when he was first working in the West Midlands in the 1960’s and 70’s. Asbestos was widely used on the heating systems for the swimming pools.

Read more

20 December 2019 0 Comments Posted in Witness Appeal

WITNESS APPEAL: DID YOU WORK FOR OR AT ST IVES INFANT SCHOOL BETWEEN 1966 AND 1967?

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

Our specialist asbestos claims team has been instructed by the family a local woman who has sadly developed and died from mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer. We are investigating how she may have come into contact with asbestos and are …

Read more

WITNESS APPEAL: DID YOU WORK FOR OR AT PORTSLADE COUNTY INFANT SCHOOL BETWEEN 1967 AND 1971?

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

Our specialist asbestos claims team has been instructed by the family a local woman who has sadly developed and died from mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer. Our specialist asbestos claims team has been instructed by the family a local woman …

Read more

WITNESS APPEAL: DID YOU WORK FOR OR AT HILLBROOK PRIMARY SCHOOL OR WESTHILL JMI SCHOOL BETWEEN 1974 AND 1987?

Author headshot imagePosted by , Partner

Our specialist asbestos claims team has been instructed by the family a local woman who has sadly developed and died from mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer. We are investigating how she may have come into contact with asbestos and are …

Read more

Search articles