Posted by Richard Brooks, Partner
Twin City Developments is a specialist property development and consultancy company which operates from the historic cities of Bath and Oxford, with a particular focus on the regeneration of existing buildings and brownfield sites. The development and sale of a prestigious building consisting of four apartments on Bath’s famous Great Pulteney Street was completed with funding to support the development provided by Royal Bank of Scotland. Our Commercial Property experts teamed up with the RBS to provide legal advice.
Ms M was employed as Head Girl at a racehorse training yard. On the day of her accident, she was among the seven horse-riders who exercised horses. They were making their way back to the yard and had to go through a gate.
Helen Childs in our Industrial Diseases team has recently concluded a claim for mesothelioma for an 85 year old former MOD dockworker in just two months.
In-depth knowledge of the likely locations of asbestos in London Underground stations, and a detailed statement from the client were sufficient to secure a settlement in a claim for a widower following the loss of his wife from mesothelioma.
This successful claim was for the family of a woman who developed mesothelioma after washing her cousin’s husband’s overalls. Helen Childs was able to recover compensation for the client after another firm had rejected the case.
This claim for mesothelioma was for a retired power station worker was successfully settled during his lifetime making sure he recovered the maximum amount of compensation.
Former carpenter Mr A was able to recover a substantial compensation for his mesothelioma when court proceedings forced his employer’s successors to settle.
Our rapid action, knowledge of working practices in the construction industry, and the presence of asbestos – particularly on airforce bases in East Anglia – meant this claim succeeded.
Asbestos use in farm buildings was very widespread. Our knowledge of the industry and proactive approach to Mr K’s claim meant it was settled within 5 months for over £90,000.
Our detailed knowledge, immediate contact with the defendants and instruction of a medical expert, and rapid valuation of the claim secured a settlement for Mr S within 3 months of him first instructing us.