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Jennifer Seavor

Jennifer Seavor

Senior Associate

T: 01225 459 991 (DDI)
T: 01225 730 100
M: 07469 859 315 E: jennifer.seavor@roydswithyking.com

Jennifer is a senior associate in our Personal Injury team and exclusively represents sufferers of asbestos-related diseases, including mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening, and their families.



Jennifer has been totally professional and caring with our situation. She knows what she is doing and gets things done. A very caring firm; genuine people who are there to help. No false promises, just professional people.
Mr & Mrs D

About Jennifer

Jennifer qualified in 2008 and has specialised in acting for sufferers of asbestos-related diseases ever since. In the last few years Jennifer has recovered over £3 million in compensation for her clients, and is especially recommended by The Legal 500 UK for “asbestos-related claims”. Examples of awards she has reclaimed for her clients are:

  • £250k for a 62 year old man with mesothelioma who initially was unable to say where and how he was exposed to asbestos. Jennifer was able to find evidence to prove that he had been exposed to asbestos while working in a warehouse as a teenager. The steel beams in the warehouse had been sprayed with asbestos for fireproofing and the asbestos was damaged, causing fibres to emanate.
  • £150k for the family of a man with mesothelioma, exposed to asbestos while working at his father’s boat building company, part of the time as a director. The sufferer had instructed a solicitor during his lifetime but they were unable to secure compensation for him. His family instructed Jennifer following his death and she settled the claim within 15 months.
  • £185k for the widow of an electrician who developed lung cancer after being exposed to asbestos while repairing and replacing storage heaters in domestic properties.
  • £90k for the son of a man with asbestosis, discovered at post mortem. The deceased had pursued a claim for pleural plaques in the 1980s but all records had been destroyed. Jennifer uncovered evidence regarding the terms of settlement in the original claim but this created further complexities due to a long stop provision in the original terms. Jennifer was able to overcome the issues and settle the claim within 16 months.

Jennifer is a regular contributor on BBC Radio and has been interviewed on Action Mesothelioma Day. She has advised and assisted sufferers at a number of regional asbestos support groups. Jennifer also regularly attends the National Lung Cancer Nurses Forum and British Thoracic Oncology Group annual conferences.

Jennifer supports a number of charities. In 2015 she fundraised for Cancer Research UK by participating in their 5km ‘Pretty Muddy’ event. In 2014 she completed the 50km Thames Path Challenge, the team raising £3,200 for Mesothelioma UK.

In her spare time Jennifer enjoys weekly tap dancing and aqua aerobics classes. She loves to attend vintage fairs and festivals and enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

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I can’t imagine doing anything other than asbestos-disease litigation. My clients are always lovely people, who have worked really hard all their lives to be given the devastating news that they have developed an illness due to asbestos exposure. Often my clients have lost a loved one due to an asbestos disease and watched them suffer during their illness. Helping my clients to pursue claims and recover compensation can never replace their health or the loved one they have lost. However, I consider it vital that those responsible are brought to justice. I have dedicated my career to this work and my clients are my number one priority. It is a pleasure to use my skills and experience to assist them.

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New support group to help asbestos disease sufferers

2 January 2019

Last month, Jennifer Seavor and Rachel James from our Industrial Diseases team attended the launch of the South West Asbestos Support and Awareness Group (SWASAG).

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The risks of asbestos exposure from vintage products – and beyond

8 November 2018

Jennifer Seavor from our mesothelioma claims team talks about her experience of asbestos in vintage products, what she’s found out, and where else you may find the material.

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New hope for mesothelioma and asbestos disease victims following Court of Appeal ruling

28 February 2018

On Thursday 22 February 2018, the Court of Appeal handed down its judgment in the case of Bussey v Anglia Heating. The outcome is a welcome one which will hopefully make it easier for many asbestos disease sufferers to recover compensation – including funding for immunotherapy treatment – which is not currently available on the NHS.

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Asbestos in schools: manage or remove?

22 November 2017

Jennifer Seavor, Associate in the Royds Withy King Industrial Diseases team, looks at why asbestos should be managed or removed in UK schools.

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Former Plessey employee receives compensation for mesothelioma

7 January 2019

Sidney Stump was employed by The Plessey Company Limited in the maintenance department as a mill wright’s mate and later as a pipe fitter from approximately 1957 until 1981/82. Throughout his time in the maintenance department Sidney was heavily exposed …

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Family recover compensation against Ford Motor Company

10 December 2018

Margaret McConnell was independent and active until early 2016 when she began to notice symptoms of shortness of breath feeling very tired. She developed a dry and persistent cough and attended her GP who referred her to the hospital.  A …

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Family of former Kitsons lagger receive compensation

17 August 2018

Colin Hunter was sadly diagnosed with mesothelioma at the age of 71 in 2016. At the time of his diagnosis Colin was still working as a self employed heating engineer.  He began to experience symptoms of abdominal pain and swelling …

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WITNESS APPEAL: Did you work for Bury Council in the 1970s and 1980s?

11 July 2018

Our specialist asbestos claims team has been instructed by the family of the late Audrey Lonsdale who sadly died from mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer. We believe Audrey may have been exposed to asbestos when washing her late husband’s work …

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Free legal information clinic on asbestos-related diseases

27 July 2017

Our specialist Asbestos-related Diseases team is running a free legal information clinic in our Swindon office. If you or your family member have been affected by an asbestos-related disease, please come and talk to our industrial disease specialist lawyers. Where: Royds Withy King office, 34 Regent …

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Compensation recovered for Army serviceman for mesothelioma

7 November 2017

In July 2016 our specialist asbestos disease solicitor, Jennifer Seavor, was instructed by Mr T who had been diagnosed with sarcomatoid mesothelioma in May 2016.

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£230,000 in compensation for the family of a former Swindon Railway Works apprentice

7 March 2017

In this mesothelioma claim case, Jennifer Seavor, associate in our Industrial Diseases team, secured a lifetime compensation of over £230,000 for a former Swindon Railway Works apprentice, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma in early 2016.

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Claim for former ship builder / metal worker settles for over £200,000 within nine months of instruction

22 December 2016

In this mesothelioma claim case, Jennifer Seavor, associate in our Industrial Diseases team, secured a lifetime compensation of over £200,000 for a former ship builder and metal worker.

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