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Jennifer Seavor

Jennifer Seavor

Senior Associate

T: 01225 459 991 (Bath) 01793 847 707 (Swindon) (DDI)
T: 01225 730 100 (Bath) 01793 847 777 (Swindon)
M: 07469 859 315 E: jennifer.seavor@roydswithyking.com

Jennifer is a Senior Associate in our Personal Injury team and Head of the Bath and Swindon Industrial Diseases Teams. She 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

From our first contact, Jennifer treated us with great sensitivity, care and understanding. She guided us through the claims process, kept us regularly updated and supported us with regular monthly meetings at the ‘Swindon and Wiltshire Asbestos Support Group’ meetings hosted and sponsored by RWK. We are sorry that Jennifer did not meet Dad, but know that he would have been pleased that she had managed to get compensation to support Mum.

Sandra Buy

Jennifer Seavor at Royds Withy King dealt with my mother’s compensation claim. The service I got from her was excellent. She kept me fully informed of progress at all times and was there to explain any issues that arose. She is a true professional. When my mother passed away she was so kind and thoughtful of my feelings when making contact either by letter or by phone. I would not hesitate in recommending her to anyone looking for a professional and personal service.

Jan

I would recommend Jennifer Seavor without hesitation. She guided me through my claim with professionalism, courtesy and kindness at all times.

Steph Blakey

Excellent service by Jennifer Seavor. Very thorough and efficient and always explained things in a language that I could understand

James Evans

About Jennifer

Jennifer qualified in 2008 and has specialised in acting for sufferers of asbestos-related diseases ever since. She is an Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Senior Litigator and accredited occupational and asbestos disease specialist.  Jennifer has recovered millions of pounds in compensation for her clients over the years. She has successfully concluded cases that other firms have dropped, recovered immunotherapy funding, dealt with claims for expats and former armed forces personnel and secured provisional and periodic payment orders for her clients. She regularly receives lovely testimonials from her clients on Trustpilot. Jennifer is recommended by The Legal 500 UK for “asbestos-related claims” and was ranked as a ‘Rising Star’ in 2019.

Jennifer lives in Swindon and regularly acts for those who have developed asbestos related diseases as a result of exposure whilst working at the Railways and other large companies in the town. Jennifer volunteers as a Trustee on the Board for local charity Prospect Hospice.

However, Jennifer has clients nationally and internationally. Examples of awards she has reclaimed for her clients are:

  • £285k for a 63 year old woman who developed mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos on a secondary basis during her first marriage, from her husband’s work clothes. Jennifer was able to secure funding for her client to have immunotherapy treatment privately which helped to prolong her life expectancy.
  • A settlement equivalent to £650k for a woman whose long term partner tragically died from mesothelioma at the age of 58 following exposure to asbestos whilst working for the BBC as an engineer. Another specialist firm were originally instructed and after investigating advised the case should be closed. Jennifer took over conduct and pursued the case to a successful conclusion. The settlement included a periodic payments order (PPO) for the woman’s future care and replacement services – a novel approach in a mesothelioma claim.
  • £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 gradually damaged due to the activities being undertaken in the premises.
  • £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 man 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 who had developed asbestosis but which was not discovered until 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 successfully.
  • £35k for an expat living in Chile who developed asbestosis after working for the Central Electricity Generating Board and Babcock and Wilcox in the 1960s.

 

Jennifer has advised and assisted sufferers at a number of regional asbestos support groups over the years and has set up and runs the Swindon and Wiltshire Asbestos Support Group. Jennifer also hosts an annual ceremony in the town to mark Action Mesothelioma Day. She was appointed to the Board of Trustees for Prospect Hospice in Swindon in summer 2019.

Jennifer contributes to and edits our team newsletter ‘Airborne’, has written articles for the Mesothelioma UK ‘Mesothelioma Matters’ magazine and has given interviews on regional BBC radio about asbestos issues.

Jennifer also regularly attends the National Lung Cancer Nurses Forum and British Thoracic Oncology Group annual conferences. She presented at the Mesothelioma UK annual national Patient & Carer Day in 2019 on the law in relation to medicinal cannabis and CBD oil usage.

Jennifer supports a number of charities including Mesothelioma UK, HASAG, Macmillan Cancer Support, Cancer Research UK and Prospect Hospice.

In her spare time Jennifer loves eating out, attending vintage fairs and festivals and enjoys spending time with her partner, family and little Westie – Florence.

 

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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