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Rachel James

Associate

T: 01865 268 655 (DDI)
T: 01865 792 300
E: rachel.james@roydswithyking.com

Rachel is an Associate within our Personal Injury team in the Oxford office, specialising in Asbestos related disease claims.



About Rachel

Rachel joined the Personal Injury team in January 2017.  After qualifying in 2005, Rachel specialised in catastrophic brain injury cases before specialising in asbestos linked diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and pleural thickening claims in recent years.

Work highlights

Examples of awards Rachel has recovered for her clients are:

  • £280K for the widow of a Ford Motor plant worker who did not know where her husband was exposed. Rachel was able to find evidence to show how he was exposed by tracing witnesses who worked alongside him at the plant
  • £170k for a former merchant naval seaman who had subsequently emigrated to Australia, concluding his case within 3 months
  • damages for the family of a lady who was exposed to asbestos when assisting a relative, whose husband worked in an asbestos factory, with her laundry. Rachel accepted instructions on this case after it was investigated and turned down by a national law firm, securing Judgement for her client in the High Court.
  • £120k for the widow of an asbestos factory worker who passed away from asbestosis after his case had been turned away by a national law firm. Rachel was able to obtain witness evidence to settle her case, where another law firm had failed
  •  damages for a lady who was exposed to asbestos while working as a medical secretary at hospital in a ward made from corrugated asbestos cement.

Memberships

Rachel is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

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Since suffering a serious injury in an accident, I have always wanted to work in Personal Injury law. Having experienced first hand, the difference that a dedicated and caring lawyer can make to a client, my motivation is providing my clients the care and support they need at the most difficult time of their lives. Since moving into asbestos claims, I cannot imagine doing anything else. My clients are always lovely people who have been dealt a devastating and often very sudden blow. While no amount of compensation can replace a love one or change a devastating diagnosis, it is hugely rewarding to know that I can assist in providing some level of financial security and peace of mind to victims and families who find themselves in such a dreadful situation.

Rachel James

News [4]
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WITNESS APPEAL: Did you work for Eddison Plant Ltd between 1961 and 1978?

15 January 2018

DID YOU KNOW ALBERT RATCLIFFE? Our specialist asbestos claims team has been instructed by the family of the late Albert Ratcliffe who sadly developed and died from mesothelioma. We are investigating how Albert may have come into contact with asbestos …

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WITNESS APPEAL: Did you work at or attend Bredbury Comprehensive School between 1969 and 1982?

23 November 2017

Did you know Mr Derrick Pearcy? Our specialist asbestos claims team has been instructed by the family of the late Derrick Pearcy who sadly developed and died from mesothelioma. We are investigating how Mr Pearcy may have come into contact with …

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Did you work at Harrods in the early 80s, or at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Sutton between 1987 and 2000?

17 November 2017

Did you know John Kavanagh? Our specialist asbestos claims team has been instructed by the family of the late John Kavanagh who sadly developed and died from mesothelioma. We are investigating how John may have come into contact with asbestos …

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Witness appeal: did you work for Scaffolding (Great Britain) Ltd (formerly SGB Shuttering Ltd) in Spalding between 1975 and 1977?

23 October 2017

Did you know Glynis Uffindell? Our specialist asbestos claims team has been instructed by the family of the late Glynis Uffindell who sadly developed, and died from, mesothelioma. We are investigating how Glynis may have come into contact with asbestos …

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Events [2]
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Free mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestos disease education day: Spotlight on Immunotherapy and non-NHS treatment

31 May 2018

Following on from our education day in Bath on 11 May 2018, we are holding a further education day at our London office on 5 October 2018.

This free education day will be of interest to all heathcare professionals and clinicians who are involved in the management of patients with mesothelioma, lung cancer and other asbestos-related diseases. Speakers will be discussing Immunotherapy and non-NHS funded treatment.

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Monthly Asbestos Advice Clinic

15 May 2018

Our specialist Industrial Diseases team are providing a drop in clinic in Tilehurst. We can provide free legal advice about mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer or pleural thickening and help with benefits associated with these diseases.

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Case Studies [2]

Industrial Diseases Team secures £160,000 for carpenter with mesothelioma

29 November 2017

Mr Hawksworth instructed Royds Withy King following his diagnosis with malignant mesothelioma.

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Compensation recovered for family of deceased carpenter with asbestos-related cancer

7 November 2017

Royds Withy King were instructed by the family of Mr B who had recently passed away from malignant mesothelioma.

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