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Asbestos Disease

If you or your family have been a victim of asbestos disease, we are one of the region’s leading solicitors in obtaining asbestos disease compensation for victims in Kent and the Medway towns (including Rochester, Chatham, Gillingham, Strood, Rainham, Sittingbourne and Sheppey).

We are recognised as specialists by Mesothelioma UK. We are the only firm in Kent, Sussex or Surrey with an APIL Accredited Occupational and Asbestos Disease Specialist solicitor. We offer a free consultation, working on a no win-no fee’.

Why is asbestos disease still so common?

The rate of asbestos diseases like asbestosis and mesothelioma is still increasing in Kent. In fact Medway has been identified as a national hotspot for mesothelioma. This is because although widespread use of this asbestos virtually ceased by the early 1980s, asbestos diseases usually do not develop until 20 or 30 or more years after the exposure.

In Kent and Medway many people were exposed to asbestos through its use as an insulator in the ship and subs at the Royal Navy dockyards in Chatham, Kent as well as its use for fire-proofing and lagging in local building trades throughout Kent and Medway. As a result thousands of people were exposed to its sub-microscopic fibres.

In some cases such exposure can lead to asbestos diseases, including asbestosis, especially if the more hazardous blue or brown type was inhaled. Some of the asbestos diseases are minor, but many are serious or even fatal.

If you or a family member has suffered an asbestos disease we have the experience and specialist expertise you need to help you through the process to claim compensation for any asbestos-related disease, including asbestosis, mesothelioma, diffuse pleural thickening and lung cancer. We are happy to take over claims from other solicitors.

We are proud to support Mesothelioma UK and MacMillan

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Asbestos disease claims FAQs fact sheet

These frequently asked questions cover a range of popular asbestos disease topics. To make a claim call us on 01622 680430 or e-mail us at Read more


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News & Events

Brachers supports Action Mesothelioma Day 2017

Event raises awareness of asbestos-related disease prevalent in Kent and Medway area Read more


Brachers supports Action Mesothelioma Day 2017

Brachers is supporting an event to commemorate victims and raise awareness of the asbestos killer disease mesothelioma. Statistics show that the Medway area has one of the highest incidence rates in the country of the cancer. Read more


Brachers named ‘Law Firm of the Year’ in national legal awards

Award win shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more


Brachers shortlisted for national legal award because of dedication to Kent market

Brachers has been shortlisted for the coveted Law Firm of the Year prize at this year’s national Halsbury’s Legal Awards. Award nomination shows Brachers is celebrated nationally for its commitment locally. Read more


Maidstone-based Watson Nevill solicitors joins Brachers

Brachers announces it has acquired Maidstone-based solicitors Watson Nevill, introducing new members across the commercial property and family teams. Read more


Five senior appointments at Brachers

Brachers has expanded its Private Client, Commercial Property and Commercial teams with five senior appointments. Read more

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Meet the Team

Lyn Gibbons | Senior Litigation Executive

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Mark Gore | Associate

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Jeremy Horton | Partner

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Natalie Marsh | Senior Litigation Executive

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Recent Experience, Expertise & Articles

Occupational asthma compensation claims from vehicle diesel fumes- the new asbestos?

Compensation claims are growing for illness and disease caused by diesel fumes, like occupational asthma. Read more


Services for individuals and families

Our specialists will work with you to achieve the best outcome for you and your family. Whether it’s advice on planning for your future and protecting your legacy, buying a property or preserving your assets following a relationship breakdown – we’re here to help. Read more


Jeremy Horton, Personal Injury Partner, live on BBC Radio Kent and BBC South East

Mesothelioma & asbestos claims specialist Jeremy Horton and his client were interviewed by BBC Radio Kent and BBC TV South East on Tuesday 15 August. Read more


Medical treatments for asbestos-related cancer

Action Mesothelioma Day for Kent & Medway at Chatham dockyards gave valuable insight into medical treatment available to victims of this asbestos-related cancer. Read more


Compensation for asbestos, smoking and lung cancer- is the employer or the victim more to blame?

The Court of Appeal’s decision confirms that where lung cancer has been caused by a combination of asbestos exposure and smoking, the employer must compensate for most of the disease. Read more


Asbestos in our schools

A serious threat needing serious action. Read more

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