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Jeremy Horton


Jeremy is the lead Partner of Brachers' Personal Injury and Industrial Disease team. He specialises in serious and complex personal injury claims, usually for claimants, but occasionally for defendants.


  • Industrial and occupational disease claims
  • Asbestos and mesothelioma claims
  • Psychiatric injury and work stress claims
  • Fatal accidents and serious personal injury claims
  • Head and brain injury claims


  • The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers


Jeremy obtained a first class honours degree in Law from Nottingham University in 1989. He trained with Collyer Bristow between 1990 and 1992 and joined Brachers upon qualification, specialising in personal injury work.

For seven years he worked for defendants/insurers. Since 1999 he has acted mostly for claimants.

Having acted on both sides, Jeremy has a good understanding of the way his opponents are thinking. He is a member and accredited Senior Litigator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and is currently the only solicitor in Kent, Essex, Sussex or Surrey to be accredited by them as an Occupational and Asbestos Disease Specialist.

As team leader part of his time is spent as a supervisor ensuring the team delivers a first-class service.

Jeremy is an active member of his local church and legal adviser to Gravesham Street Pastors. He has just written his first novel.

Recent work highlights

  • Settled numerous mesothelioma & asbestos claims, usually for 6 figures sums and often within months of instruction
  • Successful appeal to Court of Appeal in a work stress claim for a former Parks Manager of a London borough, ill health retired following severe depression.
  • Settled severe head injury claim for over £1 million, involving difficult loss of commission claim for a land buyer.
  • Settled lead case against News International by dozens of printers who suffered RSI to shoulders due to un-ergonomic conditions when cleaning printing press blankets.

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


When can teachers and pupils get compensation for mesothelioma?

For former teachers and pupils unlucky enough to contract mesothelioma from asbestos in our schools when can they or their families get compensation? Read more


Asbestos in our schools

A serious threat needing serious action. Read more


Mesothelioma untraced compensation scheme review

The mesothelioma payment scheme- the second annual review of this asbestos compensation scheme for mesothelioma victims whose employers and their insurers cannot be found. Read more


Deaths in Medway from the asbestos disease mesothelioma

The latest official statistics for deaths from the fatal asbestos-related disease mesothelioma show that the Medway Towns are still in the top ten nationally. Read more


Asbestos disease claims - finally we can sue insurers direct

The Third Party Rights Against Insurers Act 2010 is finally in force from 1 August, allowing asbestos disease sufferers and others to make a claim directly against the insurers for an employer who has gone out of business. Read more

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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


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


94% of London hospitals contain asbestos

According to BBC London the number of people who could contract cancer from asbestos poisoning in London's hospitals is a ticking time bomb. Read more


Recognition of our expertise in asbestos and industrial disease

Personal Injury & Industrial Disease Partner, Jeremy Horton, has been recognised for his very high standard of expertise and specialisation. Read more


Mesothelioma deaths from asbestos in Kent on the rise

Mesothelioma deaths from asbestos in Kent are still rising according to the latest ONS figures. Read more


Asbestosis claim - minor contributor must still pay its share of compensation

In asbestosis compensation claims the question sometimes crops up; how small a contribution does an employer have to make to the asbestosis before it is discounted from the Claimant’s compensation? Read more

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Personal Injury - our clients’ stories November 2015

The latest edition of our personal injury newsletter. Read more

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