30 September 2020

Ropewalk Chambers Cited as a Go-To Set for Industrial Disease in the Legal 500 2021

Chambers' expertise in the field of industrial disease has been acknowledged in the latest edition of the Legal 500. Along with our description as a "go-to" set for industrial disease, Jayne Adams QC and Patrick Limb QC's appearance in the country's first beryllium poisoning case is expressly cited, as is Richard Gregory's heavy NIHL workload.

The full entry is here:

"Ropewalk Chambers [is] one of the premier names in the East Midlands for personal injury cases, with clients praising the 'tremendous wealth of expertise' on show and the team's 'strength at all levels'. Industrial disease remains the set's most notable area of practice, with several solicitors referring to them as a 'go-to' for this area, and several barristers regularly acting on noise-induced hearing loss, hand-arm vibration syndrome, and mesothelioma cases, with most practitioners leaning more towards defendant-side work. Jayne Adams QC represented the employer, and Patrick Limb QC acted for the claimant, in the first beryllium poisoning case brought before the English courts. Notable figures from the junior ranks include Andrew Lyons, who recently represented an employer in a multi-track claim where it was alleged that it was vicariously liable for the consequences of a prank played by one employee on another, and industrial disease specialist Richard Gregory whose recent work has included several complex noise-induced hearing loss cases."

Of the barristers ranked for Personal Injury work in the Legal 500 (which has no separate 'Disease' section), the following undertake significant amounts of disease work: Jayne Adams QC, Patrick Limb QC, Richard Seabrook, Toby Stewart, Philip Turton, Andrew McNamara, Richard Gregory, Christopher Lowe, Andrew Lyons, Damian Powell, Kam Jaspal, Rochelle Rong, Georgina Cursham and Philip Davy.

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Ropewalk Chambers has, over many decades, established a market-leading reputation for detailed and specialist expertise in the field of Industrial Disease litigation.

Whether asbestos, noise, dust, vibration, stress or any other insidious process, including those which are newly emerging, its members have consistently appeared in the leading cases, determining the limits of liability, causation and quantum at first instance and appellate level.

Work is distributed within Chambers to enable Members of Chambers to represent both Claimants and Defendants in this field.

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