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Carolann Hepworth Principal Lawyer, Personal Injury

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Carolann is a Personal Injury Lawyer at Slater and Gordon’s office in Manchester.

Carolann is an expert in handling claims for people with asbestos related diseases such as fatal mesothelioma and other chest problems including occupational asthma and silicosis.

She boasts more than 15 years experience assisting people across the UK with asbestos claims and has been involved in most of the landmark cases in this area of law.

She represented Joan Eddleston, the claimant in a lead action against Independent Insurance Company, in the most recent test case in the field to reach the Supreme Court – known as the Trigger Litigation.

A tenacious and determined litigator, she is often chosen to handle the most complex and difficult compensation cases.


  • Asbestos
  • Mesothelioma

Commendations from Independent Legal Directories

  • Chambers and Partners
  • Legal 500

Career History

  • Since 2013 Slater and Gordon
  • 1993 – 2013 John Pickering and Partners

Professional Memberships

  • Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • Trustee of the John Pickering and Partners Charitable Trust
  • Member of the Solicitors Regulation Authority Personal Injury Panel