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David Thompson Solicitor, Personal Injury

Experience Profile

David is a Personal Injury Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Newcastle.

He has more than three decades experience working in the field of personal injury law on behalf of claimants.

As such, he has extensive experience and has handled all types of personal injury claims and is particularly skilled at those relating to injury at work and industrial disease.

David has been involved in group actions on behalf of miners suffering from chronic bronchitis and emphysema and conducted the lead case in the north east area. The litigation resulted in a scheme of compensation worth billions of pounds.

David has also handled thousands of cases arising out of asbestos exposure on behalf of those suffering from mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural plaques.

Most of his lung cancer and mesothelioma cases have resulted in six figure settlements.

David has pursued asbestos claims where others have failed and has had success in tracing defendants and insurers where companies have long since gone out of business.

He has compiled databases containing details of companies, insurers and witnesses which have assisted in pursuing claims successfully and expeditiously.


Career history

  • Since 2013 Slater and Gordon
  • 1999 – 2013 Marrons
  • 1985 – 1999 Thompsons

Professional memberships

  • Member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel
  • Accredited as a specialist solicitor by both the Spinal Injuries Association and Headway, a brain injury charity