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Kevin is a Principal Lawyer (Partner) specialising in Occupational Diseases, particularly Asbestos and Mesothelioma compensations claims, and is based in our Liverpool City Centre office.
He qualified as a Solicitor in 1999 and became a partner at John Pickering and Partners LLP (now part of Slater and Gordon Lawyers) in 2001.
Kevin has successfully represented large numbers of Ministry of Defence (MoD) personnel, dock workers, ship yard workers and Merchant Navy seamen, particularly from the Liverpool and Merseyside areas, who have suffered from asbestos related diseases such as Mesothelioma.
Kevin has been successful in settling Asbestos compensation claims in short periods of time. For example, on 3rd October 2011 he was instructed to represent a former Liverpool dockworker in claim against the National Dock Labour Board. This Mesothelioma compensation claim settled for damages of £113,000 on the 23rd December 2011.
He is a member of the Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group and has been a guest speaker at their annual asbestos conferences and chaired past events. Kevin contributed to a chapter on asbestos disease claims in a legal textbook, 'Occupational Illness Litigation'.
He is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), a member the Law Society's Accredited Personal Injury Panel, ATLA and the Australian Lawyers' Alliance.
He was invited to speak at a meeting in the House of Commons of the Asbestos Sub-Committee All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health regarding legal reforms to improve compensation levels for mesothelioma sufferers. He was co-opted by APIL into a group of specialist asbestos litigation solicitors involved in advising the government on ways to speed up claims by mesothelioma sufferers and has spoken at lectures to doctors, nurses and other lawyers on asbestos litigation issues.
Kevin has successfully represented people who have developed asbestos diseases from a wide range of occupations and sources of exposure including teachers, a manager of a department store, spouses of workers who came home with asbestos dust on their clothes through their work and a pub landlady who contracted mesothelioma from contact with customers from a local asbestos factory.
He has also dealt with a number of environmental asbestos exposure claims, including a claim on behalf of a gentleman who contracted Mesothelioma disease from visiting a relative who lived on land contaminated with asbestos from a former asbestos factory which was disturbed when construction work took place.
Kevin has been highly ranked by the legal guides, Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500. He has been ranked as a “notable practitioner” and “key individual” in the Chambers guide and past editions have stated:
“Kevin Johnson, a partner in the Liverpool office, is appreciated for his "bedside manner and regular communication," and as being "absolutely top dog.””
“Managing the Liverpool office, Kevin Johnson is "hard-working with great judgement" and has extensive experience of asbestos-related claims.”
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