12 April 2017
12 King’s Bench Walk Annual Asbestos Seminar
I was delighted to attend the 12 King’s Bench Walk Annual Asbestos Seminar, which provided legal and medical education and information on low level asbestos exposure, the new wave of immunotherapy and recent developments on dependency claims.
The event, hosted at the Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch and chaired by Harry Steinberg QC, included talks from Mavis Nye, Brendan Tully, Michael Rawlinson QC and Gemma Scott.
Mavis and her husband, Ray Nye, gave a very courageous talk about their battle living with mesothelioma over the last eight years. It is amazing to witness the strength of character and sheer determination of Mavis not only to cope with, but to overcome this most invasive of diseases. It is a testament to her courage that she has become a worldwide figure of hope to sufferers as she has recently been told that following immunotherapy treatment, the disease has been halted in its tracks. There is a reason she is called a “MesoWarrior!”
The opportunity to attend events such as this is not only about receiving useful information and the opportunity to meet and learn from new people, it inspires hope and perspective seeing the courage of those affected by mesothelioma as well as those fighting to put a stop to asbestos-related illnesses in the future.
What is important is that we continue to raise awareness of the life-changing effects these deadly materials can have on unsuspecting families, in order to safeguard today’s workers, families and loved ones and potential victims from future diagnoses.
Slater and Gordon Lawyers have a specialist team of asbestos compensation solicitors that deal with mesothelioma claims on a no win no fee basis. For a free consultation call 0800 916 9046 or contact us online and we’ll be happy to help you.