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Michael Wolstencroft Solicitor, Industrial Disease

Experience Profile

Michael is a Solicitor in the Industrial Disease team at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in Manchester.

He specialises in asbestos related diseases and represents asbestos sufferers throughout the UK and abroad who have been diagnosed with asbestosis, lung cancer, mesothelioma and pleural thickening conditions. Michael also represents the families of asbestos victims who have sadly passed away as a consequence of asbestos related disease.

Michael recently successfully concluded a claim for a mesothelioma sufferer who was exposed to asbestos when employed as a Plater cutting into asbestos sheeting as part of his work. The settlement approved by the Court included provision for future costs of expensive private medical treatment namely, immunotherapy.  

Michael has experience of bringing successful claims on behalf of asbestos victims who lived close to asbestos manufacturing factories and also for partners of people who worked with asbestos who have contracted asbestos related diseases through washing their partners' asbestos contaminated overalls. He also has vast experience of acting on behalf of clients suffering from hard-arm vibration syndrome, occupational stress and repetitive strain injuries.


Career history

  • 2018 to present - Slater and Gordon Lawyers
  • 2017 to 2018 - Thompsons Solicitors
  • 2009 to 2017 - Roberts Jackson
  • University of Manchester