If you have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, it is likely that you will be able to claim compensation. You will need expert legal advice from a solicitor who is a specialist in mesothelioma claims. Not all solicitors, even those that work in personal injury, are specialists in mesothelioma claims.

A specialist mesothelioma solicitor will help you get the right amount of compensation without charging you for the work that they do so that you get 100% of what you are entitled to.

You may know how your asbestos exposure occurred, but frequently people don’t recall how and where they were exposed to asbestos. It may not have been you who handled or disturbed the asbestos you were exposed to, but you may have been nearby when someone else did.

A specialist solicitor will see you at home or in the hospital and go through your work history. Using their specialist knowledge of the products and processes and their experience of other similar cases, they will try to help you identify where and how you may have been exposed to asbestos dust.


ReadLey has a Legal Panel of specialist solicitors who have years of experience providing specialist legal advice to people diagnosed with mesothelioma.

The ReadLey Legal Panel includes four UK law firms that will support and raise awareness of the charity, as well as offering independent legal support to mesothelioma patients and their families.

The Legal Panel covers a two-year period and the selected law firms pay an annual fee. Each has agreed to support ReadLey fundraising events and campaigns, promote donations through legacies, share information for research and collaborate with other specialist firms.

You can also locate asbestos solicitors via Mesothelioma UK, your lung cancer nurse, or through your union.

Disclaimer: ReadLey does not accept any responsibility relating to the appointment of a law firm.

Each law firm offers the following services:

  • Meetings in a place of your choice, including home visits
  • Swift response times to enquiries
  • Providing clear and sound advice throughout
  • Commitment in looking after your interests
  • Accessible by phone or email
  • No costs to patients or family (No win, No Fee)
  • Agree deadlines and timely feedback
  • Technical expertise throughout
  • 100% of the compensation claim with no deductions for legal fees.
Thompsons Solicitors

Slater + Gordon Lawyers

Slater and Gordon is one of the UK’s leading consumer law firms with lawyers based locally around the country.

Industrial disease compensation claims. If you've been diagnosed with an industrial disease, we have the expertise to seek rightful compensation on your behalf. Slater and Gordon's industrial disease solicitors are here to advise and support you and your family throughout the claims process and beyond.

Leigh Day

We are a unique law firm working for people in the United Kingdom, and across the globe, who have been injured, discriminated against or had their human rights abused.

We specialise in many aspects of national and international personal injury, human rights, clinical negligence, employment, group claims and more.

Thompsons Solicitors

Standing up for you since 1921

Every year, we secure millions of pounds in compensation for those who have been disadvantaged or marginalised due to injury. And as long as there are employers who put profit before the safety and rights of their workforce, we will be here to help.

We continue to expose injustice, hold those responsible to account and campaign for positive change. As a point of principle, we will never work for employers or insurers.

Irwin Mitchell

Expert Hand. Human Touch.

At Irwin Mitchell, we pride ourselves in understanding people. We understand that everybody's situation is different, be it business or personal.

Whatever happens, if you need legal advice or support with your financial planning, we’re here. We’ll listen, get to know you and your situation, and give you all the advice you need.