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Peter Williams

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Asbestos claims and personal injury



Peter Williams is head of Asbestos Claims at Fieldfisher and has more than 20 years' experience acting for victims of illnesses and accidents. His claims cover many areas, including:

  • Mesothelioma and asbestos claims
  • Personal injury claims
  • Work accident claims
  • Road traffic accident claims

Recently Peter has settled the following cases:

  • £212,500 recovered from builders Wallis Limited for a Cornishman who suffered from mesothelioma.
  • £155,000 recovered from W. Newton (Engineers) Limited.
  • £300,000 recovered for a widow of a man suffering from mesothelioma and his mother in law. The settlement required court approval.
  • £157,441 recovered from Westinghouse Brake & Signal Holdings Limited insurers, achieved after an extensive search for witnesses in the Chippenham insurers
  • £155,000 recovered from Thermofelt Limited within 4 months of instruction using FIELDFISHER insurers database
  • £425,000 recovered for the husband and children of a 45 year old woman, who died from mesothelioma, following exposure to asbestos from her father's overalls as a child
Learn more about Solicitor Peter Williams


Peter is a member of both the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. Peter is also a member of the forum of catastrophic injury solicitors (Focis) which is a small group of the most prominent catastrophic solicitors in the country.


Membership is by invitation only

London: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Peter Williams - Fieldfisher

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Fieldfisher is 'one of the best firms' in this area and takes on high-value and cross-border claims. The firm’s overall 'level of service is excellent' and it adopts a 'tactical approach to resolve issues very quickly'. It recently handled a number of high-profile cases, including the first English civil claim against the Weinstein Corporation and Harvey Weinstein personally on behalf of a client who alleged sexual assault. In other work, it is representing victims of the Finsbury Park terrorist attack. The team, which is 'dedicated to achieving the best results for its clients', is headed by Paul McNeil; the 'tenacious' Jill Greenfield leads the serious injury team and is 'the person to call on for any difficult case'; and the 'meticulous' Jennifer Buchanan has 'a superb eye for detail' and is an 'aggressive and effective litigator'. Other notable individuals are the 'very experienced' Peter Williams, Dushal Mehta and Andrew Morgan, who are 'exceptional lawyers' and have 'excellent client-handling skills'.

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