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Pauline Chandler

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Personal Injury: Industrial Disease

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Pauline is a Principal Lawyer at Slater and Gordon in Manchester. She has specialised in industrial accident and disease claims for more than 40 years.

During her career she has helped thousands of clients recover compensation for mesothelioma, asbestos and other industrial diseases.

These have included bladder cancer from chemicals, nasal cancer from wood dust and other skin and lung diseases caused by chemicals and irritant dusts at work.

Pauline has pursued some high profile and important and ground-breaking industrial disease cases, such as Knox & Others-v-Cammell Laird known as the "Welders Lung" case and several other Court of Appeal cases that have changed the law for asbestos victims and are frequently relied on and referred to as precedents in other disease claim judgements. Such judgements include: Owen-v-IMI Yorkshire Copper Tube; Jeromson-v-Shell Tankers; Furness-v-Massey; McCamley-v-Cammel Laird; Johnson-v-Reed Corrugated Cases; Sabin-v-British Rail; Cookson-v-Novartis Grimsby; and Spillett-v-Carillion.

In addition she has successfully pursued numerous nasal cancer and asbestos cases that other solicitors abandoned because they could not find the relevant employers’ liability insurers.

Career

Pauline began her legal career in 1973 and joined Pannone Solicitors in 1999. She became a Principal Lawyer with Slater and Gordon in 2014.


North West: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Leading individuals

Pauline Chandler - Slater and Gordon

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Slater and Gordon has an 'exceptionally well regarded team with an established history of being at the forefront of child abuse litigation', led by Richard Scorer. The team also has a particular specialism in running industrial disease cases, particularly in relation to asbestos exposure. National head of industrial disease Madelene Holdsworth is 'experienced and particularly tenacious in pursuit of cases, with a keen eye for detail.' Pauline Chandler, Michael Hardacre and principal lawyers Kim Harrison and David (Jon) Andrews, who joined from Linder Myers in 2018, are recommended. Michael Wolstencroft also joined from Roberts Jackson Solicitors as a senior solicitor, while Jennifer Maloney left the firm and now is a judge.

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