Joanne Candlish > Hodge Jones & Allen > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hodge Jones & Allen

Work Department

Industrial Disease


Joanne, a Partner in the Industrial Disease Department and a leading and highly experienced mesothelioma and complex injury lawyer. During a career spanning over 30 years she has acted for numerous asbestos victims and their families. Joanne specialises in mesothelioma and asbestos related lung cancer claims and serious/complex personal injuries caused by road traffic and work place accidents.

She has taken the fight for justice for her clients to the highest courts in the land. Her past clients have spoken of her empathy, dedication and determination to secure justice and compensation. She works closely with medical professionals, engineering experts, support groups and other charities to assist victims and their families and to raise awareness of the issues affecting asbestos victims.

She is a highly experienced litigator and has always acted for personal injury victims and in particular people exposed to asbestos. Recent successful cases include securing a seven figure settlement for a living lung cancer victim, and a six figure settlement for the widow of an 80 year old mesothelioma victim.


Joanne started her legal career at a small High Street Legal Aid firm, as a trainee legal executive, in 1992. Joanne attended evening classes at the local college to pass the legal executive professional exams, which she completed in 1996. She then attended university evening classes to gain her law degree, whilst working full time as a qualified legal executive. She joined Thompsons in 2004 and was head of the North West Regional Asbestos Team. She joined Hodge Jones & Allen as a partner in 2021.


  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) – Senior Litigator
  • The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers – Asbestos and Occupational Disease Specialist


  • Liverpool John Moores University- LLB- Hons
  • College of Law Christleton- LPC