Tony Hood > Thompsons Solicitors LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Thompsons Solicitors LLP
Maybrook House
27-35 Grainger Street
Newcastle upon Tyne

Work Department

Asbestos Disease


Member, Operations Director



Tony is the firm’s Operations Director and the national head of asbestos strategy, designing and evaluating best practice procedures for asbestos casework.

Tony works closely with trade unions, asbestos support groups and charities to ensure that every asbestos client receives the very best expert support and advice.

Consistency of high-quality, expert advice and representation to those for whom the firm acts is a key focus for Tony. He joined the Newcastle office in 2001, where he completed his training contract. Since then, Tony has specialised in asbestos cases and managed several different teams.

Tony became the first lawyer in the UK to win a ‘third generation’ asbestos exposure case when he secured compensation for a woman exposed through contact with her grandfather’s work clothes.

The driving force for Tony’s career has been courage and dignity in the face of a devastating diagnosis of an asbestos-related disease. His aim is to achieve the maximum amount of compensation in the shortest possible time for those affected, including their families.


Tony is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.

Lawyer Rankings

North > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Fiona Belgian heads up Thompsons Solicitors LLP’s personal injury and clinical negligence team based in Newcastle. Exclusively acting for claimants, most notably, trade union members, the team supports its clients in dedicated teams. While Clair Wilson handles clinical negligence claims, Trevor Hall is responsible for serious injury and accident claims. Industrial disease claims are handled by Tony Hood and asbestos lawyer Andrew Venn. Helen Cornforth is ‘pragmatic and sensible with a keen eye for detail.’ The team currently acts for the TUC in the Covid Inquiry.