About us

Managing your claim

We have a small team led by Warren Miller to guide you through the initial stages of the claims process. Their role is to answer any questions you may have and to assess whether you can claim compensation for an asbestos illness. Warren joined us 8 years ago after running a successful claims management company for 10 years. He said:

" Our team will always take the time to explain the legal process in simple terms. It is our aim to minimise any stress and ensure that there is no financial risk to clients making an asbestos disease claim. I have worked with Helen Childs for more than 15 years and am always confident that the claims that we pass on to Helen and her team will be handled with kindness and compassion. "

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Many firms of solicitors cherry-pick easier cases, but Helen always goes the extra mile and will always take on complex cases refused by other firms.

This is an important consideration, because many claims are a result of asbestos exposure decades ago, with the inherent complexity of tracing employers and insurers from back in the day.

All of our cases are dealt with on a no win - no fee basis. For mesothelioma and asbestos cancer claims our service is totally free from start to finish and the claimant keeps 100% of the compensation.

For asbestosis and pleural thickening cases there is no money upfront either, but we take a small percentage of the compensation awarded. We keep this to a minimum as every case in different, but it is capped at 25%.

Our Values and History

Since Royds Withy King were established in 1873, a lot has for the legal industry, however, one thing remains the same: The founding principles were to provide an outstanding level of personal service to our clients. That still drives everything we do.

We are a Top 100 law firm, with a turnover of around £36m, 65 partners and over 470 staff.

In 2018, we were ranked in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Mid-Sized Companies to work for, for the 5th consecutive year.

We are fully regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and our asbestos and mesothelioma lawyers are accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

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We are a progressive, people-focused law firm with the expertise and knowledge you need delivered in a friendly and personal approach for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Disability confident

Royds Withy King are proud to be committed to Disability Confident, a government led scheme which aims to create a diverse working environment.

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We believe that we are strongest when we recruit from the widest pool of available talent, and that means ensuring that our work environment are appropriate for all.

Our long established work in the field of personal injury and clinical negligence means that we constantly work with, and for people with a range of life changing injuries.

We witness first-hand how opportunities are taken away from people, and we constantly fight for them to be restored.

We strongly believe in the dignity of work, and that this opportunity should be made available to all. We are committed to making sure that all the different abilities of our staff are supported, and in doing so create a diverse, effective, and profitable organisation.

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