Meet the Team

Helen Childs

Partner

Helen is a partner in our Personal Injury team who specialises in the niche area of industrial diseases. She represents claimants with industrial diseases from a diverse range of industries including asbestos-related illnesses such as Mesothelioma , Asbestos Lung Cancer , Asbestosis and Pleural Thickening.

Helen Childs Partner

I have always wanted to work in this area of law. For me, personal injury law is about the combination of the human element; helping people to get recompense for often devastating accidents, with the thrill of the chase; working out who was at fault and forcing them to accept responsibility and pay the compensation that's due. Moving into asbestos claims was a logical progression for me.

My clients are invariably lovely people who have been dealt a very bitter blow with their diagnosis of an often very serious illness, or the loss of a loved one. Listening to their life stories is fascinating, and working out who is responsible for their loss can involve detailed forensic analysis, and is always really interesting and hugely rewarding. It's a pleasure and a privilege to help each and every one of my clients. Read more >

Jennifer Seavor

Associate

Maggie Powell Associate

Jennifer qualified in 2008 and has specialised in acting for sufferers of asbestos-related diseases ever since. In the last few years Jennifer has recovered over £3 million in compensation for her clients, and is especially recommended by The Legal 500 UK for “asbestos-related claims”.

Often my clients have lost a loved one due to an asbestos disease and watched them suffer during their illness. Helping my clients to pursue claims and recover compensation can never replace their health or the loved one they have lost. However, I consider it vital that those responsible are brought to justice. I have dedicated my career to this work and my clients are my number one priority. It is a pleasure to use my skills and experience to assist them. Read more >

Rachel James

Associate

Ian Carrier Partner

After qualifying in 2005, Rachel specialised in catastrophic brain injury cases before specialising in asbestos linked diseases such as mesothelioma, asbestosis, lung cancer and pleural thickening claims in recent years.

Since moving into asbestos claims, I cannot imagine doing anything else. My clients are always lovely people who have been dealt a devastating and often very sudden blow. While no amount of compensation can replace a love one or change a devastating diagnosis, it is hugely rewarding to know that I can assist in providing some level of financial security and peace of mind to victims and families who find themselves in such a dreadful situation. Read more >

Nicky Howe

Associate

Rebecca Fuller Solicitor

Nicky has a wide range of experience with industrial diseases claims including:
Asbestos related industrial disease claims including a case load of multi track employers liability claims for a number of years prior to working on disease cases. She has experience in cases involving of a mixed range of asbestos conditions such as mesothelioma, asbestos related lung cancer, pleural thickening and asbestosis. Always aiming to achieve the best possible outcome for clients.

I am excited to be working for RWK, the work opportunities will bring exciting and new challenges to each working week. I feel privileged to work in such a great and highly respected team with colleagues who share my passion for this rewarding area of work.

Emily Barratt

Solicitor

Richard Brooks Partner

Emily joined the firm from Irwin Mitchell, where she had a background in a broad range of personal injury and asbestos-related disease cases.

I believe in fighting for sufferers of asbestos related disease and their families because employers should have done more to prevent people from becoming exposed to such a harmful substance. No amount of compensation can make up for their suffering but at the very least they deserve some answers and some accountability.

Lauren Ruxton

Paralegal

Louise Hart Partner

Lauren is a member of our specialist mesothelioma and asbestos claims team. Lauren has been a member of our Industrial Diseases team since August 2018, having previously worked in our Residential Property team.

I have been at Royds Withy King for 3 years and have been part of the ID team for just under a year. I enjoy working with the team and the work we do is really interesting. I am excited to see how my role might progress in the future.

Abbie Porter

Paralegal

Jill Rainey Solicitor

Abbie is a Paralegal in the Personal Injury team in the Bath office, assisting with Industrial Disease compensation claims. Wanting to pursue a career in law since a young age, Abbie has joined Royds Withy King as a legal apprentice after completing her A levels. Abbie is currently working with the Personal Injury department, assisting associate Jennifer Seavor with Industrial Disease compensation claims.

Throughout school I was always set on the idea of pursuing a career in law. Undertaking an apprenticeship at Royds Withy King has given me vital experience, allowing me to understand how the work in the personal injury team really makes a difference to clients who have suffered often life changing injuries. I look forward to progressing with the team and continuing to play a part in this important work.

Kathy Cooke

Specialist Cancer Advisor

Rachel Jones Claims Handler

Kathy has worked in the cancer field for over 30 years, starting her career as a therapy radiographer then as a lecturer in radiotherapy. She was course leader for the MSc in Radiotherapy and Oncology at University of Hertfordshire before returning to clinical practice to take up the role of Manager for the pre-treatment and dosimetry aspects of the radiotherapy process at the Cromwell Hospital in London.

She then worked in the charity sector, initially for Brain Tumour Support then as Partnership Quality Lead for Macmillan Cancer Support. She is passionate about ensuring that the patient voice is at the centre of all service developments. She is not remunerated for her articles on this website but is happy to support the work that we do to help victims of Mesothelioma and asbestos cancer. Read more >

Warren Miller

Claims Manager

Mark Hambleton Associate

Warren is our claims management consultant who has been assisting victims of asbestos diseases for more than 18 years. He was Managing Director and co-owner of a successful claims management company for 10 years before joining us in 2013.

Warren and his team provide an initial assessment as to whether it may be possible to make a claim for Mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases. He ensures that clients are provided with the latest information in a way that cuts through the legal and medical terminology.

He also oversees the writing of the website, providing a conduit between the solicitors and website authors and designers.

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