Rachel James

Senior Associate

Rachel James RWK Lawyer

Rachel is Head of the Oxford Industrial Disease Team and a Senior Associate in The Royds With King Personal Injury team.

For the last 11 years, she has specialised in helping clients and their families to claim compensation for mesothelioma, asbestosis, asbestos lung cancer and pleural thickening.

Over the years, she recovered millions of pounds in compensation for victims of these illnesses.

Rachel has acted for many ex-pats who have been diagnosed with an asbestos illness after moving abroad, but were exposed to asbestos dust while theyworked in The United Kingdom. Like many of our team she often acts successfully for many claimants whose cases have been dropped by other firms who cherry-pick the easiest cases. She also regularly recovers funding for clients who may receive the greatest benefit from immunotherapy treatment for Mesothelioma.

Rachel is an Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) Senior Litigator and an accredited occupational and asbestos
disease specialist and has been recognised as “thorough and knowledgeable” by The Legal 500 UK.

Rachel regularly writes articles and edits our Asbestos team newsletter “Airborne”. She organises annual mesothelioma, lung cancer and asbestos linked disease study days and speaks regularly at these events on topics linked to asbestos disease law. Rachel also attends the National Lung Cancer Nurses Forum, British Thoracic Oncology Group annual conference and the Mesothelioma UK annual national patient & carer day.

She supports and fundraises for a number of charities including Cancer Research UK, HASAG, Mesothelioma UK and Macmillan Cancer support.


" The service that my late husband and I received from Royds Withy King has been excellent throughout. Our designated lawyer Rachel James was so caring, approachable, kind, understanding and always explained all that we/I had to go through step by step. Also the team were always polite, understanding and approachable. Thank you all. "

" I cannot thank Rachel James and team enough for all their hard work in relation to my late father's industrial disease compensation claim. They kept me informed every step of the way and the outcome has been better than I could ever have imagined .I would highly recommend Royds Withy King to anyone who is in the same situation. "

" I would like to thank Rachel James and team for their professionalism, care, understanding and sensitivity in dealing with my Dad’s mesothelioma claim. I was extremely impressed by their diligence and efficiency which made the whole process very easy for me. Without their help I would not have expected to receive any compensation or known who to pursue the claim with. I would certainly recommend Royds Withy King to any family in a similar situation. "


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