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John Pickering and Partners LLP


John Pickering and Partners LLP - Manchester
  • Suite 3.1, 3rd floor, Exchange Court
  • 1 Dale Street
  • Liverpool
  • Merseyside
  • UK
  • L2 2PP
  • Partners 8

THE FIRM A niche claimant personal injury firm with offices in Manchester, Liverpool, Halifax and Sheffield. Specialises in occupational illness and particularly asbestos litigation claims. Involved in many of the leading asbestos test cases and acted in Fairchild, Barker, South African Cape litigation, the first decided environmental asbestos test case and the dockworkers’ test cases. Acted in the first reported mesothelioma claim by a former pupil against a school and in the successful trigger issue litigation heard by the Supreme Court. Recommended by several prominent asbestos support groups and acts for clients across the UK and overseas. All offices APIL accredited. Adopts ethical business practices including donating 10% of net profits to good causes that help asbestos victims. Founded a charitable trust.

Personal Injury:
Predominantly industrial disease and especially asbestos related disease, including mesothelioma. Also occupational asthma, dermatitis and bladder cancer claims. EL and PL accident claims including head injury and spinal trauma actions.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury 100%
  • Partners Paul Glanville, Ruth Davies, Kevin Johnson


  • Old Exchange Buildings,
  • St Ann's Passage,
  • 29-31 King Street,
  • Manchester,
  • Lancashire
  • UK
  • M2 6BE
  • Tel (0161) 834 1251
  • Fax (0161) 834 1505
  • DX 14333 Manchester-1
  • Website : www.johnpickering.co.uk

Personal Injury: Mainly Claimant - North West

Basic facts about the department

- 8 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers

What the team is known for Provides a specialist focus on industrial disease work for claimants. With offices in Manchester and Liverpool, the team is recognised in the region and nationally as a significant force in asbestos litigation.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Technical ability: "Extremely good on disease work." 

Notable practitioners  

Kevin Johnson, a partner in the Liverpool office, is appreciated for his "bedside manner and regular communication," and as being "absolutely top dog." 

Carolann Hepworth acts out of the Manchester office. Sources remark on her "level of expertise and common sense in dealing with cases."

Personal Injury - UK-wide

Basic facts about the department
- 8 partners
- 10 other qualified lawyers 
- Office locations ranked: Liverpool, Manchester, Halifax

What the team is known for Widely regarded as national leaders in asbestos-related claims, including those involving overseas jurisdictions. Highly experienced in test cases and high-profile litigation relating to asbestos exposure. Strong commitment to the interests of individuals experiencing asbestos related conditions, with a long-standing involvement in campaigning and charitable work.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
Technical expertise: "They're all asbestos specialists – they're the best niche industrial disease practice."

Market standing: "If I was looking just at asbestos work I'd put them at the top."

Notable practitioners 

Key contacts include Kevin Johnson in Liverpool, Carolann Hepworth in Manchester, and Ruth Davies in Halifax.