Gavin Evans

Partner, Industrial Disease Lawyer

Career

Gavin joined Simpson Millar in October 2015, and is a Senior Lawyer specialising in Industrial Disease claims.

He advises clients on a wide variety of work-related illness and disease claims, with particular emphasis on Asbestos claims and Occupational Cancer.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in personal injury claims, and in litigating asbestos cases, including Mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening claims, regularly recovering six-figure amounts of compensation for clients.

Gavin has also pursued claims on behalf of clients in the USA, using experienced U.S. Lawyers as agents to obtain awards through the U.S. Court system and also from U.S. trust funds set up to compensate victims of asbestos. U.S. claims can be pursued against both employers with a U.S. connection and also against U.S. manufacturers of asbestos products.

He has provided legal training to colleagues in asbestos and other industrial disease cases.

Gavin’s broad expertise covers industrial disease cases including asbestos, occupational cancers, dermatitis, Hand-arm Vibration Syndrome (vibration white finger), stress at work and work-related upper limb disorders and Repetitive Strain Injury claims.

Apil accredited Asbestos Disease Specialist and an Occupational Disease Specialist

Gavin is a Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and is accredited by APIL as an Occupational and Asbestos Disease Specialist Lawyer. He is also a member of the Law Society, and has been recommended in its Legal 500 lists of top practitioners.

Interests outside of work

He enjoys spending time with his family, rugby, cycling, literature and travelling.

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