Phillip Gower -
Partner, Industrial Disease
T: 0345 357 9700
F: 0345 357 9749
Based in: Cardiff
Catastrophic Injury Claims Illness/Disease Claims, Personal Injury Claims
Phillip joined Simpson Millar in May 2005 and set up and heads the Cardiff Office. Phillip has over 20 years expertise of conducting Personal Injury Litigation on behalf of Claimants. He specializes in industrial disease and head/brain injury claims and has recovered damages in one of the highest awards approved by the High Court in Wales in a brain injury case. Phillip has an interest in advising clients living abroad with asbestos exposure claims and has dealt with a large number of claims with clients in Australia, South Africa, America, Europe and Canada.
Chambers and Partners 2017 refers to Phillip Gower as a 'key contact' in the disease claims team.
Phillip Gower is recognised in the Legal 500 United Kingdom 2017 edition as a leading individual in the personal injury sector. Phillip Gower is a ‘very experienced’ team head and ‘is extremely knowledgeable in the personal injuries and disease fields. He specialises in asbestos-related injuries, among other industrial disease claims. Gower also handles other high-profile claims, including representing a client whose son suffered severe injuries as a result of a dog attack at his home.’
Phillip is a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives, Senior Litigator of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, a member of the Spinal Injuries Association and is also a member of the Professional Negligence Lawyers' Association. Phil also has a BSA Certificate in Industrial Audiometry.
Phillip's status as an APIL accredited occupational and asbestos disease specialist underlines his status as an expert in his field. These accreditations recognise Phillip's ability to gain justice for victims of serious illness, while highlighting his drive and commitment to fighting for the rights of his clients.
Phillip has a keen interest in marine conservation. He is a Scuba Diver who has recorded over 150 dives including an environmental survey. Outside of the office and diving he continues to support his local Headway charity and Pro bono legal advice.