Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Year of Expansion in Fight for Claimants

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

A Year of Expansion in Fight for Claimants

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Browell Smith & Co Solicitors is a leading North -East law firm specialising in personal injury, industrial and occupational diseases and asbestos -related illnesses on behalf of claimants.

The firm also deals with cases relating to clinical negligence, employment and family law, wills, trusts and probate, conveyancing and remortgaging, immigration and citizenship, and welfare benefits.

The firm was established in 1995, with the intention of serving its communities and trade union clients.

Within the last 12 months, five new offices have opened in Sunderland, Annitsford, Stockton, Denton Burn and Stoke.

The firm now boasts 10 offices in the country, including offices at Newcastle, Durham, Cramlington, Ashington and Forest Hall.

The firm's most rapid area of growth has been in the personal injury and industrial disease fields ( where it acts for both trade union clients and their members, as well as for the public.

In particular, the firm works on behalf of the National Union of Mineworkers, GMB and TGWU.

The firm also acts for the NUM (COSA), NACODS and the National Association of Councillors.

Browell Smith & Co maintains high professional standards in all areas of practice and in its dealings with other members of the legal profession.

The firm's personal injury department, under the guidance of senior partner Brian Freeman, accommodates an ever-increasing volume of new instructions.

All types of personal injury work, including on road traffic accidents, are carried out.

Fatal injury cases and cases relating to holiday injuries and accidents abroad, particularly in the USA, are also dealt with by the firm.

Industrial disease expertise covers such areas as chronic bronchitis and emphysema, vibration white finger and asbestos-related diseases such as mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural thickening. …

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