Leigh Day

Kevin Johnson

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Practice Areas

Partner in industrial disease department based in Liverpool and Manchester, has specialised in asbestos disease claims for over 20 years. Acts for claimants in the UK and ex-pats who now reside in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, etc. Reported cases include Dowdall v William Kenyon & Sons Limited [2014]. Involved in several high profile and leading asbestos test cases including Rice and Thompson v Secretary of State for Trade & Industry (2007) which created a precedent that allowed dockworkers to sue the government for asbestos disease. Acted in several recent cases where he recovered substantial damages on behalf of mesothelioma sufferers who incurred private medical costs for treatments not currently available on the NHS, including immunotherapy.


Joined Leigh Day in December 2016. Previously at John Pickering and Partners (now Slater & Gordon) since 1999.

Professional Memberships

Accredited member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel. Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and APIL Accredited Occupational Disease Specialist and Asbestos Disease Specialist. Assessor in applications to APIL for PI accreditation.


Lectures and has chaired conferences on asbestos litigation. Spoke on mesothelioma damages reform at the Asbestos Sub-Committee of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Health and Safety.