Leigh Day

Vijay Ganapathy

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Practice Areas

Vijay is a partner with over 13 years’ experience of industrial disease (mainly asbestos and mesothelioma) and complex injury cases. He has achieved success in difficult cases here and overseas having negotiating settlements for various Australian residents ensuring they receive immunotherapy treatment locally. His most notable success was in Chandler v Cape plc [2012] EWCA 525 CA, a landmark case that set a new precedent in tort and company law for parent company liability. He also specialises in child brain injury cases and has obtained successful outcomes in other varied injury cases.


Vijay read law at King's College London and trained as both a barrister and solicitor. He undertook his training contract at Hodge Jones & Allen before joining Leigh Day in 2007.

Professional Memberships

Vijay is accredited as a Senior Litigator and holds specialist accreditation for Occupational and Asbestos Disease claims with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (‘APIL’). He is also an APIL assessor for other solicitors seeking specialist accreditation. He sits on the Asbestos Sub-Committee in Parliament.


Vijay has given talks at universities and specialist hospital teams. He has also written quarterly updates for the Solicitors Journal for over 10 years and now writes for the New Law Journal.