Satpal Singh



I'm an Associate Solicitor in Bristol with over 13 years of experience of resolving complex personal injury cases, with a particular focus upon asbestos-related claims.

I'm passionate about ensuring that my clients receive the best care, legal and financial advice and support and, where appropriate, that cases are progressed swiftly. All clients are visited at home and in all cases I will also assist with state benefit application forms.

I aim to make the claims process as straight forward as possible, and I have concluded many cases within two to four months of being instructed, even concluding a case within 24 days. I've also helped to establish a Fast Track system for mesothelioma cases in the courts in the South West, and have been involved in a number of high profile cases.

Supreme Court Cases

I recently represented two clients at the Supreme Court:

  • Mrs Edna McDonald v National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC [2014] I acted for Mrs Mcdonald in her appeal at the Supreme Court. Mrs Mcdonald’s case has both clarified the law and broadened the protection that the law gives to workers. The appeal concerned the interpretation of the Factories Act and Asbestos Industry Regulations and whilst the case was successful (on a majority 3:2 basis), there was considerable disagreement between the judges. The case was initially unsuccessful in June 2013, so the appeal was expedited to the Court of Appeal and thereafter to the Supreme Court, where it was heard in February 2014.
  • International Energy Group Limited v Zurich Insurance PLC [2015] I acted for the Asbestos Victim Support Groups Forum in their intervention in this case. Mr Patrick Walsh of Slater & Gordon was also instructed. This case has wide ranging effects on victims of industrial disease and their families. It was important that the voices of victims were heard in the Supreme Court during the court hearings in July 2014 and January 2015. By a narrow majority (4:3) the Supreme Court favoured a solution which will ensure that victims recover full compensation.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 19/01/2016
    Family Appeal For Information After Courtaulds Group Worker’s Asbestos Death

    “We see numerous cases related to mesothelioma, a very aggressive and sadly incurable form of cancer that impacts victims, like Michael, many decades after they were exposed to asbestos. “His family are desperate to understand how he came to be exposed to the material and develop this terrible disease, so we are urging anyone who worked with him at Courtaulds Textiles to please come forward and help us with our investigations. “Any information could prove absolutely vital in helping Michael’s loved ones get the answers that they deserve.”

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  • 22/10/2015
    Devastated Widow Appealing For Help After Husband’s Mesothelioma Death

    “The dangers of asbestos have been well known by companies for many decades yet all too often we hear from victims of asbestos exposure, like Colin, who were never warned about the substance. “Colin believed he was exposed to asbestos while working as a joiner and carpenter at George Wimpey & Co in the 1960s and understandably his wife, Ann, and their two children, are looking for answers about where Colin was exposed and if more could have been done to protect him. “We know from experience that asbestos was widely used in the building trade in the 1960s and we would now like to hear from any of Colin’s former colleagues at George Wimpey & Co who can detail the working conditions at the time and how Colin came into contact with the deadly substance.”

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  • 25/08/2015
    Widow Appeals For Information After Inquest Into Husband’s Mesothelioma Death

    “Mesothelioma is a very aggressive and sadly incurable form of cancer that impact victims, like John, decades after they were exposed to the material. “Understandably, Helen and her son Robert want more information and answers about how their husband and father came into contact with asbestos and if steps were taken to reduce the risks posed to him by the asbestos dust and fibres present at many of the sites he worked at during his employment. “We are appealing to former colleagues to help provide information about exposure to asbestos decades ago to provide answers to his family. “We would like to hear from the many plumbers, joiners, laggers, carpenters and labourers that worked for W Loweth & Sons Limited during the 1970s and 80s who have information on the presence of asbestos at construction sites John worked at and what measures, if any, were in place to protect workers inhaling the deadly dust and fibres.”

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