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Guy Darlaston



I am the Managing Partner of the Southampton office, which acts exclusively for victims of both personal injury and asbestos related diseases throughout the South East. I have particular expertise in representing mesothelioma patients and their families in obtaining welfare benefits, access to other support services and financial compensation.

I routinely speak at conferences and seminars to the medical and legal profession on issues associated with acting for asbestos disease victims.


He "looks at the wider picture and the person involved in the case." - Chambers & Partners 2018

Guy Darlaston is an expert on asbestos-related disease cases. Sources praise him as "very impressive with clients." - Chambers & Partners 2017

"Among the most dedicated advocates for UK asbestos victims in the country." - Chambers & Partners 2014

Guy Darlaston heads the London asbestos disease team and receives the highest praise from experts for his efficient case management and for "fighting hard for his client." - Chambers & Partners 2013

"Knows when to pursue a justified case in the face of difficulties." - Legal 500 2012

"The firm remains dedicated to serious injury work, and is split into specialist teams, with Guy Darlaston leading the 'renowned' asbestos-related disease team." - Legal 500

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

It is always a privilege to assist those affected by the devastating consequences of asbestos disease - whether by helping directly with welfare benefits and legal compensation or by putting them in contact with other support services - to give some peace of mind and reassurance.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

I am fortunate to work within a team of highly specialised expert lawyers who are dedicated to advising people with asbestos illnesses.  We are widely recognised the leading team of asbestos lawyers in the South East. In addition, Irwin Mitchell has a network of specialist teams operating in each of its offices nationally and our collective knowledge and experience in this field is unrivalled.

Cases I've Been Involved With

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  • 06/03/2018
    Southampton Lawyers Host Charity Quiz Night To Support Disability Sport Initiative

    Through our work we have not only seen the impact that disability can have, but also the important role that physical activity, team work through sport can play” “We are incredibly proud to support the Saints Foundation Pan-Disability League, as it provides a vital lifeline to young people and gives them the chance to both enjoy football and develop their confidence. “We are hopeful that this quiz night will be a great opportunity for those attending to both have fun and help us raise vital funds to support the incredible work undertaken by everyone associated with the league.”

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  • 23/01/2018
    Abby’s Heroes Set To Benefit From Local Lawyers’ Fundraising Initiative

    The Charity of the Year initiative has been a fundamental part of our efforts to actively support the local communities where we are based for many years and we are proud to have helped a number of incredible causes along the way. “Abby’s Heroes is a fantastic cause and we are already hard at work planning out the range of events which will be held across the year to raise vital funds to support the incredible work it does.”

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  • 06/02/2017
    Law Firm Partners With Hampshire County Cricket Disability Programme

    From the work we do, we see the positive impact that taking part in disability and inclusive sport can have for people who have suffered life changing injuries. We’re already actively trying to support disability sports clubs in the region and are honoured to be able add the HCB disability programme to that list. We hope that our support will enable more people the chance to get involved with inclusive cricket.

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  • 02/10/2015
    Irwin Mitchell’s Southampton Office Wins Legal 500 UK 2015 Award

    “We are incredibly delighted and proud to have received this recognition from the prestigious international legal directory, The Legal 500. “It is a fantastic achievement and even more so when you consider that the office opened a little more than a year ago. In that time we have worked hard to recruit the very best lawyers to ensure that the office provides the leading legal expertise expected of Irwin Mitchell. We are delighted to offer that service to our clients throughout the region. “We have achieved a great deal in 12 months. The prospects for the future of Irwin Mitchell across the South East are very exciting.”

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