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Guy Darlaston

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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.


"Always available, understanding and utterly professional," say clients. Other sources add that he is "incredibly diligent and a detailed kind of lawyer, who will run hard cases and is prepared to take risks." - Chambers & Partners, 2019

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.

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  • 03/06/2019
    Irwin Mitchell Donates £16,252 to Abby's Heroes

    “Abby’s Heroes is a fantastic local charity and the whole office is proud to have raised such a huge amount of money for them. We have helped some incredible causes over the years with the Charity of the Year programme and Abby’s Heroes is a worthy addition. The charity gives families the breathing space they need to face a moment terrible enough, without having to choose between family and finance at a time all of us hope we will never have to face ourselves.”

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  • 04/03/2019
    Rowans Hospice Set To Benefit From Hampshire Lawyers’ Fundraising Initiative

    “As a firm we have always been passionate about doing what we can do to support important causes and organisations through the IMCF and the Charity of the Year initiative. “Rowans Hospice undertakes incredibly important work and we are already planning a range of activities across the year which will ensure that vital funds are raised to support the services that it provides to so many people. “Helping good causes is a core part of life here at Irwin Mitchell and we are excited about seeing just how much we can do for Rowans Hospice and our other chosen charities across the coming months.”

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  • 27/03/2018
    Hampshire And Isle of Wight Air Ambulance To Receive £11,000 Donation From Irwin Mitchell

    “It’s an honour to be able to provide this record donation to a truly fantastic cause in our local community. “Last year we celebrated 20 years of the IMCF and I am delighted that, thanks to the creativity and generosity of Irwin Mitchell employees, we made our anniversary year a record breaking one. “Everyone at IM is passionate about giving back to the communities we operate in and making a real difference to the lives of those supported by our Charities of the Year. “We are incredibly proud of what we achieved last year and our staff has been spurred on to think of bigger and better ways to fundraise for this year’s good cause.”

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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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