I am the Regional Managing Partner of our Southampton office. I have specialised in acting for clients with asbestos illnesses for 23 years. I led Irwin Mitchell’s London asbestos team for 13 years before moving to set up the Southampton Office. I have particular expertise in complex mesothelioma cases.
"Guy is very empathetic with clients and carefully walks them through the process. He is a good litigator when difficult situations arise and is also very knowledgeable and approachable." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Leading Individual - Band 2)
"Mr Darlaston has a very kindly sympathetic manner and he gave me feedback from all the all the work he did and subsequent replies." - Legal 500, 2022
"Guy Darlaston is a class act with huge knowledge about mesothelioma cases. He has clear expertise in the most difficult and valuable cases and is able to spot novel lines of argument where others would miss them." – Legal 500, 2021
"He is extremely client-focused." – Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Leading Individual – Band 2)
"Guy Darlaston and his team at Irwin Mitchell Southampton have handled the very sensitive issue of the compensation claim for my late Father. Their attention to detail, compassion and drive to achieve the best possible outcome has never wavered. I would have no hesitation in recommending Guy and his team, their output is first class" - 5* Trustpilot review
"I am very happy with the help and advice i received from Guy Darleston and Ruth Bennitt at Irwin Mitchell, without their encouragement at a very difficult time I would never have had the strength to pursue the claim that ultimately resulted in my claim being successful." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Guy Darlaston met with my father during his illness and the first meeting was extremely relaxed and informal which made us all feel very at ease. Guy Darlaston and Ruth Bennitt at the Southampton office worked on our case and were both so good at keeping us updated throughout the process. They were always friendly and helpful both over the phone and in email correspondence." - 5* Trustpilot review
"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
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.