Oliver is a Partner leading the Workplace Illness team in Leeds and has been with Irwin Mitchell since 2017, having over 20 years’ legal experience and being widely regarded as a leader in his field in the Yorkshire region. He is recognised by APIL as an accredited Senior Litigator and asbestos and occupational disease specialist.
He has a particular interest in Mesothelioma, Asbestos Related Lung Cancer and non-asbestos related lung diseases such as Silicosis. He has a reputation for his technical expertise and thoroughness in litigation and consistently recovers well in excess of £2m in client damages each year, including vital funds to cover private treatment costs for mesothelioma clients and recovery of hospice costs.
He is particularly noted for his compassion and outstanding client care skills representing clients with life limiting illnesses, with clients describing him as “a thoroughly professional, highly qualified and specialised lawyer” who was “very honest with me, showing sympathy and kindness” and “helped us through and made the whole process bearable in difficult circumstances”.
Oliver has a keen passion for education within the healthcare sector to raise the awareness of occupational diseases and the importance of specialist legal support to patients. He regularly presents seminars to hospitals, hospices and coroners and is an active fundraiser for charities supporting cancer patients, such as Mesothelioma UK, Maggies Leeds, Yorkshire & Humber Asbestos Support Group (SARAG) and various hospices throughout the area. Oliver also provides support to Mesothelioma Support Yorkshire (MESSY), a patient support group, since its inception over 10 years ago.
"Case was handled professionally and sympathetically throughout. We were kept well informed throughout the process and Oliver Collet was very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Excellent professional advice and updates given from start to finish of our case by Oliver Collett." - 5* Trustpilot review