I'm a Senior Associate Solicitor in the Workplace Illness team based in Leeds. I am also an APIL-accredited Asbestos and Occupational Disease Senior Litigator.
I graduated from The University of Birmingham in 2000, before returning home to Leeds and qualifying as a solicitor in 2004.
I have specialised in asbestos-related disease claims from an early stage in my career, with a particular interest in mesothelioma. My expertise also extends to other occupational lung diseases, with an emphasis on silicosis.
My aim is to provide a sensitive, caring and supportive approach to what is a very difficult time for clients. I strive to deliver swift and efficient legal advice in order to obtain the best possible outcome in the shortest space of time.
"5 Stars go to Oliver Collett Solicitor with Irwin Mitchell for all his hard work in getting a pay out for Jack (Husband and Father) who died from an Asbestos Related Disease. Also for his patience and understanding as due to the COVID virus he was working from his home and communication was either landline phone or post. If we rang and had to leave a message he would ring back that day or at the latest the following day." - 5* Trustpilot review
"From start to finish we felt we were in extremely capable hands with Oliver Collett. He understood how sensitive the case was to us and guided us through every stage with empathy. He helped us through and made the whole process bearable under difficult circumstances. We really cannot praise Oliver and his team enough for all their help. Thank you." - Peter & Margaret, 5* Trustpilot review
"Oliver Collett... treated us from the beginning with efficiency, calmness and thoroughness. He was very knowledgeable, having previously conducted claims against the same employer. He answered all our questions fully and we felt that we could trust him.
"After my husband’s death, Oliver was very honest with me, showing sympathy and kindness. He was supportive throughout the process and thanks must go to him for bringing the claim to a satisfactory conclusion. I would have no hesitation in recommending Irwin Mitchell, and Oliver in particular, to anyone else who finds themselves in such a sad and overwhelming position." - Mrs J Mcalea, 5* Trustpilot review
"From the very first meeting Oliver was very clear with all advice given & keeping us up to date with progress through out claim. His knowledge on this type of case was excellent & helped guide us through it with confidence." – Craig Simmons, 5* Trustpilot review
"Oliver Collet dealt with my claim and throughout has conducted himself in a courteous and professional and manner. He explained at great length how the process works and managed to obtain a positive outcome without having to go court. I have every confidence in him and would recommend him to any future client." Michael Matthewson, 5* Trustpilot review
"The service Oliver Collett gave was exceptional in his dedication and professionalism in difficult circumstances. Thank you Oliver." Joyce Ward, 5* Trustpilot review
"Oliver was a thoroughly professional, highly qualified and specialised lawyer whose attention to detail and grasp of the wider issues were exemplary. It was a very sensitive time for us with my husband being very ill and I was comforted by the fact that Oliver took the strain off the situation by coming to visit us at home...
"Although weaker in physical strength, my husband's mental faculties were acute and he immediately took to Oliver and he has high standards. We were pleased with the outcome and professionalism and would not hesitate to recommend Irwin Mitchell to others in a similar situation” - Mary-Ellen Wyard, 5* Trustpilot review