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Daniel Easton

Daniel deals with complex personal injury claims, specialising in industrial disease claims and catastrophic injuries.   His work is particularly focussed on asbestos disease claims.

Daniel began to focus his practise exclusively on claimant personal injury claims whilst undertaking his training with Lawfords solicitors.  Since joining Leigh Day in 2003 he has developed a particular interest in claims for industrial disease and catastrophic injuries.  He became a partner at Leigh Day in 2008.

He is accepted as a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. He has written numerous articles for journals and publications and regularly gives lectures at professional training courses.  In the Legal 500 he is described as ‘outstandingly knowledgeable’ by the Bar, and ‘compassionate’ and ‘responsive’ by clients.

In July 2008 he was elected Secretary of APIL's Occupational Health Special Interest Group. In June 2014 he was appointed co-ordinator of APIL’s Occupational Health Special Interest Group.  He also advises on the Asbestos Sub-Committee of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Occupational Safety and Health.

He regularly acts for claimants with limited life expectancies making urgent claims for compensation and has acted for numerous Australian ex pats who were exposed to asbestos when they previously worked in England. 

Notable cases include:

  • S v Circaprint Limited [2005] - highest (then) award for pain and suffering in a mesothelioma claim and established award for loss of a husband's affection.

  • Graham Taylor v Cape & Others [2009] - £400,000 damages for Australian asbestosis sufferer (one of the highest value reported asbestosis claims)

  • Frith v DECC & Others [2012] – successful limitation trial for “post-cut off claim” under the British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation deemed 9 years ‘out of time’; (later settled £300,000 for pneumoconiosis and COPD)

  • Chandler v Cape PLC [2012] – successful claim (upheld on appeal) against a parent company for asbestos exposure at a subsidiary factory