I provide training across the range of Industrial Disease matters.

Recently training has been given to:

  • Claimant solicitor firms
  • Defendant solicitor firms
  • Local authorities
  • Joint sessions to both claimant and defendant solicitors by ‘zoom’

I am currently preparing in-house training for Chambers and training to barristers of the North-Eastern Circuit.

Training can easily be arranged via zoom or any other similar remote app.

Solicitors may be interested in any of the topics below, but other topics can easily be arranged by request.

Noise Induced Hearing Loss:

  • An Introduction to NIHL
  • What is Noise and what is breach of duty
  • Audiograms and medical causation
  • Factual Issues in NIHL
  • Limitation in NIHL
  • De Minimis
  • Complex medical issues in NIHL (either individual topics or a review of the common complex issues)

Vibration Induced Injury:

  • An Introduction to vibration related injury
  • What is vibration and what is a breach of duty
  • Forms of vibration related injury and their causation
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome and its connection to vibration

Asbestos Related injury:

  • Date of guilty knowledge
  • Forms of asbestos related injury
  • Factual issues in asbestos claims
  • Limitation in asbestos claims


  • Section 14 of the Limitation Act 1980 and the date of knowledge
  • Section 33 of the Limitation Act 1980 and the practical use of the discretion
  • Evidence in limitation cases

Other training:

  • Occupational asthma – an Introduction 
  • Dermatitis – an Introduction

Feedback from recent sessions:

It was really interesting, thanks.

It was really useful.  Thank you very much.

Thanks – it was really informative.

It was really interesting and very helpful, thank you…”

Great session today, I really appreciated Jim’s time and knowledge.

“Very useful session, thanks.

“The training today was really useful.”