Accident at work
Asbestos related diseases
About Madelene Holdsworth
Madelene leads the industrial disease team nationally at Slater and Gordon. She specialises in claims for asbestos victims, occupational asthma, dermatitis, chemical poisoning cases, stress at work claims and noise induced hearing loss cases particularly on behalf of ex Armed Forces personnel. She has a highly specialised and unique expertise in carbon monoxide poisoning claims and is one of the UK’s foremost legal experts in this area, being involved in several high profile Carbon Monoxide poisoning claims and speaking at the House Of Lords on Carbon Monoxide poisoning. She has successfully handled many stress at work claims, another niche area of personal injury litigation.
Client’s describe Madelene as tenacious, practical and very dogged. She expertly guides her clients through the litigation process, explaining complex legal issues in a clear and concise manner. She thrives on tricky litigated cases and in particular, is not afraid of running those difficult cases. Her technical knowledge is impressive and she gets exceptional results for her clients. Madelene has successfully ran several complex low-level exposure mesothelioma claims, more recently including claims relating to the devastating fires at the Ministry of Defence Donnington in Shrewsbury base during the 1980s. She has also recently successfully pursued a complex litigated limitation case which had previously been turned down by a separate firm of solicitors.
She has presented at APIL training courses on Noise Induced hearing Loss as well as numerous in house training courses particularly on suing insolvent defendants.
She is an APIL Senior Litigator and Occupational Disease Specialist who was highly commended as Junior Lawyer of the Year in the Law Society Excellence Awards in 2011.
Client, John Kerr, said about Madelene: “Throughout the five years our case took, Madelene never wavered in her commitment or endeavours on our behalf. Always positive but completely open and honest in her advice and any suggested course of action. Many times during the process I felt it a struggle to keep things going but Madelene’s passion, understanding, empathy and ‘never give in’ attitude kept things moving forward. Always putting the family first in any dealings with us, it felt like she was one of the family and that our case was just as important to her as it was to us.”
Andrew Massey another former client stated that “Madelene Holdsworth was exceptional and a credit to the firm. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to prospective clients.” Brian Grundy kindly commented that “I would like you to leave a note to say just how professional & helpful Slater & Gordon were, and in particular Madelene Holdsworth who handled my claim for Asbestos. Madelene reassured, helped and kept me up to date with all aspects of the case. Madelene was courteous and handled my extremely difficult case with such professionalism that I can’t recommended Slater & Gordon, and Madelene enough.