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About Trish Monks

Trish joined Hodge Jones & Allen solicitors as a Paralegal in the Asbestos & Mesothelioma Team in 2021; assisting Partners dealing with seriously ill asbestos victims and their families.  She was promoted to Senior Paralegal in 2023.

Trish has assisted one of the firm’s Partners in bringing a  multi-million pound claim for a seriously injured Claimant to a successful conclusion.

Prior to this role, Trish worked as a Paralegal in the Asbestos Department at Your Legal Friend/2020 Legal Limited, working alongside the Head of Department. She also has many years’ experience dealing with Road Traffic Accident claims.

Personal Interest

In her spare time, Trish is a keen fitness fan who runs every day and has previously spent a week hiking across the Sahara Desert to raise funds for a local Children’s Hospice.  She has also completed Tough Mudder to raise funds for the Merseyside Asbestos Victims Support Group.

Trish worked alongside one of our Partners on two reported cases:

  • Taylor v Fascia Future Ltd [2018] EWHC 3049 (QB)
    Preliminary issue Trial on the facts in an Asbestos related lung cancer claim. It is the only reported case in which Keefe v The Isle of Man Steam Packet [2010] has been applied in an asbestos case.
  • VC (As Widow and Executrix of the Estate of DC,( Deceased) v (1) A Rutherford & Co Ltd (2) VSEL (Birkenhead) Ltd (2020).
Further Reading Asbestos and Mesothelioma