Coal Health Claims

Trade and Industry written question – answered on 13th June 2005.

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Photo of John Mann John Mann Labour, Bassetlaw

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which 20 solicitors received the highest number of deceased miners' claims in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003 and (d) 2004.

Photo of Malcolm Wicks Malcolm Wicks Minister for energy, Department of Trade and Industry

The solicitors who received the most claims in relation to deceased miners are as set out in the following tables:

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Number Solicitors(19) Claims registered(20)
1 Mark Gilbert Morse 4,269
2 Thompsons 1,314
3 Randell Lloyd Jenkins and Martin 895
4 Hugh James Ford Simey 822
5 Raleys Solicitors 564
6 Browell Smith and Co 489
7 Moss Solicitors 170
8 Graysons 169
9 Beresfords Solicitors 166
10 Watson Burton 155
11 Meloy Whittle Robinson 123
12 The Legal Warehouse 111
13 J M Skinner Solicitors 108
14 Ingrams Solicitors 87
15 Corries 84
16 Lopian Wagner Solicitors 74
17 Towells Solicitors 74
18 AMS Law 74
19 Colemans Solicitors 70
20 Mortons Solicitors 70
2002
Number Solicitors(19) Claims registered(20)
1 Thompsons 1,626
2 Mark Gilbert Morse 781
3 Randell Lloyd Jenkins and Martin 557
4 Beresfords Solicitors 556
5 Browell Smith and Co 439
6 Raleys Solicitors 437
7 The Legal Warehouse 234
8 Corries 194
9 Ingrams Solicitors 172
10 Kidd and Spoor Harper Solicitors 152
11 Moss Solicitors 134
12 Graysons 126
13 Hugh James Ford Simey 120
14 Mortons Solicitors 117
15 Avalon 84
16 Gorvin Smith Fort 72
17 Atteys 71
18 Morisons Solicitors 62
19 Emsleys Solicitors 60
20 Pannone and Partners 55
2003
Number Solicitors(19) Claims registered(20)
1 Hugh James Ford Simey 13,999
2 Beresfords Solicitors 10,160
3 Barber and Co 7,084
4 Mark Gilbert Morse 5,233
5 Avalon 2,676
6 Thompsons 2,248
7 Watson Burton 2,109
8 Onyems and Partners 1,547
9 Randell Lloyd Jenkins and Martin 1,519
10 Raleys Solicitors 1,306
11 Corries 1,114
12 Birchall Blackburn 1,077
13 Ingrams Solicitors 1,000
14 Browell Smith and Co 844
15 Proddow and Mackay Solicitors 827
16 The Legal Warehouse 820
17 Gorman Hamilton Solicitors 696
18 Wake Smith 646
19 BRM Solicitors 594
20 Kidd and Spoor Harper Solicitors 474
2004
Number Solicitors(19) Claims registered(20)
1 Hugh James Ford Simey 9,949
2 Avalon 8,744
3 Beresfords Solicitors 6,940
4 Raleys Solicitors 5,777
5 Thompsons 5,406
6 Delta Legal 5,056
7 Browell Smith and Co 4,682
8 Birchall Blackburn 3,401
9 Corries 2,790
10 Mark Gilbert Morse 2,659
11 Barber and Co 2,351
12 Hilary Meredith Solicitors 1,927
13 1 Legal Solicitors 1,850
14 Recompense Ltd 1,722
15 Randell Lloyd Jenkins and Martin 1,572
16 Irwin Mitchell 1,551
17 Bailey Bravo Jobling 1,532
18 Ingrams Solicitors 1,308
19 Gorman Hamilton Solicitors 1,188
20 The Legal Warehouse 1,080

(19)Top twenty solicitors are in descending order and based on the number of claims received in the year. Claim receipts are those claims that are fully registered, i.e. exclude pool of claims accepted with minimum data, awaiting further information to permit cross-referencing and duplicate checks prior to full registration.

(20)Claims registered reflects the total number of deceased claims registered, i.e. does not include claims that were registered live but have died since.

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Number Solicitors(21) Claims registered(22)
1 Browell Smith and Co 12
2 Union of Democratic Mineworkers 8
3 Thompsons 4
4 The Paul Rooney Partnership 3
5 Latham and Co Solicitors 3
6 Graysons 1
7 McConville O'Neill 1
8 Colemans Solicitors 1
9 Raleys Solicitors 1
10 Randell Lloyd Jenkins and Martin 1
11 Mark Gilbert Morse 1
12 Keeble Hawson Moorhouse 1
13 Frank Alien Pennington Solicitors 1
14 Furley Page 1
2002
Number Solicitors(21) Claims registered(22)
1 Beresfords Solicitors 391
2 Hugh James Ford Simey 349
3 Thompsons 342
4 Towells Solicitors 239
5 Graysons 148
6 Union of Democratic Mineworkers 147
7 Moss Solicitors 97
8 Raleys Solicitors 93
9 AMS Law 76
10 Randell Lloyd Jenkins and Martin 75
11 The Legal Warehouse 56
12 Browell Smith and Co 46
13 Irwin Mitchell 42
14 O H Parsons 27
15 Motions Solicitors 22
16 Ingrams Solicitors 18
17 Pannone and Partners 15
18 Meloy Whittle Robinson 15
19 Atteys 15
20 Keeble Hawson Moorhouse 12
2003
Number Solicitors(21) Claims registered(22)
1 Thompsons 208
2 Union of Democratic Mineworkers 113
3 Beresfords Solicitors 105
4 Hugh James Ford Simey 78
5 Watson Burton 77
6 Raleys Solicitors 67
7 Atteys 53
8 Kidd and Spoor Harper Solicitors 53
9 Graysons 42
10 T S Edwards and Son Solicitors 40
11 AMS Law 33
12 The Legal Warehouse 31
13 Hopkins 30
14 Browell Smith and Co 26
15 Corries 16
16 Towells Solicitors 15
17 Pannone and Partners 13
18 Furley Page 13
19 Randell Lloyd Jenkins and Martin 11
20 Mortons Solicitors 11
2004
Number Solicitors(21) Claims registered(22)
1 AMS Law 5
2 Beresfords Solicitors 1
3 Corries 1
4 Mortons Solicitors 1

(21)Top twenty solicitors are in descending order and based on the number of claims received in the year.

(22)Claims registered reflects the total number of deceased claims registered, i.e. does not include claims that were registered live but have died since.

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