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As a Legal Director in Boyes Turner’s successful industrial disease team, Melloney acts exclusively for individuals and families affected by asbestos-related diseases, such as pleural thickening, asbestosis, and mesothelioma. Her specialist expertise is in difficult lung cancer cases. She also helps eligible mesothelioma clients to apply for payments under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme.

Melloney’s clients have worked in a wide range of trades and occupations which have exposed them to asbestos. She has also successfully pursued claims for individuals who have suffered asbestos-related disease after being exposed to asbestos dust indirectly, from asbestos dust on the clothing of a relative or from living near an asbestos factory.

Melloney’s dedication to making a difference to the lives of those affected by asbestos is reflected in her commitment to achieve the best outcome for her clients, obtaining lifetime settlements where possible, provision for future malignancy, and justice for the sufferer or their bereaved family. She succeeds in strongly contested and evidentially difficult cases, undeterred by obstructive defendants, through her careful research, persistence and hard work.

Where an immediate settlement may not compensate fully for a future diagnosis of malignant asbestos disease, Melloney protects the claimant’s right to return to court for additional compensation by securing a provisional damages award.

“I would like to thank Mrs Harbutt for all her determination, warmth and good humour which made the whole thing less stressful.”

Melloney is an active charity fundraiser and recently took part in the Thames Path Challenge. She raises awareness of the dangers of asbestos and the plight of its victims by writing articles and compiling monthly news alerts for healthcare and medical professionals.

She is an accredited Senior Litigator and Asbestos Disease Specialist with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is a member of the Law Society.


  • Asbestos claims
  • Asbestosis compensation
  • Mesothelioma compensation