Lorna McGlone

Head of Industrial Disease Department

Personal details

Full Name:
Lorna McGlone
Job Title:
Head of Industrial Disease Department
Department:
Industrial Disease
Education:
  • Legal Practice Course at Chester College of Law
  • Law Degree from Staffordshire University (LLB Honours)

Specialities

  • Industrial Disease

Background

I trained to become a solicitor at Davis Blank Furniss in Manchester. The firm was founded in 1877 and was very traditional in approach but always focussed on putting the client first. It provided me with an excellent grounding and foundation for my legal career.

I joined Roberts Jackson Solicitors in 2009 and became an equity partner and executive director operating in a private equity backed law firm in 2014.

I became compliance officer for legal practice and for finance and administration in the firm in 2018. On 28th September 2018 Roberts Jackson merged with AWH Solicitors.

I am an expert in the field of industrial disease litigation, I am a dynamic, enthusiastic and commercially minded business leader with a passion for the law, people development and engagement.

I take a proactive and hands on approach to handling industrial disease claims and I lead and encourage my team to do the same.

Motivation

What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?

I am passionate about supporting and developing the team which I lead to ensure proper access to justice is gained for vulnerable clients.

I am also extremely passionate about access to justice for lawyers gaining entry into the profession and I am committed to providing a supportive environment for my team.

Why did you choose a career in the legal sector?

My parents encouraged me to aim high and to find a career that I love.

I feel very privileged to work in a sector where I have the opportunity to represent some of the most vulnerable people in society and to make a difference to their lives.

Awards

  • The Legal 500 - "Lorna McGlone understands her clients’ needs and is compassionate without ever losing sight of the end goal of justice for the claimant"

Personal interests

  • Spending fun-filled weekends with my family
  • Traveling - to broaden the mind

Key cases

  • Settling an occupational asthma claim for a group of vulnerable workers who had become sensitised to cement products; they had been suffering in silence for a period of 15 years.
  • Representing a school caretaker who became severely debilitated through lifting heavy objects at work over a period of 10 years whilst undertaking his daily duties.
  • Career highlights – growing Roberts Jackson from a start-up business in 2009 to becoming the marker leader in industrial disease recognised nationally as the go-to firm.

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  • Outstanding customer service and care Outstanding customer service and care

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    Every case is handled with the highest level of respect and many of our clients go on to recommend us after building an invaluable relationship with our solicitors.

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