About Margaret

Margaret Ward was a grandmother and a keen gardener. She lived in Peterlee, County Durham and spent a large part of her career working around asbestos.

Learn more about her life here…

Asbestos, not so trivial

The startling stats and facts of asbestos exposure, explored through an interactive visual.

View the infographic here…

Where to get help

For those diagnosed with mesothelioma, asbestos-related lung cancer or any other disease related to asbestos exposure, there are many charities who can provide support and assistance.

A helping hand is here…

A different view of asbestos

As strong as steel but can be woven like cotton - asbestos was once hailed as a ‘wonder material’. Discover the extensive use of asbestos in this image gallery…

View asbestos as you have never seen it here…

Secret London asbestos locations

Locations across the capital contain potentially life-threatening asbestos fibres.

Take the asbestos tour of London here…

Fighting for people like Margaret

Isobel Lovett, partner and head of Industrial Disease at Hodge Jones & Allen LLP, shares her experience of battling for those affected by asbestos exposure.

Learn about the legal background here…

Interactive look at global production

Fast facts about the production and regulation of asbestos around the world.

Travel from boom to ban here…

A nurse's advice

A specialist nurse guides you through the worry and uncertainty an asbestos-related disease diagnosis can bring.

Reassurance and the medical facts are here…

Hearing their voices is an initiative set up by Hodge Jones & Allen LLP to tell the stories of clients.