Our strength lies in the level of expertise our people possess
in a range niche personal injury practice areas
Our team is managed by three solicitor partners that between them have over 50 years experience in personal injury compensation claims
Seth founded Seth Lovis & Co Solicitors in 2000.
His specialist fields of law include catastrophic injury claims, industrial disease litigation and professional negligence.
Seth has handled many prominent, multi-million pound cases, including cases at the House of Lords.
1997 - 2000 - Assistant Solicitor, E Edwards Son & Noice, London
2000 - date - Managing Partner, Seth Lovis & Co
1983 - 1988 - Bedford School
1988 - 1991 - Queen Mary Collage, London University, LLB
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John joined Seth Lovis & Co in 2005 with the task of expanding the industrial disease department. Having successfully built up a large case-load John was invited to be a partner of the firm in 2009.
His specialist field of law is industrial disease in which he has almost 25 years’ experience having previously represented trade union members in the North East of England and across the Midlands.
In his more than a decade at Seth Lovis & Co John has successfully won compensation for hundreds of clients diagnosed with mesothelioma and asbestosis and is considered by many to be one of the leading solicitors in his field in the country.
John also specialises in claims for vibration white finger, carpel tunnel syndrome, industrial asthma and other industrial related respiratory disorders.
Member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).
Some recent cases John has settled
Mesothelioma Compensation for Dock Worker
John was instructed by a client who had been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos dust while employed at Tilbury Docks in Essex in the 1960's. John brought a successful claim against the National Dock Labour Board and The Port of London Dock Authority and secured a compensation award of over £105,000 for his client.
Mesothelioma Compensation for Electric Press Operator
John was instructed by a client who had been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos dust while working for a company that manufactured materials for the automotive industry, between 1961 and 1966. The client had been employed to operate an electric press which pressed rolls of asbestos-containing felt, so it could be cut into pads for use underneath vehicle bonnets and inside vehicle doors. The client sadly passed away before the conclusion of the case, however John secured more than £100,000 in compensation for his client's family.
Mesothelioma Compensation for Gas Turbine manufacturer
John was instructed by a client who had been diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos dust while working for a gas turbine company, based in Lincoln, between 1957 and 1978. The client recalled that a few years into his employment his employer had arranged to have the entire asbestos corrugated roof and the external wall cladding of the factory replaced with sheet metal. The work took several months to complete and generated a great deal of asbestos dust in the process. While all the asbestos roof sections were ripped out, the factory continued to function as normal below. Many years after his initial exposure to asbestos, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma and sadly passed away before the conclusion of the claim. John was able to secure a compensation award on the client’s behalf in the sum of £59,000.
Compensation for Vibration White Finger
John was instructed by a client recently diagnosed with Reynauld's Disease, commonly referred to as hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) or vibration white finger. The client was employed as Coachbuilder at a firm in Sale, outside of Manchester. He was exposed to high levels of vibration, mainly due to using handheld 'nut guns' used to screw down floorboards and panels or when tightening nuts in bulkheads. The client would hold his tools in his left hand and support it with his right. When the tools were operating, he could feel the vibration transferring itself into his hands. The client developed symptoms in the fingers of both hands, which included numbness and tingling and pure white blanching in the finger tips. Due to the severity of the clients injuries and his relatively young age, John successfully secured a compensation award of £50,000 from the client's employers.
Gavin joined Seth Lovis & Co shortly after the firm was founded, having worked with Seth at a previous firm. His specialist legal areas are personal injury, military injury and occupational disease, with many years’ experience of successfully prosecuting personal injury claims and advising major insurance companies.
Showing great empathy with clients, Gavin has a sympathetic approach, allied with a determination to see the most difficult and protracted cases brought to successful resolution.
He has more than 20 years’ experience in dealing with high value and complex personal injury cases.
What our clients say
"On our first meeting, Gavin created empathy and trust. He was very considerate and patient when I became emotional whilst describing my experience of the accident and my injuries. He responded quickly to my communications and delivered what he had promised in terms of information and always contacted me on the days and time we had diarised. He is efficient and friendly and I never felt rushed. He has great communication skills and always checked that I had fully understood all the information and my options. Gavin will always be my first point of call should I have any need of a solicitor in the future." AD, Cornwall, Private Client
"My experience with using Gavin was very high and outstanding, I was always informed about what was happening and how the legal system works. I had a number of home visits and was treated with respect, If I needed to talk with my solicitor he would always phone me back in or out of hours on that day, I feel my solicitor listened to me as a person and fully understood my needs, As a result of my accident I am now disabled and feel my solicitor handled my case with care and fully understanding my needs, with his help I managed to win my case, I have now been able to buy my home and have it adapted to suit my disability and my family life. The one thing that I found was after my case was settled my solicitor still keeps in regular contact which I thought was kind." LL, Somerset, Private Client
"Gavin Hughes, my solicitor, is fantastic in every way. He has been so supportive while he has been working on my personal injury claim and I couldn't have asked for a better person to be dealing with my claim." C, Cheshire, Private Client
"From the outset Gavin was friendly and nothing was too much trouble. Including coming from London to Devon to see me! He listened to everything I said and used his great knowledge and judgement to present my claim in such a way that I received everything I was entitled to. He kept me up to date with phone calls, letters and emails and was always happy to speak to me if I called him! I have used Gavin twice now and recommended him to family and friends. Can't fault him at all." M, Devon, Private Client
Memberships & Associations
Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
2000 - date, Partner, Seth Lovis & Co Solicitors, London
1998 - 2000, Assistant Solicitor, E Edwards Son & Noice, London
1995 - 1997, Assistant Solicitor, Challenor Gardiner Solicitors, Oxford
1993 - 1995, Trainee Solicitor, Bower & Bailey Solicitors, Wiltshire
1991 - 1992 - York College of Law
1986 - 1990 - Brunel University London
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Our people have a range of expertise across a variety of specialist personal injury areas. We will ensure you are represented by the best lawyer for your particular injury.
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As a practice, we've specialised in personal injury since the year 2000
Our personal injury solicitors are specialists in their specific legal area. They have many years’ experience and will provide you with the expert legal advice and representation that you need to successfully bring a claim for compensation. We have invested in the latest technology to ensure your case is dealt with quickly and efficiently, making the legal process as simple as possible for you.
If you would like to speak with a member of our personal injury team regarding a potential claim for compensation, please complete the online enquiry form and provide us with brief details of your claim. If you would prefer to speak with a member of our team, call us now on freephone 0808 252 0678.
Our offices are based in
Seth Lovis & Co Solicitors
Bloomsbury, Central London
25 John Street
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We are a short walk from Holborn, Chancery Lane, Russel Square and Farringdon tube stations and Kings Cross train station.
There is an NCP car park at Saffron Hill, St Cross Street EC1N 8XA.
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