Des Collins, Senior Partner of Collins Solicitors, has been interviewed as part of a Channel 4 News feature on Corby Steelworks.
The feature centres around a book by artist Mark Neville which contains hundreds of photographs of the local residents of Corby who lived in the shadow of the steelworks. His subjects include children born with birth defects caused by environmental pollution in the area.
The five minute piece on the book and Corby, was broadcast on 5th September 2013, and can be viewed
Des Collins successfully led the 11-year fight on behalf of the families of 19 children born with deformities after their mothers were exposed to toxic waste exposed from the former Corby steelworks as the site was being reclaimed. The families’ battle was upheld in a landmark High Court ruling that found Corby Borough Council to have been negligent in its management of waste in the 1980s and 1990s. The case came to an end in 2010.
The images are being shown as part of Mark Neville’s exhibition “Deeds not Words” at The Photographers’ Gallery in London until 29th September 2013, details of which can be accessed here
Collins Solicitors is currently advising ex-steelworkers and their families in both Corby and Ravenscraig in preparation for legal cases in England and Scotland, respectively, to seek redress for health problems suffered by workers as a direct result of years spent exposed to significant amounts of dust, heavy metals and other chemicals. For further details please call Collins Solicitors on 01923 223 324 or email firstname.lastname@example.org