Yvonne Waterman Ph.D. LL.M.


Owner of Waterman Legal Consultancy; also organiser of this conference

Over the past fifteen years, Yvonne Waterman has visited and spoken at many asbestos conferences worldwide, learning all the time and wondering why so many countries have the same asbestos problems and at the same time haven’t a clue about the solutions their neighbours came up with. Yet the knowledge is out there – it’s not the willingness to share, but the network to do so that is lacking.

On the premise ‘if you build it, they will come’, she set up the European Labour Forum to organise this conference as an annual event where asbestos networks may be build and knowledge may be shared. In daily life, she runs Waterman Legal Consultancy, which specialises in civil asbestos law and employers’ liability law. She also teaches liability law classes to lawyers, building corporations and asbestos removal firms and has published in many legal journals and legal handbooks.