When a Watford man died from asbestos-related cancer, his daughter embarked on a campaign to track down those responsible.
Anthony Justice was 76-years-old when he was struck down by mesothelioma, a cancer notorious for its incurability.
Following his death in July 2015, his daughter Debbie Smith became determined to find out where and when he had been exposed to asbestos.
And now she has triumphed at London's High Court, winning £110,000 in compensation for her bereaved family.
A senior judge found that Mr Justice paid the price for working on renovation projects in Scotland in 1967 and 1968.
He had been employed as a pipe lagger's mate in the boiler rooms of a hotel and a school, the court heard, emptying bags of asbestos into a spraying machine and sweeping up asbestos dust at the end of each working day.
Mr Justice, who lived and died in Watford, worked for the long-defunct Universal Asbestos Manufacturing Company, based in the town.
When he was treated at Watford General Hospital in 2013, he was increasingly breathless and only able to walk about 15 yards. He was diagnosed with cancer later that year.
There were few surviving records of the work he carried out in the 1960s so his daughter had to prove her case on every issue.
Mr Justice had given an account of his working life in a statement before he died and his daughter was deemed a "credible witness".
Upholding her claim, Judge Sir Robert Francis QC said he had "no doubt that Mr Justice was exposed to asbestos at some point during his life" and was satisfied Mr Justice had worked for Universal Asbestos.
Because the company no longer exists, the damages will be paid by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.