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21 November 2014 Apportionment and the smoker negligently exposed to asbestos

In the case of Blackmore v Department for communities & Local Government (2014), the defendant admitted that they had negligently exposed the deceased to asbestos fibres during the course of his employment as a painter, causing lung cancer.

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16 October 2014 Not all mesothelioma claims result in a payment

The case of Macarthy v Marks & Spencer is a timely reminder that not all mesothelioma claims result in a payment.

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8 August 2014 Claimant is allowed two bites at the cherry!

In the recent decision of John Patrick Dowdall v (1) William Kenyon & Sons Ltd (2) Beca (Engineers) Ltd (3) Greenield & Payne Ltd (2014), the court decided 2 preliminary issues in favour of the claimant.

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7 July 2014 Two ticking clocks and S.33 Limitation Act

The recent Court of Appeal decision of Malone v Relyon Heating Engineering Ltd has given renewed life to limitation defences, particularly in latent disease claims.

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3 February 2014 Mesothelioma claims no longer exempt from LAPSO effect

It seems that the government is not for turning.

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23 January 2014 Mesothelioma case reaches a novel, but far reaching conclusion!

Mrs Haxton claimed under the Fatal Accidents Act (FAA) for damages following the death of her husband from mesothelima.

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1 June 2012 Public sector leaders fear increased private sector collaboration

Around half of public sector senior leaders have expressed concerns over growing public-private sector collaborations according to a recent report by global management consulting firm the Hay Group.

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11 March 2011 Low exposure asbestos claims made easy?

Lord Phillips handed down a detailed judgement in the cases of two women who died from mesothelioma following low level exposure to asbestos.

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