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Disease Aware Issue 3
Welcome to Issue 3 of Keoghs’ regular Disease AWARE magazine.
"Disease claims litigation continues to be among the most dynamic areas of law. It can be difficult to keep up with the constant flow of case law - and even more difficult to find time to think how this should change our approach to other claims.
We want Disease Aware to help you with that. The articles in this edition cover a wide range of issues - from the legal policy constraints in psychiatric injury claims to the intricacies of expert evidence in deafness.
In each case we try to do a little more than simply reporting a case outcome. We try to understand the underlying legal thinking behind each decision, and how each might be deployed to best effect in defending claims.
We are proud of the fact that many of the articles come from more junior Keoghs staff. Good legal analysis and commercial advice are not the exclusive reserve of partners. Our business depends on serving our clients' best interests at all levels. Disease Aware plays a big role in that. We hope you enjoy it and find it useful."
Client Alerts 08/08/2013
Ryan Bird assesses the impact of Sutton v British Telecommunications PLC - Cardiff Country Court.
David Pugh assesses the government’s mesothelioma consultation, stressing the need to put the sufferer at the very heart of the process.
Associate Derek Louw reviews a case that is a rarity - a successful limitation defence to an asbestos claim.
The importance of Technical Data Note 13 and its use in mesothelioma litigation is discussed by Partner Darrell Smith.
There have been a number of cases of interest over the past few months illustrating how the courts intend to apply the Jackson reforms. Associate Steve Gowland investigates.
Associate Terry Zindi discusses how the ERR Act 2013 is a return to common law principles.
What exactly are the MoJ mesothelioma reforms and what will they mean in future? Associate Katie Rose gives a personal insight.
Solicitor Caroline Macgillivray reviews one of the most difficult type of personal injury claims, claims for nervous shock and psychiatric injury.