Disease Aware Issue 6
Welcome to the sixth edition of Keoghs’ regular Disease AWARE magazine.
In our first Disease AWARE of 2015 whilst much of the industrial disease world waits with bated breath for the Supreme Court's decision in Zurich Insurance v International Energy Group; life really does go on.
This edition covers many of the subjects practitioners are grappling with daily and I hope that it proves useful to all the readership.
I look forward in anticipation to the new issues to be wrestled with in a post Zurich v IEG world.
Examines the role of audiograms in claims for noise-induced hearing loss.
Admissions and the Pre-action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury (EL and PL) claims
Here we look at the Court of Appeal's clarification of the approach to be taken in applications for relief from sanctions under CPR Rule. 3.9.
The latest developments regarding limitation in disease claims.
An examination of Rule 3, of the Guidelines for the Diagnosis of Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Medico-Legal Cases, Coles et al, requiring an audiometric notch or bulge at the frequencies of 3 kHz and/or 4 kHz and/or 6 kHz.
Ryan Bird looks at each method of negotiation and its advantages and pitfalls.
The Supreme Court has narrowly found for the claimant in the mesothelioma case of McDonald. David Pugh explores the implications.
David Pugh examines the Association of British Insurers’ success in challenging the Welsh Assembly's attempt to make Insurers pay NHS charges in asbestos cases.
David Pugh looks at the decision in Blackmore v Department for Communities and Local Government Exeter County Court.