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Client Alerts 27/05/2020
This question was considered by HHJ Hedley in the trial of McCullough v University of Leicester, handled by Keoghs partner Libby Ferrie and Mark Blann, Claims Specialist at Allianz.
Client Alerts 21/05/2020
Since 2002 claimants have proved causation in mesothelioma by using the Fairchild formula of a material contribution to the risk of disease. This is usually a simple task. Most claimants have been exposed to significant levels of respirable asbestos fibre. As we get further away from the years of heavy asbestos exposure we will get more marginal cases. We then have to look at the Fairchild test with more care. What, exactly, is material?
Client Alerts 15/05/2020
The Coronavirus pandemic is requiring businesses to be adaptable. As lockdown moves into a sustained period of incremental relaxation, what are the implications likely to be?
Client Alerts 14/05/2020
Defendants who fail to co-operate with Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) at a greater risk of Indemnity Cost Orders
Two recent High Court decisions have put defendants who decline ADR and want to defend claims at trial at a far higher and unfair risk of an Indemnity Costs Order being made against them.
Client Alerts 11/05/2020
It’s been four years now since the Sentencing Guidelines for health and safety (and some food law offences) was introduced. Although most people in the industry know that fines are now based on categories of company size and turnover, we are still getting queries about how the courts would treat complicated corporate structures where the resources and financial procedures may in some ways be inter-linked.
Client Alerts 07/05/2020
Elements of a virtual Parliament, daily press conferences and pressure from the devolved administrations. How has the reality of remote working impacted on Government scrutiny?