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Keoghs have successfully secured a commitment from the Government for a key amendment to the Companies Act 2006. This will preserve insurers’ rights to pursue contributions in legacy claims – especially mesothelioma.
Client Alerts 22/02/2018
The Court of Appeal has ruled on the Bussey case. The claimant has succeeded in part but the essential question has become even less clear. In what circumstances will an employer be in breach of duty for lower level exposures?
Issues over life expectancy are often argued in mesothelioma claims and in the case of Magill v Panel Systems, some interesting insight is gained into the court’s approach where the deceased had pre-existing medical conditions.
Client Alerts 18/05/2017
Our latest client alert takes a look at the High Court's decision to reject an attempt to circumvent the Court of Appeal’s decision in Williams. Defendants can continue to resist low exposure asbestos claims from the 1960’s and early 1970’s - but this is a moving target, where this might lead is an open question.
In a controversial Mesothelioma case, the court assessed various heads of damage at trial including pain, suffering and loss of amenity, but adjourned the claim for lost services until after the claimant's death.
Client Alerts 15/02/2016
The Court of Appeal has handed down its judgment in Heneghan, covering asbestos lung cancer causation. The claimant’s appeal has failed with the Court accepting that once disease causation had been established by ‘doubling of risk’, each defendant must pay only according to their contribution to that risk.