The issue of concussion in sport is frequently in the news at the moment. The risks and consequences of concussion have been highlighted in rugby, football, boxing and many other sports. However, the vast majority of these issues have been focussed on male participant...
In Scarborough College Ltd v Winter  4 WLUK 352, the High Court considered an appeal by a Defendant against the decision of a Master to enter judgment under CPR PD3D (the show cause procedure). The appeal was dismissed. Cavanagh J held that Judgment had...
Coroner Calls for Lower UK Air Pollution Limits and Increased Awareness of Pollution Levels to Prevent Deaths
In December 2020, HM Assistant Coroner for Inner South London, Philip Barlow, concluded that air pollution contributed to nine-year-old Ella Adoo Kissi-Debrah’s death in 2013. Thomas Herbert’s blog on that decision can be read ...
9 April 2021 - Written by Thomas Herbert
High Court Refuses Defendant's Request to Try Causation as a Preliminary Issue in Claim under the COSHH Regulations
Freedman J’s decision in Mather v Ministry of Defence  EWHC 811 (QB) – which can be read here – is interesting for (at least) two reasons. First, ...
6 April 2021 - Written by Patrick Limb QC
On 25 March 2021 the Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (“IIAC”) published "COVID-19 and occupation: position paper 48” – found ...
Patrick Limb QC and Thomas Herbert recently explored the below issues, and others, in their webinar on "...
30 March 2021 - Written by Abigail Scott
The law adopts a nuanced approach to causation in occupational cancer claims. Practitioners dealing with such claims must be alive to the distinctions and difficulties that may arise in this area. This post provides an overview of the application of the different test...
26 February 2021 - Written by Kam Jaspal
Long Covid is the term used to describe the lasting effects of contracting COVID-19 and has been referred to as the “hidden health crisis of the pandemic”. There is growing support for Long Covid (also known as...
24 February 2021 - Written by Nicholas Robinson
A global campaign has been launched to mandate the introduction of filtration and warning systems on commercial aircraft and address concerns over alleged ‘aerotoxic syndrome’. The ‘Aerotoxicity Litigation’ ...
19 January 2021 - Written by Thomas Herbert
In a judgment handed down on 18 January 2021 in Head v The Culver Heating Co Ltd  EWCA Civ 34, the Court of Appeal unanimously allowed an appeal against the decision of HHJ Melissa Clarke dismissing the Claimant's 'lost years' claim. The judge had dismi...
18 January 2021 - Written by Jessica Woodliffe
In R (on the application of (1) Aviva Insurance Ltd (2) Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd) v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions  EWHC 30 (Admin), Henshaw J dealt with certain consequential matters arising from his ...
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