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...
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...
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 ...
14 December 2020 - Written by Abigail Scott
The Industrial Injuries Advisory Council (IIAC) has announced its intention to conduct a review of selected malignant and non-malignant respiratory diseases and their relationships with occupational exposures. The IIAC is the advis...
30 November 2020 - Written by Jessica Woodliffe
Certain Compensation Recovery Unit Payments Declared Incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights
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 3118 (Admin), the Claimants challenged the unintended and onerous consequences of the Compensation Recovery Unit ...
20 November 2020 - Written by Gareth McAloon
It may be recalled that we previously blogged on asbestos in schools in June 2020. In that feature, we reported that the Department for Education’s survey, l...
3 November 2020 - Written by Richard Seabrook
The Correct Application of the Judicial College Guidelines to the Assessment of Damages for Asbestosis and Pleural Thickening
In Hamilton v NG Bailey Ltd  EWHC 2910 (QB), the High Court sought clarity from the editors of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases (the "JC Guidelines") about their proper applicat...
23 October 2020
Following our recent success in the Legal 500 2021, Chambers' expertise in the field of industrial dis...
5 October 2020 - Written by Gareth McAloon
Even during the strange times of this pandemic, there has been a persistent desire to ensure that awareness of asbestos risks is maintained. There is no doubt, however, that the pandemic has curtailed those endeavours. Large sections of the workforce have been pl...
30 September 2020
Chambers' expertise in the field of industrial disease has been acknowledged in the latest edition of the Legal 500. Along with our description as a "go-to" set for industrial disease, Jayne Adams QC...
24 September 2020 - Written by Philip Turton
Practice Direction 3D provides for an expedited system of civil procedure to be applied to claims for damages for mesothelioma. In practice it is now applied by the High Court Masters to all asbestos claims. One of its significant innovations is the “Show Ca...
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