16 November 2021 - Written by Philip Turton
Asbestos Induced Lung Cancer Claim Dismissed in the High Court: A Commentary on Ward v Wellcome Foundation Ltd
On Friday 12 November 2021, HHJ Melissa Clarke, sitting as a Judge of the High Court, dismissed the claim of Terence Ward. Mr Ward sought damages for lung cancer which he contended had been caused by exposure to asbestos in the course of two periods of employment...
28 July 2021 - Written by Christopher Lowe
In this blog, Chris Lowe reviews the current requirements for proving medical causation in NIHL claims, reviewing recent practice in relation to the “Guidelines…” paper and considering the "R3" requirement With a...
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, ...
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...
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