5 May 2022 - Written by Damian Powell
Disputing the Joint Engineering Evidence: The Latest ‘Round’ in the Battle Between Claimants and Defendants in Noise-Induced Hearing Loss Claims? Donald Round v West Midlands Travel Ltd, County Court at Walsall, 7-10 ...
3 November 2021 - Written by Richard Gregory
The first edition of 'Controlling Noise at Work' was published in 1998, and was founded on the earlier Noise at Work Regulations 1989. It was comprehensively revised in 2005 in advance of the enactment of the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005 from 6 April...
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...
Toby Stewart, Sarah Hopkinson and Kate Longson look back to the leading House of Lords decision in Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd  1 WLR 1003 and discuss how the concepts of risk and acceptable limits of exposure now operate in modern day ...
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 ...
18 November 2020 - Written by Gareth McAloon
The Court of Appeal has refused the Claimant permission to appeal the decision of Martin Spencer J in Holmes v S&B Concrete Ltd  EWHC 2277 (QB). Philip Godfrey analys...
23 October 2020
Following our recent success in the Legal 500 2021, Chambers' expertise in the field of industrial dis...
1 October 2020 - Written by Jessica Woodliffe
In Hinson v Hare Realizations Ltd  EWHC 2386 (QB), the High Court reaffirmed the factors relevant to an application to abandon a single joint expert report and rely on one’s own expert evidence. To read the judgment, please click ...
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 August 2020 - Written by Philip Godfrey
The High Court has handed down judgment in the case of Holmes v S & B Concrete Ltd  EWHC 2277 (QB), holding that a Claimant bringing a claim for personal injury cannot generally rely upon the provisions of the Companies Act 2006 to avoid a...
8 March 2020 - Written by Gareth McAloon
The Court of Appeal recently handed down a decision of particular interest in noise-induced hearing loss ("NIHL") claims. Cowley v LW Carlisle & Company Ltd  EWCA Civ 227 deals with the thorny issue of restoration of a company to the ...
Patrick Limb QC & Gareth McAloon have suceeded in the Court of Appeal for the Appellant in ...
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