28 July 2021 - Written by Christopher Lowe

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss and Medical Causation: NIL on the Slide!

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...

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18 May 2021 - Written by Toby Stewart, Sarah Hopkinson & Kate Longson

The Scope and Limits of Acceptable Risk in Exposure Cases

Toby Stewart, Sarah Hopkinson and Kate Longson look back to the leading House of Lords decision in Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd [2011] 1 WLR 1003 and discuss how the concepts of risk and acceptable limits of exposure now operate in modern day ...

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18 January 2021 - Written by Jessica Woodliffe

Latest Instalment in Insurers' Challenge to CRU Provisions

In R (on the application of (1) Aviva Insurance Ltd (2) Swiss Reinsurance Company Ltd) v The Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2021] EWHC 30 (Admin), Henshaw J dealt with certain consequential matters arising from his ...

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18 November 2020 - Written by Gareth McAloon

Permission to Appeal Refused in Holmes v S&B Concrete Ltd [2020] EWHC 2277 (QB)

The Court of Appeal has refused the Claimant permission to appeal the decision of Martin Spencer J in Holmes v S&B Concrete Ltd [2020] EWHC 2277 (QB). Philip Godfrey analys...

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23 October 2020

Ropewalk Chambers One of Only Four Sets Ranked for Industrial Disease in Chambers & Partners 2021

Following our recent success in the Legal 500 2021, Chambers' expertise in the field of industrial dis...

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1 October 2020 - Written by Jessica Woodliffe

Obtaining Your Own Expert Evidence After Instructing a Single Joint Expert

In Hinson v Hare Realizations Ltd [2020] 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 ...

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30 September 2020

Ropewalk Chambers Cited as a Go-To Set for Industrial Disease in the Legal 500 2021

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...

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24 August 2020 - Written by Philip Godfrey

Limitation in Disease Cases Where the Defendant is Insolvent

The High Court has handed down judgment in the case of Holmes v S & B Concrete Ltd [2020] 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...

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8 March 2020 - Written by Gareth McAloon

Restoration of Companies to the Register in NIHL claims

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 [2020] EWCA Civ 227 deals with the thorny issue of restoration of a company to the ...

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29 November 2019 - Written by Patrick Limb QC & Gareth McAloon

Unanimous Decision in Mackenzie v Alcoa Manufacturing (GB) Ltd

Patrick Limb QC & Gareth McAloon have suceeded in the Court of Appeal for the Appellant in ...

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