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California: secondary exposure to asbestos
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • July 2 2012

Californian Court of Appeal holds that no duty of care was owed by employer to protect family members of employees from exposure to asbestos


Occupational disease manual
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 15 2011

Occupational disease and work related disease claims present practitioners with new and different challenges to those arising from an accident or other single event


Pleural plaques - Scottish claims can proceed
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 12 2011

The Supreme Court has endorsed the Scottish Parliament’s right to legislate to permit pleural plaques claims in Scotland


Karen Sienkiewicz (administratrix of the estate of Enid Costello, deceased) v Greif (UK) Ltd
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • November 13 2009

The Appellant had brought a claim for damages on behalf of the estate of her mother (Deceased), for death caused by mesothelioma


Abraham v G Ireson & Son (Properties) Ltd and another
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • September 10 2009

Defendants not liable for exposure to asbestos dust causing mesothelioma, as they would not have been aware of risk of injury at the relevant time


Willmore v Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 14 2009

Between 1972 and 1979, Dianne Willmore had been a pupil at a local authority-run secondary school known as Page Moss Comprehensive School


Defending mesothelioma claims “a lost cause”
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 10 2011

In a unanimous judgment handed down by the Supreme Court, it has been held that in a "low dose" exposure claim, a mesothelioma victim need not establish that the extent of his exposure was such that it "doubled the risk" of him contracting the disease


Asbestos exposure
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 25 2010

Defendant successfully defends occupational mesothelioma claim; exposure to asbestos was minimised so far as was reasonably practicable according to the standards at the time - Reynolds v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 24


Owneroccupier of warehouse liable where contractor’s employee sustained injuries
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 11 2011

The Claimant was a qualified electrician employed by his brother (Lynch


NHS asbestos legacy - SHAs pick up the tab
  • Kennedys Law LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2010

In recent years health authorities have found themselves implicated in asbestos related disease claims