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Fairchild exception extended to lung cancer claims

United Kingdom - February 17 2016 The Court of Appeal has extended the exception set out in Fairchild v Glenhaven Funeral Services Ltd [2002] to asbestos induced lung cancer claims…

Noise induced hearing loss claims

United Kingdom - November 20 2015 The Civil Justice Council (CJC) working group charged with reviewing concerns over the conduct of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) claims met on 18…

Time to end LASPO mesothelioma exemption

United Kingdom - October 11 2013 The Ministry of Justice's (MoJ) consultation on reforming mesothelioma claims in England and Wales closed on 2 October 2013 - the latest consultation…

Philippa Craven

Occupational disease claims: market developments

United Kingdom - October 3 2013 A round up of recent news relating to asbestos and schools, the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act, an HSE consultation on asbestos, reporting…

Philippa Craven

Limitation: section 33 discretion

United Kingdom - October 1 2013 This decision does not mean an end to limitation defences for defendants, far from it, but it reiterates that each application for relief under s.33…