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New figures released by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health reveal uncertainty over asbestos risk in the workplace among UK construction workers
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 4 2018

According to new survey findings, nearly one in four construction workers in the UK believe they may have been exposed to asbestos fibres, putting

Recent Court of Appeal decisions offer hope to asbestos cancer sufferers
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 1 2018

Following a long-fought battle in the case of Bussey v Anglia Heating Ltd 2018 EWCA Civ 243 , it's good to be able to report positive news for

Q&A Asbestos
  • King & Wood Mallesons
  • China
  • April 16 2018

The Q&A Guide is a specialized guide to China's environmental law. It provides a high level overview of environmental law in China and looks at key

Fudge: Limitation in Asbestos Related Claims
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • March 19 2018

Today, Sir Robert Francis QC, sitting as a High Court judge has given his judgment in the asbestos-related illness claim Fudge v Hawkins and Holmes

Bussey v Anglia Heating Ltd
  • BLM
  • United Kingdom
  • March 9 2018

The dichotomy in the two approaches to breach of duty for asbestos exposure has existed since Williams in 2011. The two extremes are: (i) Jeromson and

Asbestos law: when will a claim for pleural plaques attract compensation?
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 6 2018

In a rare case, a claim on behalf of the deceased who had a diagnosis of pleural plaques and severe associated symptoms, ultimately leading to his

V Bussey (widow and executrix of the estate of D Bussey) v 00654701 Ltd (formerly Anglia Heating Ltd) 2018 EWCA Civ 243
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • United Kingdom
  • February 26 2018

The claimant, as widow and executrix of the deceased, claimed damages in respect of the deceased's mesothelioma caused as a result of exposure to

Positive result for mesothelioma claimants in Bussey v Anglia Heating Ltd
  • Boyes Turner LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 22 2018

We are delighted to read that the Bussey’s appeal has been allowed and that the Judges rejected Technical Data Note 13 as the test in determining the

Asbestos law: insurance industry on alert as to the approach to low-level exposure
  • CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 22 2018

The insurance industry is on alert following the High Court ruling in Hawkes v Warmex Ltd 2018 EWHC 205 (QB). Mr Peter Marquand ruled that asbestos

Asbestos risks in commercial property
  • Shoosmiths LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 20 2018

It has been illegal to use asbestos in the construction or refurbishment of buildings since 1999 but historically it was widely used in building