Our popular bulletins and events will keep you abreast of the latest legal developments.

Our annual keynote seminar was held on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at the Vale Resort. Speakers included Simon Evans, Peter Bennett, Amanda Evans and guest speaker, Steven Ford QC.

This edition considers a highway tripping claim where a focused defence overcame the Claimant’s attempts to overcomplicate the matter and case summaries relating to fixed costs and the admissibility of covert recording evidence.

This edition considers recent case-law regarding fundamental dishonesty, the meaning of ‘use of vehicle’ and apportioning liability for speeding.

Our annual keynote seminar was held on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at the Vale Resort. Simon Evans considered the impact of the Civil Liability Act 2018, Peter Bennett provided a regulatory update and Amanda Evans and guest speaker, Steven Ford QC, discussed recent developments following CN v Poole BC [2019] UKSC 25.

Our monthly review of developments in the insurance and public sector. This edition considers a highway tripping claim where a focused defence overcame the Claimant’s attempts to overcomplicate the matter and case summaries relating to the fixed costs regime and the admissibility of covert recordings as evidence.

This edition considers recent case-law regarding fundamental dishonesty, the necessity for bespoke life expectancy evidence, the meaning of ‘use of vehicle’ where a vehicle had been parked in a private garage which caught fire and apportioning liability for speeding.

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Occupational Disease

Our knowledgeable and experienced team provide advice, guidance and training on all aspects of occupational disease claims. We work alongside multinational and UK-based companies, local authorities, insurers and self-insured bodies to manage their short and long-tail disease claims.

Straightforward approach to complex claims

We work across the range of disease claims where we analyse complex issues of apportionment, breach of duty, causation, exposure, limitation and policy coverage and advise our clients in a clear and straightforward manner. We have experience of defending occupational disease group litigation claims.

 

We use our evidential, procedural and tactical expertise to secure favourable outcomes for the client, whether on points of principle or economic considerations, such as reduction of overall indemnity spend. We understand the importance of avoiding any ‘floodgates’ scenario where trends arise and can offer bespoke training services to our clients where required.

 

Our expertise includes the following:

  • Asbestos related injury including pleural thickening, asbestosis, lung cancer and mesothelioma (including immunotherapy issues)

  • Asthma and respiratory problems

  • Cumulative back injuries

  • Deafness (NIHL) and tinnitus

  • Dermatitis

  • Occupational cancers

  • Repetitive strain injury

  • Vibration white finger / HAVS and carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Work related upper limb disorders

  • Workplace poisoning

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Peter has an outstanding reputation in the defence of disease claims

Articles

MJW v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council & Others [2019]

Veronica Bussey v Anglia Heating Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 243

JB v RWE Generation UK Limited [2017]