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The Work and Pensions Committee will examine the current risks posed by asbestos in the workplace, the actions taken by the Health and Safety Executive to mitigate them and how its approach compares to those taken in other countries.
Case review 10-08-2021
Paramount Shopfitting Limited v Rix [28.07.21] - Mr Rix died from mesothelioma aged 60 following exposure to asbestos early in his career. Later in his career, the deceased spent his working life building up a successful business, MRER Ltd. Liability was admitted leaving the court to resolve quantum. The main area of controversy was the quantification of the annual value of Mrs Rix’s financial dependency.
HSG 248: the analyst’s guide for sampling analysis and clearance procedures is the comprehensive and authoritative guide for asbestos analysts in Great Britain. In this article, we set out the key changes under the guide and discuss the potential impact from both an occupational disease and regulatory perspective in terms of claims and prosecutions.
Case review 27-04-2021
Recently there have been increases in claims for future services during the lost year’s period in mesothelioma claims. As the profile of claimants bringing claims for mesothelioma becomes younger and life expectancy post-diagnosis increases, it is expected that more claims for future services will be brought in an attempt to bring the value of living claims into line with fatal claims.
Kennedys has boosted its new office in Leeds with the hire of industrial disease partners Darren Goldthorpe and Gary Brankin. Both join from BC Legal, bringing with them Harjinder Gill, senior associate, Liam Bedford, senior associate and Rachel Durant, litigation executive.