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Why do you need an Accredited Solicitor for an Asbestos Compensation Claim?

Andrew James

Posted by Andrew James | Senior Associate
On 9th May 2018

When you have a minor medical problem, you go see a GP for advice. A GP can tell you about the illness you have, what the causes are, and what if any treatment is required.

If you have a serious illness, seeing a consultant rather than a local GP is usually more appropriate. Although you may not have seen this particular consultant before, gaining the benefit of their specialist expertise has clear advantages.

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Asbestos Disease Awareness Organisation Annual Conference 2018

Isobel Lovett

Posted by Isobel Lovett | Partner
On 25th April 2018

The impact of Asbestos
Asbestos is a fibrous material which was extensively used in the UK from the 1900’s, due to its huge versatility and ability to be moulded into many forms including sheeting and cloth. However, by the middle of the C20th, it was widely known that exposure to this asbestos fibres can cause a number of illnesses, including a currently incurable cancer, malignant mesothelioma.

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Truth beneath the Cape

Andrew James

Posted by Andrew James | Senior Associate
On 11th December 2017

On 5 December 2017 the High Court ruled in Dring v Cape Distribution and others [2017] EWHC 2103 (QB) that historic documents held by the asbestos company Cape and disclosed during the course of commercial litigation must be preserved and shared with parties not involved in that original action.

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The use of asbestos – deadly white lies

Andrew James

Posted by Andrew James | Senior Associate
On 27th October 2017

There were 2542 recorded deaths in the UK from mesothelioma in 2015. The increase is largely due to an increase in deaths among those aged 75 or above. This is put down to the normal increase in life expectation overall but the reality is that there is no longstop period of risk of mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos. In effect all exposure to asbestos carries a life time risk of fatal disease.

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