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Asbestos exposure outside the UK- the problems continue

Daniel Cooper

Posted by Daniel Cooper | Solicitor
On 11th June 2018

In the UK we can be grateful that exposure to asbestos for the ordinary person is rare. Though its dangers were obscured for generations, its eventual total ban in 1999 meant that workers and British citizens were finally afforded the protection they needed. Unfortunately, the same lies that the asbestos industry asked us to swallow in the 60s and 70s are still being repeated in other parts in the world. Amongst others, Russia and Kazakhstan still mine asbestos and countries like India still import millions of tons of it every year. Those that suffer most are rarely those that own the mines or make vast profits from cheap building materials.

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

Philip Unciano

Posted by Philip Unciano | Paralegal
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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