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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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Action Mesothelioma Day 2017

Isobel Lovett

Posted by Isobel Lovett | Partner
On 7th July 2017

For the past 17 years I’ve been helping patients with mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases, access state benefits, support and compensation.

In that time, although there have been many legal challenges brought by Defendants and their insurers, all designed to prevent claims succeeding or to reduce the bill to the insurer, there have been fewer significant changes in terms of additional elements of loss which claimants and their families can hope to recover in a civil claim.

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