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International Women’s Day 2017

Isobel Lovett

Posted by Isobel Lovett | Partner
On 8th March 2017

Having attended the brilliant #IWD2017 event organised by Doughty Street Chambers last Saturday and the #March4women event last Sunday, my thoughts on this International Women’s Day 2017 turn to all those women around the world, who have been and continue to be affected by asbestos.

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Should insurance companies be trusted?

Andrew James

Posted by Andrew James | Senior Associate
On 17th January 2017

A look back in history at the way that one of the UK’s biggest asbestos claims handlers dealt with their liabilities gives us a clue. The Iron Trades, a mutual association was founded in 1898 and could write insurance business only for customers who were members of that mutual organisation. In the 1940s, the association created a new subsidiary that it used to write business to non-members called the Iron Trades Mutual Insurance Company Ltd.

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True cost of asbestos in schools

Andrew James

Posted by Andrew James | Senior Associate
On 17th August 2016

More than 224 teachers have died of mesothelioma in the period between 2003 and 2012. We are now also seeing an increasing number of younger people diagnosed with mesothelioma and with no known occupational exposure. Sarah Bowman aged 49 was compensated when Brent Council settled her claim for mesothelioma caused by exposure to asbestos as a pupil at two schools in Brent. A 33 year old Devon woman is pursuing a claim that her mesothelioma was caused by asbestos exposure at school during maintenance works carried out.

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