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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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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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