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Cost:
  • FREE
Length:
30 minutes of audio
(+ optional 5 minute online quiz)
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Course Aims:

In this podcast Niall Maclean and Gemma Scott from 12 King’s Bench Walk, one of the leading chambers specialising in personal injury litigation, provide a comprehensive guide to the law surrounding low exposure asbestos cases. They consider the challenges that practitioners face in relation to the relevant common law and statutory duties in these types of cases and the way in which the courts have responded to some of these issues.

Outcomes:
After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what low exposure asbestos cases are;
  • Be aware of the problems and challenges that practitioners face when dealing with low exposure asbestos claims;
  • Be aware of the 'big step change' in growth and knowledge that took place in 1960 as to the risks of asbestos;
  • Know the difficulties present when trying to establish what is to be considered ‘safe’ in asbestos cases;
  • Understand the procedural considerations that should be borne in mind when dealing with asbestos claims.
Level:
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Classification:
Introduction
Legal Principles
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Asbestos Regulations 1969;
  • Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd & Ors [2011] UKSC 17;
  • Brett v University of Reading [2007] All ER (D) 173 (Feb);
  • Factories Act 1961;
  • Garner v Salford City Council & McGuiness & Co Ltd [2013];
  • Hill and another v John Barnsley and Sons Ltd and other companies [2013] EWHC 520 (QB);
  • Pre-Action Protocol for Disease and Illness Claims;
  • Sienkiewicz v Greif (UK) Ltd [2011] UKSC 10 and Willmore v Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council [2009] EWCA 1211 Civ;
  • The Noise at Work Regulations 1989.

In this podcast Niall Maclean and Gemma Scott from 12 King’s Bench Walk discuss the law surrounding low exposure asbestos cases. They consider some of the challenges practitioners face when trying to establish breach of duty in relation to the relevant common law and the relevant statutory duties in these types of cases.

Date Recorded: 22nd July 2013

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