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News & Events: December 2014



David Platt QC wins test case on asbestos lung cancer claims

News | 11th Dec 2014

Mr. Justice Jay this morning handed down judgment in Heneghan v Manchester Dry Docks and others (attached). This important decision confirms for the first time that Fairchild applies to asbestos-induced lung cancer claims and that any damages awarded are divisible pursuant to the subsequent House of Lords’ decision in Barker. Barker therefore survives notwithstanding adverse […]

Alice Jarratt joins Crown Office Chambers

News | 9th Dec 2014

Crown Office Chambers are pleased to welcome Alice Jarratt. Alice joins from Carmelite Chambers and will be working exclusively in the Criminal Regulatory team.

Michael Kent QC successfully defends claim for loss of earnings due to sensitisation

News | 8th Dec 2014

Greenway & Ors v Johnson Matthey Plc [2014] EWHC 3957 (QB) Claims for loss of earnings due to sensitisation to platinum salts: whether actionable injury in tort; whether alternative claims in contract may be brought for more than nominal damages. Substantial loss of earnings claims. Court held: no actionable damage; no entitlement to provisional damages; no […]

Imtech Inviron v Loppingdale Plant [2014] EWHC 4006 (TCC): incorporation of main contract adjudication provisions into sub-contract

News | 3rd Dec 2014

Judgment was handed down today in Imtech Inviron v Loppingdale Plant [2014] EWHC 4006 (TCC), an adjudication enforcement action in which the main issue was whether the adjudication provisions of the main contract had been incorporated into the sub-contract. A copy of the judgment is available by clicking the link at the end of this article. Background Loppingdale […]


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