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News & Events: February 2016



Heneghan: damages for asbestos-assoctiated lung cancer are divisible

News | 15th Feb 2016

David Platt QC and Peter Houghton have secured a significant victory for insurers on appeal in the leading asbestos-related lung cancer case of Heneghan v Manchester Dry Docks Ltd & Ors. The Court of Appeal (Lord Dyson MR, Tomlinson and Sales LJJ) today delivered judgment upholding Jay J’s decision and dismissing the Claimant’s appeal. The […]

Supreme Court hands down judgment in Kennedy v Cordia, in which Andrew Smith QC appeared

News | 11th Feb 2016

Andrew Smith QC (in his role as a Scottish Silk) represented the Respondent in the important case of Kennedy v Cordia [2016] UKSC 6, in which Judgment was handed down yesterday. The case has significant implications for employer’s liability claims arising out of employees working in areas not controlled by the employer. The case also […]

Matthew Boyle secures High Court clarification on heads of loss in fatal mesothelioma cases

News | 2nd Feb 2016

Matthew Boyle appeared as Counsel for the Defendant employers in Mosson v Spousal (London) Ltd in which Garnham J handed down judgment on 25 January 2016. The case provides useful authority for Defendants and their insurers in such cases in that the Court: Found that awards for loss of a spouse’s special services/intangible benefits have […]


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