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Michael Kent QC and Peter Houghton in the Supreme Court

News | 27th Nov 2017

Michael Kent QC and Peter Houghton appear today for the Respondent in the Supreme Court appeal of Dryden & Ors v Johnson Matthey Plc. (The case was reported at first instance and in the Court of Appeal as Greenway and ors v. Johnson Matthey Plc [2016] EWCA Civ 408.) The appeal concerns the claims by […]

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 […]

Asbestos: Supreme Court Rejects Insurers’ Arguments in the EL Trigger Litigation

News | 28th Mar 2012

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the EL Trigger Litigation (28 March 2012). David Platt QC and Peter Houghton (for Excess Insurance) and John Williams (for 10 local authorities) appeared in the Supreme Court appeal which was heard over 8 days in December. In its judgment, the Supreme Court unanimously rejects the arguments […]

Insurers Win Partial Victory in Trigger Litigation

News | 8th Oct 2010

Excess Insurance win in full; MMI & Local Authorities win in part; other Appellant Insurers lose The Court of Appeal has today handed down judgment in the “Employers’ Liability Policy Trigger Litigation”. The “Trigger” litigation seeks to determine whether certain historic Employers’ Liability policies respond upon the inhalation of asbestos fibres or alternatively upon the […]


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