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Managing Asbestos in the Workplace

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 requires employers to conduct their work in such a way that their employees will not be exposed to health and safety risks. They must also provide information about their workplace which might affect their health and...

The Orbiteers Abseiled for Headway

Congratulations to the Boyes Turner Orbiteers and our very own Thomas Green who represented the Court of Protection team in abseiling down from the Arcelor Mittal Orbit. The Orbit is the UK’s largest freefall abseil from which you can see...

Education bursary recipient, Simon Bolton, lung cancer nurse specialist, reports on the iMig Conference in Canada

There are many rewarding aspects to working in Boyes Turner’s mesothelioma and asbestos-related disease team. We are always humbled to be invited into our clients’ homes during the saddest and most vulnerable time of their lives, and regard...

What is asbestos related lung cancer?

We often get asked about asbestos-related lung cancer , what it is, can they claim even though they smoked? Because of this, we have tried to answer some of our most commonly asked questions!  Q. What is asbestos-related lung cancer? Apart from...

What to do if you find asbestos in your home

Asbestos was used widely as a fireproof building and insulation material but is now known to cause respiratory diseases and cancer , and was banned in 1999. Asbestos-related diseases cause the deaths of around 5000 workers each year – more than...

60 seconds with mesothelioma and asbestos claims solicitor Annabelle Neilson

Annabelle qualified as a solicitor in September 2009 and joined Boyes Turner’s mesothelioma and asbestos claims team in December 2009. Annabelle represents claimants who have developed an asbestos-related disease such as mesothelioma,...

Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme and veterans

The Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme (DMPS) was enacted in 2014 allowing mesothelioma victims to claim a lump sum payment from the Government where the negligent employer company or other organisation which caused the mesothelioma is no longer trading or...

Mesothelioma asbestos and the Johnson & Johnson baby powder cases

Over the past couple of months Johnson & Johnson, a company synonymous with baby skin care products, with tag lines such as “clinically proven to be as mild as water”, have come under significant scrutiny following a $117m award of...

Asbestos Court Users Meeting

On 13 June 2018, the High Court held an Asbestos Court Users Meeting. The meeting was chaired by Senior Master Fontaine with significant contributions from Master Davison, Master Eastman, Master McCloud, Master Thornett and Master Gidden. Asbestos...

Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Study Day 2018

On 13 September 2018 Boyes Turner’s mesothelioma and asbestos claims solicitors will be hosting their annual Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Study Day at their offices in Reading. The free event is aimed at nurses, doctors, consultants and all...

Melloney Harbutt receives Asbestos Disease Specialist accreditation from APIL

Kim Smerdon, head of Boyes Turner’s successful industrial disease and personal injury teams is pleased to announce that senior associate solicitor, Melloney Harbutt, has been awarded Asbestos Disease Specialist status by APIL.  Melloney ...

Immunotherapy treatment for mesothelioma patients

Pembrolizumab – Immunotherapy treatment Medical professionals are continually investigating new ways to help mesothelioma patients. There are always a number of different trials looking at improving symptoms and curing mesothelioma. All of these...

Positive result for mesothelioma claimants in Bussey v Anglia Heating Ltd

We are delighted to read that the Bussey’s appeal has been allowed and that the Judges rejected Technical Data Note 13 as the test in determining the applicable levels of asbestos exposure in mesothelioma cases.  David Bussey was a...

Education Bursary - Alison Bain's story

As specialists in mesothelioma and other asbestos-related disease claims, Boyes Turner appreciate the valuable work carried out by the lung cancer nurses who support and care for victims of asbestos exposure during their hospital treatment and...

Compensation award for former telecommunications engineer from Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme

Boyes Turner’s specialist mesothelioma and asbestos claims team were instructed by Joseph* following his diagnosis of mesothelioma, an asbestos related cancer. Joseph had been exposed to asbestos dust while working for Sterdy Telephones, a...

Should cohabitees receive bereavement damages

This was a question recently faced by the Court of Appeal after Ms Jakki Smith took the Secretary of State for Justice to Court for breaching her human rights. Who can claim bereavement damages? The Fatal Accidents Act 1976 gives rise to the right to...

Is there a link between Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis and Asbestos?

Asbestos-related disease deaths The Health and Safety Executive predicts that the number of deaths from mesothelioma will peak in or around 2020. This is based upon the amount of asbestos imported into the UK and the widespread, industrial use of...

Disclosure documents in Cape claim to be made publicly available

The Asbestos Victims Support Group Forum UK has championed a campaign to the High Court to prevent the destruction of a vast number of documents, which were pulled together as a part of disclosure in the case of Concept 70 & others v Cape International...

Mavis Nye Foundation - Here to help all 'Meso Warriors'

On 07 December 2017 Boyes Turner Solicitors attended the Mavis Nye Foundation launch party at the Richmond Hill Hotel. The Mavis Nye Foundation was started by Mavis herself following her lengthy, but successful battle with mesothelioma that started...

Q&A - Defunct defendants

Q The company I worked for is long gone, can I pursue a claim? A  It is common for people to have been employed by companies many years ago in the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s which have since disappeared or been dissolved. We will search for the...

Dreaming of a White (Asbestos) Christmas

For many of us, snow is synonymous with Christmas. Bing Crosby famously dreamt of it, while Christmas cards are often decorated with snow-filled scenes depicting a white Christmas. The famous Bing Crosby scene was in the film  Holiday Inn , where he...

Boyes Turner Solicitors proudly supporting the Mavis Nye Foundation

Mavis Nye, the legendary “Meso Warrior” has recently established a charitable foundation to support mesothelioma victims and their families and to raise funds for research into mesothelioma treatments in the hope that a cure can be found to...

World Conference on Lung Cancer

The International Association for Lung Cancer (IASLC) is hosting the 18 th  World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) between the 15 th  and 18 th  of October 2017 in Yokohoma, Japan. The WCLC is the world’s largest...

Training for health professionals

For the past four years Boyes Turner has held a free annual Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Study Day at our offices at Abbots House, Abbey Street in Reading. We extend an open invitation to all those involved in the fields of mesothelioma and lung cancer to...

Boyes Turner's Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Study Day 2017

On 22 September 2017 Boyes Turner’s specialist asbestos claims team hosted their 4th Annual Mesothelioma and Lung Cancer Study Day at their Abbey Street offices in Reading. The free event was chaired by Kim Smerdon, Partner at Boyes Turner who...

APIL Members to provide feedback on the Diffuse Mesothelioma Scheme

The Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme was introduced in 2014 to compensate people who were exposed to asbestos during their employment, in cases where the employers are dissolved and the employer’s liability insurers can’t be traced.  The...

Plans to reopen two asbestos mines in Zimbabwe

A report in the  African independent newspaper  has revealed that Zimbabwe is planning to re-open two asbestos mines before the end of the year. Prior to the closure of the two asbestos mines, “Shabanie” and “Mashava”...

14th Edition Judicial College Guidelines published

The 14 th  Edition Judicial College (JC) Guidelines have now been published and these reveal increased recommended  compensation awards for asbestos victims . The JC Guidelines are a set of guidelines for the courts and lawyers to refer to when...

The Cape Factory, Bowburn - memories and mesothelioma

Bowburn, a small village on the outskirts of Durham, has been left a sad legacy from an old  asbestos  factory. Today a new housing development is located on the site of the old Cape factory. The factory operated in Bowburn from 1964 until it...

Asbestos related disease annual study day update

On 22 September 2017 Boyes Turner’s specialist asbestos related disease claims team are hosting their annual mesothelioma and lung cancer study day. The day will focus on trends and developments in mesothelioma and asbestos related lung cancer...

The true cost of not complying with asbestos health and safety law

On a regular basis the asbestos claims team at Boyes Turner read reports where building firms and contractors are  prosecuted by the health and safety executive  for either not complying with health and safety law at all, or where a lax approach...

Exercise and Chemotherapy

Boyes Turner previously published an article on how nutrition can assist lung cancer and mesothelioma patients with their day to day symptoms, a link to that article can be found here.  But did you know that a good exercise regime can also be...

World Lung Cancer Day 2017

Lung cancer has one of the highest incidences in the world.  Research conducted by Cancer Research UK shows that lung cancer is the fourth most common cancer in Europe, with more than 410,000 new cases diagnosed in 2012 alone (12% of the total...

Boyes Turner Welcomes Progress with HMRC Delays on Employment Histories

In May 2016, solicitors and their clients were having to wait over 14 months to obtain Employment History Schedules from H M Revenue & Customs. Specialist asbestos disease lawyers  always request employment histories from HMRC who provide a list...

Boyes Turner supports the Berkshire Asbestos Support Group

Action Mesothelioma Day is a day to remember those of you who have lost a loved one through mesothelioma and other asbestos related illnesses. It is also a day to raise awareness for those of you who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and other asbestos...

Judicial guidance on dealing with evidence in asbestos - related disease cases

As leading asbestos claims lawyers with 40 years combined expertise of securing compensation for sufferers from  mesothelioma  and  asbestos related disease , we understand the difficulties faced by our clients. The nature of this often...

In the absence of ease, use expertise

With expertise in asbestos disease cases, Boyes Turner’s lawyers don’t need our claims to be easy. Our clients come to us long after memories have faded. The key events which caused their life-threatening condition happened decades ago, in one...

The unusual uses of asbestos

The use of asbestos has thankfully been banned in the UK for a number of years. However, it was widely used in the 19 th  and 20th centuries due to its heat resistant properties.  When you think of what asbestos was used for, you probably...

Asbestos-related disease - What about the women?

Mesothelioma, lung cancer and other forms of asbestos-related disease have led to more work-related deaths in the UK than any other single cause. Extensive use of asbestos as an insulating and fire resistant building material in the decades following the...

The problem of asbestos related diseases and uninsured employers

Asbestos related conditions are known as ‘long tail’ diseases. That is to say, they manifest themselves several years after the exposure to asbestos took place. In some cases, the symptoms do not manifest themselves until 50 or even 60 years...

Boyes Turner Industrial Disease Training Team

The Industrial Disease Team at Boyes Turner operate a free, formal education and training team open to all that are involved in the treatment or care of those with asbestos related diseases. The training we provide can be tailor made to suit your needs...

Boyes Turner colour runners raise vital funds for mesothelioma UK

The specialist asbestos disease team at Boyes Tuner took part in the Windsor Colour Obstacle Rush on 20 May 2017 to raise vital funds for Mesothelioma UK, the UK’s leading mesothelioma specialist charity. The runners who took part in the colour...

Have you heard of the asbestos toothpaste

Asbestos Toothpaste After the second world war a pharmaceutical company called Bristol-Myers began producing a brand of toothpaste called Ipana. Ipana became very popular in the 1950’s and had a distinctive wintergreen flavouring.  Sadly...

Who is allowed to remove asbestos?

Asbestos removal is an extremely hazardous activity and it is recommended that it is carried out by fully trained and properly equipped workers, it is for these reasons there are strict Regulations governing who can carry out the work. The Regulations...

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