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Coroners and Inquests: What do I need to know?

Information for bereaved family members of those with asbestos related illnesses We act for bereaved families who have often lost a loved one due to asbestos related illness, such as mesothelioma or lung cancer. What is an inquest? An inquest is a...

Mesothelioma - the Stories of Hope and Inspiration

We often write about the sad stories of people who pass away from mesothelioma; of women like Nellie Kershawe, a mother who died from ‘pulmonary asbestosis’ in her early thirties as long ago as 1924. It is right and fitting that we should not...

Launch of new mesothelioma support group for Cumbria and Lancashire

Receiving a diagnosis of mesothelioma is undoubtedly one of the most heart-breaking things a patient can hear. Though mesothelioma is responsible for around 2,500 deaths per year, it is still for most people a relatively unknown cancer. It is vitally...

Asbestos Sub-Committee Meeting, House of Commons

It was rather exciting to attend the all-party Parliamentary group on occupational safety and health, the Asbestos Sub-Committee on Wednesday 12 December 2018 in Room 11 in the House of Commons, just a few doors down from room 14 where Mrs May’s...

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...

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 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...

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...

The seven countries that refuse to acknowledge asbestos is a hazardous substance

In Rotterdam, on 10 September 1998, 165 countries adopted the Rotterdam Convention. This is a multilateral treaty to promote shared responsibilities in relation to the importation of hazardous chemicals. While it does not impose any import bans, the...

The professions most likely to result in a case of mesothelioma

There are a number of ways someone can be exposed to asbestos including, when at work, when working in the vicinity of others using asbestos, when laundering clothes covered in asbestos dust, when living in the vicinity of an asbestos producing factory and...
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