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Asbestos documents must be disclosed to pressure group, High Court rules

A huge collection of documents, including “those relating to the history and development of knowledge in the 20th Century about the risks of asbestos”, must be disclosed to the public, the High Court has ruled. It said a man who made the application on behalf of an asbestos victims’ support group had a “legitimate interest” in the documents.

December 13th, 2017 | No Comments »

Welsh government lacks power to pass asbestos bill, Supreme Court rules

The Welsh government lacks the power to pass a bill making employers who pay compensation to asbestos victims directly liable to it for the cost of their NHS care, the Supreme Court has ruled.

February 9th, 2015 | No Comments »

Supreme Court extends protection for asbestos victims

The Supreme Court has extended protection for victims of asbestos-related diseases, by ruling that the Asbestos Industry Regulations 1931 apply to all workers in factories where asbestos is being processed.

October 23rd, 2014 | No Comments »

High Court sets out new procedure to help families of asbestos victims access employment records

The High Court has set out a new procedure to help the families of workers who died from asbestos-related diseases trace their employment histories.

July 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

Cancer victim “should have asked” about causes of disease

A former dock worker who helped unload cargoes of asbestos should have asked doctors about possible causes of his lung cancer diagnosed 35 years later, Lord Justice Jackson has ruled.

May 27th, 2014 | No Comments »