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Firm achieves settlement in case “big players would not have touched”

A law firm that successfully brought an asbestosis case decades out of time has claimed that the big players in the market would not have taken it on. It comes as another practice announced a “ground-breaking” settlement agreement with insurers which covers both existing treatment for mesothelioma and “future unidentified treatments”.

March 28th, 2018 | No Comments »

MoJ: “Not our intention” that mesothelioma victims should use state compensation to fund court fees

The government never intended that mesothelioma victims should have to use statutory compensation awards to pay enhanced court fees, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) has said.

July 6th, 2015 | No Comments »

Supreme Court backs “broad equitable approach” to insurers’ liability in mesothelioma cases

Insurers liable to pay compensation to mesothelioma victims have rights to pro rata contributions from other insurers and/or employers covering some of the time of exposure, the Supreme Court has ruled.

May 20th, 2015 | No Comments »

Government increases Mesothelioma Act payments

The government has announced that it will increase tariff payments under the Mesothelioma Act to 100%, rather than 80%, of the average damages they would have achieved in the courts.

February 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

Government blames High Court for denying mesothelioma victims damages uplift

The High Court’s decision to block the abolition of recoverability for mesothelioma claims has denied victims the 10% uplift in damages they would otherwise have received, justice minister Lord Faulks has said.

December 11th, 2014 | No Comments »

Vara promises new mesothelioma review before abolishing recoverability

The government will carry out a second review of mesothelioma claims “in due course” before abolishing the recoverability of success fees and insurance premiums, Shailesh Vara, the justice minister, has told MPs.

December 9th, 2014 | 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 blocks abolition of recoverability in mesothelioma cases

The High Court has ruled that the government cannot go ahead with abolishing recoverability of success fees and insurance premiums in mesothelioma cases this autumn because it failed to carry out a proper review of the impact on victims.

October 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »

MPs demand new mesothelioma review after row over ‘secret deal’ with insurers

MPs on the justice select committee have demanded that the government carry out a second mesothelioma review, following a row over a “secret deal” between ministers and the insurance industry.

August 1st, 2014 | No Comments »

Justice minister denies secret deal with insurers on mesothelioma

Lord Faulks, the justice minister, has denied that the government did a secret deal with the insurance industry on the handling of mesothelioma claims.

June 18th, 2014 | No Comments »