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Recently we have taken over several personal injury claims in the advanced stages of ligation where claimants have pleaded, by way of length expert pension reports, substantial future loss of pension income on 'defined contribution: money purchase schemes' (i.e. those most commonly held by employed or self-employed claimants who do not have access to a 'defined benefit scheme' such as a final salary scheme.
Many believed that defending claims made pursuant to the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH) would become fairer following the introduction of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA), however, that does not seem to have been the reality.
We are to strengthen our public liability practice with the recruitment of Kathryn Oldfield as a partner.
Immunotherapy treatment is the hottest topic in cancer research right now and may hold the key to the future of cancer treatment. Different types of immunotherapy have been tested on mesothelioma cells since the 1970s but only recent developments have caused major excitement with promising results.
Occupational disease invariably involves looking back at working practices, which have caused or contributed to a person’s disease. Asbestos, noise and vibrating tools have been the primary focus of our occupational disease practices for many years. However, as working practices evolve, with the workplace of the future expected to look very different, so will the types of health issues affecting employees.
We have previously examined the potential occupational disease risks of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, where we refer to nanomaterials as the next ‘miracle dust ‘for its asbestos-like qualities, and it is this material that we now delve into and the specific health risks it poses.
This is the third in a series of articles on the topic of innovation in the legal services field by Partner Richard West.
Case review 24-07-2019
Today the Supreme Court judgement confirmed that questions need to be answered by the Court of Justice of the European Union before determining the appeal as to whether a tour operator will be liable for the criminal acts of hotel employees against hotel guests.
British people are the least supportive nation in their attitude towards driverless cars, or indeed any form of autonomous vehicle (AV), according to a study across six territories (United Kingdom, United States, Australia, China, Singapore and Hong Kong).
After a long reform process lasting nearly two and a half years, the Lord Chancellor has today finally determined a new personal injury discount rate of minus 0.25% effective from 5 August 2019.