Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2008] All ER (D) 95 (Nov)
Neutral Citation: [2008] EWHC 2658 (QB)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Judge Seymour QC sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Ivan Bowley (instructed by Thompsons) for the claimant.
  Michael Ditchfield (instructed by Nabarro LLP) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 6 November 2008


Negligence - Causation - Breach of duty causing or contributing to damage - Deceased dying from mesothelioma - Claimant widow seeking compensation from past employer for negligence and/or breach of duty in exposing deceased to asbestos dust during course of employment - Whether defendant liable to pay damages.

The Case

Negligence Causation. Queen's Bench Division: In a claim for damages in respect of the deceased's death, the claimant, the deceased's wife, had not proved that the deceased was exposed to a significant or substantial amount of asbestos during the course of his employment with the National Coal Board.

Practice Areas

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