Asbestos

Roundtable: The pre-action protocol at 20

Over two decades ago, a quintet sat down to formulate the pre-action protocols for personal injury claims. Post gathered four [Nigel Tomkins, then of Thompsons could not make it] back together to reflect on their influence, lessons learned and the…

E-cigarettes: The new asbestos?

The use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, has grown exponentially since they appeared on the market 10 years ago. When it comes to covering the associated risks, are insurers and brokers playing with fire?

Interview: Nigel Teasdale, Foil

Referendum results, cabinet reshuffles and the shelving of long-awaited reforms add up to a turbulent year ahead for anyone in the insurance sector, not least those in the legal profession. For the Forum of Insurance Lawyers' incoming president Nigel…

Asbestos: The toxic truth

Although some say the legal landscape is less adversarial, the number of asbestos disease claims is rising – but are insurers as guilty of drawing out the process as they stand accused?

Trade Voice: All change

With the Insurance Act and several important decisions in the courts, it’s been a busy year legally speaking

Zurich wins ‘landmark' meso case in Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has today (20 May) unanimously ruled in favour of Zurich in a judgment that means an insurer will only have to compensate a solvent employer for the years they were on risk in cases of asbestos-related mesothelioma.

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