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A comprehensive guide to running a successful asbestos claim 2015

APIL CPD:
All levels - 6 hours

(Please note that the number of CPD hours may be subject to change)

Nicholas Bevan and Daniel Easton will deliver a comprehensive A to Z guide to running successful asbestos disease claims from start to finish.

This intensive one-day course is aimed at trainees and practitioners wanting to re-skill themselves in this highly technical area of industrial disease practice so they can master the intricacies of running an asbestos disease claim. The course is also suited to existing industrial disease specialists and team leaders seeking to refresh and update their know-how and expertise in this fast developing field of practice. The course will cover:

  • use of asbestos and the diseases it causes
  • knowledge amongst defendants, proving foresight and establishing liability
  • analysis of legislation and how to use it to win cases
  • de minimis exposure, asymptomatic diseases and low value claims
  • causation in mesothelioma and lung cancer
  • contributory negligence
  • tracing defendants and insurers / the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • the impact of McDonald v National Grid
  • understanding Heneghan v Manchester Dry Dock in lung cancer cases
  • tips on preparing statements and other evidence

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