Asbestos Claims and Litigation

25th October, 2017
London, United Kingdom

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About the COURSE

The Asbestos: Claims and Litigation course aims to provide cutting-edge solutions to the business owners to mitigate and tackle the Claims and Litigation risks arising out of the exposure to fatal Asbestos. The course will also serve as a platform to guide you through the most disputed aspects involved in dealing with asbestos, which include– legislative reforms, illegal importation of asbestos, management and control of asbestos in workplace, asbestos liability and litigation, regulations to deal with naturally occurring asbestos, safe removal and disposal of asbestos, and the current state of asbestos in the United Kingdom. This Course has been designed to provide you with strategic advice, critical insights, and comprehensive updates on Asbestos Claims and Litigation.

Learning Objectives

  • Comprehending legal responsibilities for finding, identifying, and dealing with asbestos
  • Know about latest developments in asbestos litigation
  • Government benefits available to people diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease
  • Techniques used for safe removal and disposal of asbestos
  • Understanding about asbestos litigation and its implications on the construction industry
  • What are the dimensions of the litigation?
  • Punitive damages in asbestos litigation

Course Timing: 9.00am To 5.00pm

ASBESTOS IN UK: PAST TRENDS & FUTURE DIRECTIONS

  • The Rise and Fall of Asbestos
  • Why does asbestos still exists in UK?
  • Risk of Exposure to Asbestos-related Diseases: Mesothelioma, Asbestosis and Other Diseases
  • Asbestos Litigation and Its Implications on the Construction Industry
  • Case Law and Legislative Update: New Developments in Asbestos Litigation
  • The Future of Asbestos Litigation: Will the Current Trend Continue?

MANAGING AND CONTROLLING ASBESTOS IN THE WORKPLACE

  • Health and Safety at Work Act, 1974

LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES FOR FINDING, IDENTIFYING, AND DEALING WITH ASBESTOS

  • Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012  
  • Construction Design and Management (CDM) Regulations 2015
  • Other Statutory Instruments

ENSURING CORPORATE ACCOUNTABILITY: TRIALS, PITFALLS AND CHALLENGES

  • Which workers file the most compensation claims?
  • What Government benefits are available to people diagnosed with an asbestos-related disease?
  • Pneumoconiosis Compensation Schemes – Worker’s Compensation Act 1979 and Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme
  • The Mesothelioma Act 2014

ASBESTOS LIABILITY: ASSESSING AND MANAGING THE RISKS

  • Asbestos claims: A view from The Bench
  • Pleural plaques
  • Low level exposure cases: legal update
  • Types of claims, extent of asbestos claims—What are the Dimensions of the Litigation?
  • The defendant’s perspective

NATURALLY OCCURRING ASBESTOS: MITIGATING RISKS AND THREATS

  • New guidance updates on asbestos in soil and contaminated land

HANDLING ASBESTOS: SAFE REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL – Workplace Vs Eradication Contractors

  • The Control of Asbestos Regulations L143 Managing and working with Asbestos ACoP
  • A Comprehensive Guide to Managing Asbestos
  • What are the guidelines for safe disposal of asbestos wastes?
  • Developments in techniques and equipment used by the asbestos and occupational risk management industry

  Course Leader

Our trainer is a Partner based in the London office of Irwin Mitchell and leads the Workplace Illness and Disease team. This team provides specialist legal advice and obtains compensation for those people who have become seriously ill principally as a consequence of exposure to asbestos.

He has acted for many hundreds of clients suffering from terminal asbestos diseases who have been exposed to the substance at work, or those who have lived close to factories producing asbestos products including the infamous J.W. Roberts factory in Leeds.
They act for clients based principally in the UK but also overseas including clients in New Zealand, Australia and mainland Europe.
He has helped the families of many clients who have been fatally injured in accidents at work, in agriculture, working on the railways or working in the construction industry.

He is committed to ensuring that my clients receive full and proper compensation for their injuries or illness and has been recognised by Chambers and Partners for his expertise as a lawyer, has also been acknowledged a “hard-line but sensible negotiator.

 

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Regular Price Only: £599

Register 3 Send 4th One Free Any organization wishing to send multiple attendees to this course may send 1 FREE for every 3 participants registered. Please note that all the 3 participants must register at the same time to avail this benefit.

Note: All payments are made in Pounds.
Registration fee only covers cost of all sessions, luncheon, coffee/tea & presentations. Fee does NOT include any travel or accommodation expenses. Fee is not inclusive of 8% Admin/Bank Charges.

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