HAMISH MACDONALD v MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE (2016)

A college which provided training to students intending to become tree surgeons was liable in negligence, by reason of inadequate supervision, to a student who had fallen from a tree during a training exercise. However, the student should bear 65% of the responsibility for the accident, having inexplicably released a safety device which would have … Continue reading HAMISH MACDONALD v MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE (2016)

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CAROLE SLOPER v LLOYDS BANK PLC (2016)

In a claim against a bank by a former employee for damages for mesothelioma, the employee's recollection that branches where she had worked 30 to 40 years earlier had had asbestos suspended ceilings was not supported by the objective evidence of contemporaneous documentation. The claimant (S) claimed damages for mesothelioma, which she claimed to have … Continue reading CAROLE SLOPER v LLOYDS BANK PLC (2016)

RXS v YJ LOVELL (BUILDING) LTD & ORS (2016)

Where the second defendant had settled the claimant's claim for damages for exposure to asbestos leading to mesothelioma, the court granted permission for the second defendant to bring an additional claim for contribution against the first defendant, rather than issuing fresh proceedings. The second defendant applied to make an additional claim against the first defendant … Continue reading RXS v YJ LOVELL (BUILDING) LTD & ORS (2016)

GURTEJ PAWAR v JSD HAULAGE LTD (2016)

The appellant HGV driver appealed against an award of damages made following a personal injury claim brought against his former employers. The claim arose out of an accident at work. The appellant had been driving a tipper lorry when the hydraulic ramp collapsed. The resulting impact forced him upwards at speed and his head collided … Continue reading GURTEJ PAWAR v JSD HAULAGE LTD (2016)