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Toby Scott

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Toby Scott

Partner

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Toby Scott

Partner

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Toby is a leader in the field of industrial disease claims litigation and strategic advice. He is one of a small number of lawyers that enjoys a national profile  in the area. He provides counsel and strategic advice to insurers in this highly volatile area. He is also retained by composite insurers to provide a Thought Leadership role and to provide innovative and proactive responses to market developments. He has acted in the majority of industrial disease test cases in recent years and is regularly instructed to defend complex technical disease claims.

Toby is currently involved in the development of volume disease claims handling portfolios for insurers and advising insurers in relation to asbestos law reform.

Toby has been ranked in both legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for the last 15 years and has been variously described as “truly knowledgeable”, “a legal expert” and “with great depth of experience”.  His asbestos expertise has been described as “second to none”.

Experience
  • Gunn v Wallsend and Slipway (1988) - Asbestos bystander test case.
  • Wylie v Northumbrian Engineering Limited (1989) - Asbestos induced lung cancer test case.
  • Henderson v Wakefield Shirt Company (C.A. 1997) - RSI - Breach of Duty.
  • Turner and Newall - North East Shipyards asbestos recovery litigation (GLO 1999).
  • British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation Coal Mining Contractors Respiratory disease recovery claims (GLO 2003).
  • Greaves v FT Everard & Son and another (2005) - First instance pleural plaques test cases.
  • Barker v Corus (H.L. 2006) - Apportionment test cases.

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Expertise

Toby is one of the most high profile and experienced Defendant lawyers practising in the industrial disease sphere today. He enjoys a national reputation and is used by insurers to deal with high profile and ground breaking issues because of his strong lateral and strategic approach in both test and group litigation.

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