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Our legacy and latent disease team comprises market leading experts

ur legacy and latent disease team includes specialists who have been involved in some of the most far reaching test litigation to occur in this field over the last 20 years.

We act as a valued partner to our clients that include major composite and runoff insurers, self-insured companies and multinationals with captive cover. Clients benefit from a partner led service where quality is assured as a result of a combination of technical expertise, supported by bespoke case management systems and management information provision.

Our team is recognised for delivering innovative strategies in handling both long-tail and short-tail claims to efficiently reduce the overall indemnity spend for our clients.

One of our key strengths is our global network of partners throughout our various offices who can advise on comparative law, litigation plus emerging risks and issues.

In addition to handling individual matters pre- and post-litigation we also handle group litigation, strategic litigation projects and advice on handling policies, government consultations and costs.

We adopt innovative approaches to market issues, in order to deliver excellent service and savings against indemnity spend. This includes our pioneering 'pay and be paid' mesothelioma claims handling scheme, Diffuse Pleural Thickening Asbestosis initiative and our strategic approach to immunotherapy.

Our areas of expertise include abuse, asbestos, asthma, autoimmune disorders, back injuries, cancer, carbon monoxide poisoning, carpal tunnel syndrome, chemical and biological agent exposure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dermatitis, hand/arm vibration syndrome, hearing loss, pneumoconiosis, upper limb disorders and respiratory diseases, along with stress, bullying and statutory harassment claims.  We also manage product liability class actions.

Our Legacy Claims Work

  • UK & Europe
  • Mesothelioma Trigger Litigation in the Supreme Court

    Acting on behalf of a Local Authority in the Mesothelioma Trigger Litigation in the Supreme Court leading to a successful judgment that policies of Employers liability insurance will respond for injuries sustained or contracted at the date of inhalation of asbestos. BAI (Run Off) Limited (In...

    United Kingdom

    Advising the ABI and its members in relation to defending mesothelioma claims

    Providing strategic advice to the ABI and its members following the MoJ consultation into mesothelioma claims.

    United Kingdom

    Court of Appeal case involving a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder claim

    Acting on behalf of Ladbrokes in the recent Court of Appeal case of Nicholls v Ladbrokes (2013) ECWA Civ 1963, a Post Traumatic Stress Disorder case involving allegations of negligence and breach of statutory duty following an armed robbery.

    United Kingdom

    Advising a large corporate in relation to a stress at work/protection from harassment claim

    Successfully defended a notable and valuable stress at work/protection from harassment claim on behalf of a large corporate entity resulting in nil damages and substantial recovery of defence costs.

    United Kingdom

    Developing a disease fraud strategy to enable fraud capture

    Providing an insurer with a disease fraud strategy to enable fraud capture in a wide range of disease types including Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Vibration White Finger.

    United Kingdom

    Marian Holloway v Tyne Thames Technology Ltd

    We successfully defended the Defendant in the case of Marian Holloway v Tyne Thames Technology Ltd, in which a UK court considered de minimis issues in a noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) case. This was a significant and positive decision for insurers continuing to face an unprecedented surge in...

    United Kingdom