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Company restoration and limitation periods: Do all claims remain stayed against a company in liquidation?
In a judgment handed down last week, the High Court dismissed a claimant's appeal concerning the effect of a company's liquidation on limitation in a noise induced hearing loss claim. DWF's Stephen…Read more
Court of Appeal upholds strike out of deafness claim following failure to restore dissolved company to the Register
Patrick McBrien acted for the defendant and its insurers in Cowley v LW Carlisle Company Limited where we have just had judgment from the Court of Appeal. The claimant brought an occupational deafness…Read more
The Court of Appeal has recently provided a unanimous decision on whether adverse inferences can be drawn in historic NIHL claims against a defendant in the absence of documents. Jess Wong considers…Read more
After a turbulent few years in the disease claims market, characterised by the well documented surge in the volume and costs of NIHL claims followed by slow progress towards reform, proposals for FRC…Read more
Carol Purang of DWF’s disease team reports on this recent Noise Induced Hearing Loss case in which she acted on behalf of the defendant. The claimant, who was relying upon notching in his audiogram at…Read more
Legislation has been in place since the 1930s to try and protect the interests of claimants in their claims against insured persons who become insolvent. The Third Parties (Rights against Insurers)…Read more
Michael Gove has now been Minister for Justice for 6 weeks and earlier today he gave his first speech in his new role. It seems a good time now in the early days of the new government to look at both…Read more
The size of the problem caused by the vastly increased number of noise induced hearing loss claims continues to be important to insurers. The IFoA are in the process of collecting updated information,…Read more