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In this bulletin, to which our pupils have also contributed:
Katherine Deal reviews the law on limitation (both date of knowledge and the discretionary extension of time) following the Atomic Veterans case  UKSC 9, in which James Dingemans QC represented the veterans.
We consider the difficult question of local authority liability for out-sourced services in the light of the Court of Appeal’s majority decision in Woodland v Essex County Council & Others  EWCA Civ 239.
We discuss Charnock v Rowan  EWCA Civ 2, in which the admissibility of hearsay evidence contained in medical reports included in an agreed trial bundle was considered.
Asela Wijeyaratne looks at Durham v BAI (run Off) Ltd  UKSC 14, in which EL policies were held to respond when the employee had been exposed to asbestos during the policy period, even if mesothelioma did not develop during the relevant period; and it was further held that proof of exposure during the relevant period (not actual causation) sufficed
Richard Campbell (Pupil) reflects on the Seventh Edition of the Ogden Tables, Helmot v Simon  UKPC 5 (in which James Dingemans QC appeared for the successful Respondent) and the courts’ approach to contingencies other than mortality.
Editor: Howard Stevens QC
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