We are delighted to announce our inaugural Annual Asbestos Seminar.

The Seminar will be held on 5th April 2017 from 2pm to 6pm, at the Courthouse Hotel in Shoreditch, followed by a drinks reception.

The event will be chaired by Harry Steinberg QC and will include talks from Mavis Nye, Brendan Tully, Michael Rawlinson QC and Gemma Scott.

There will also be talks on low level-asbestos exposure, medical and legal aspects of the new wave of immunotherapy, and recent developments (and new thoughts) on dependency claims.

We will be asking for a £25 minimum donation for the event, with all proceeds going to the Mavis Nye foundation, supporting mesothelioma victims and their families.

Please also see and subscribe to our new 12KBW Asbestos Blog. We will be posting updates on asbestos litigation and providing commentary here: https://asbestoslawblog.wordpress.com/

This is a free event and is going to be accredited with 3.5 APIL CPD hours. Booking is required – places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.



Mavis Nye: the survivor’s perspective

Mavis, of Whitstable, was diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2009. Since her diagnosis, Mavis has been instrumental in educating the public about mesothelioma and her battle with the disease.

Mavis has spoken at conferences and in parliament. She has also raised awareness and educated people through local and national newspapers, radio, TV, Mavis also published her own book in 2010, Meso Warrior, with all proceeds donated to mesothelioma UK.

Brendan Tully: a leading New York attorney will talk about asbestos litigation and product liability in the US, and what UK lawyers need to know

A Partner at Phillips Paolicelli LLP, Brendan represents veterans, workers and families who have been exposed to asbestos products and other dangerous chemicals. He also represents accident victims and people that have been catastrophically hurt through medical malpractice.

Brendan has won tens of millions of dollars for his clients in verdicts and settlements and has garnered a national reputation for his work on asbestos contaminated consumer product cases and international product liability cases.

Michael Rawlinson QC: barrister at 12KBW

Michael’s principal areas of practice are claims in which exposure to noxious substances are alleged to have led to long-term adverse health effects. He is instructed by victims, exposers and their insurers.

Since such claims often involve the development of cancer many years after exposure, much of his instruction requires the marshaling and presentation of very large quantities of historical documents evidencing or negativing either the fact of exposure or the guilty knowledge relating to it.

Gemma Scott: barrister at 12KBW

Gemma specialises in asbestos litigation. She acts for Claimants in mesothelioma, lung cancer, pleural thickening and asbestosis cases. She regularly deputises for Harry Steinberg QC.

She is junior counsel to two silks in a major product liability group action against the manufacturer and supplier of Asbestolux and Marinite, Concept 70 Ltd & Others v Cape Intermediate Holdings plc.

Michael and Gemma will speak about the ongoing Cape/Concept 70 litigation.

If you are interested in attending please RSVP to William Brown at wbrown@12kbw.co.uk by 1 March 2017.