Join us for an afternoon of presentations on different aspects of the law concerning Industrial Disease. You can attend as many sessions as you choose and simply dial in and out as you wish. These webinars are free of charge.

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13:30 Ogden 8 Disabled – Maximising & Minimising Damages
Cressida Mawdesley-Thomas will discuss Authorities & academic literature
14:00 Apportionment of divisible diseases: a deeper look
David Green gives a deeper examination of the underlying principles governing apportionment in divisible diseases, with insights from a comparison of benign asbestos disease, hearing loss, and other apportionable losses
14:30 Occupational Asthma and Air Pollution Claims: An Update
In this webinar, Spencer Turner will discuss issues arising out of claims for occupational asthma, focusing on the applicable duties, causation and quantum. Spencer will also provide an update and summary of the principles and essential cases relating to air pollution claims.
15:00 Causation in Non-Asbestos Related Occupational Cancers
Samuel Cuthbert will consider the test for causation expressed as the ‘doubles the risk’ test. It will provide an exposition of the application of this test in non-asbestos occupational cancers, and also consider how the test has interacted with the Fairchild exception in that context.
15:30 – 15 Minute Break –
15:45 Workstations and Musculoskeletal Injuries: Employers’ Duties to Employees Working from Home
In this talk, Andrew Watson will consider how the rise in home working triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic impacts on employers’ duties, with a particular focus on strain injuries caused by unergonomic workstations.
Limitation in Disease Cases
Steven Snowden QC and Helen Waller will discuss common issues that arise in respect of limitation in industrial disease litigation, looking in particular at the vexed issue of the ‘date of knowledge’ and considering the courts’ approach to it.
Group Litigation, a panel discussion
Drawing on Ronald Walker QC and Ivan Bowley’s experience of the highest profile disease group litigation John-Paul Swoboda probes them on the different perspectives, tactics and strategies used by Claimants and Defendants in group litigation.

Thie event is APIL accredited.

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