- Court throws out asbestos claim against LBC for a council-owned property (Lugay v Hammersmith)
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- What issues did this case raise?
- Is the judgment helpful in clarifying the law in this area?
- What are the implications for practitioners? What will they need to be mindful of when advising in this area? Any best practice tips?
- Are there still any grey areas/unresolved issues practitioners will need to watch out for? If so, how can they avoid any possible problems/pitfalls?
Personal Injury analysis: The court has rejected a claim for damages brought by a widow against Hammersmith and Fulham London Borough Council (LBC) who argued that her husband had suffered mesothelioma as a result of exposure to asbestos during his tenancy of a council-owned property. Hazel James, associate at DWF, discusses the judgment.
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