Parent company not liable for asbestos related disease sustained by employee of subsidiary. Chandler v Cape distinguished.

David Olive reviews this Court of Appeal decision following the appeal by a parent company against a first instance decision that it was liable to the employee of a subsidiary in relation to asbestos related disease sustained by the employee in the course of his employment.

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David Olive


I specialise in industrial disease litigation with a particular focus on mesothelioma, asbestos and respiratory diseases, silicosis, dermatitis, HAVS, carpal tunnel syndrome, noise induced hearing loss and work related upper limb disorders.