MLS Lecture: The changing face of asbestos claims

Friends Meeting House
Wednesday, 05 February 2020
12:15 pm – 1:00 pm
    • Jim Bryant, Partner, Weightmans LLP

Time: 12:15pm - 1pm (Registration from 12pm)

Asbestos-related injury claims have been a challenge to insurers for many decades, but with innovations in medical care prolonging the lives of sufferers, a new series of challenges are coming in to play. We will review the situation and take a look at the all the factors impacting on the defensibility of these claims.

Learning Objectives
By the end of the session, delegates will have:

  • An understanding of the new treatments for asbestos-related medical conditions and the impact on the patient
  • Discover the impact on claims being made for these conditions
  • Know about the options for insurers/compensators

Speaker Biography:
Jim has been a partner at Weightmans since 2014, specialising in legacy issues and occupational disease claims. He has extensive experience in all aspects of this litigation, including all asbestos-related diseases, asthma, dermatitis, HAVS, NIHL and stress cases. He has been successful at the Court of Appeal in cases involving several of these conditions.

Jim also specialises in the needs of discontinued insurance business. He has advised run-off managers and acquirers of run-off books of business on claims-related matters. He has also taken part in panel discussions on disease-related topics at the annual IRLA Conference and is the Education Secretary for that association.

  • Friends Meeting House
  • 6 Mount Street
  • Manchester
  • M2 5NS
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