25 October 2010
Leigh Day & Co has successfully recovered compensation for an Australian resident, who was extensively exposed to asbestos when working for the Ministry of Defence in Malta in the 1940s, after his case was turned down by other solicitors.
Mr B contacted us through Slater & Gordon Lawyers in Australia, after he was told by the solicitors who had been acting for him for over two years, that his case was destined to fail. Partner Daniel Easton reviewed the case with Slater & Gordon and took up the argument against the MoD’s solicitors, and was able to negotiate a settlement to the case on behalf of Mr B within six months of formally being instructed.
“We are very pleased to have achieved a successful outcome here. The case involved a number of very complex points, not least dealing with an Australian client, exposed in Malta, suing the English government, but also with arguments over historical law and whether or not the claim was out of time, thanks to legislation from the 1930s which conflicted with later legislation in the 1980s. In light of the difficulties I am very pleased we took the time to consider the case fully and achieve a successful outcome”.
For more information please contact Daniel Easton on 020 7650 1200.
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