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19 Dec 2014
BLM’s director of policy and government affairs, Alistair Kinley, is closely monitoring the Insurance Bill as it makes its way through Parliament. The firm was the only law firm to provide written evidence to the Lords Committee.

18 Dec 2014
Mr Justice Cross handed down a judgement today [18 December 2014] in the High Court case of Russell (a minor) v HSE, which has caused significant concern in the Irish Insurance market. Justice Cross awarded the boy €13.5m.

18 Dec 2014
BLM’s leading family law team has been working closely with the Equality Network to sponsor a new guide to same-sex marriage. Siobhan Kelly, said: “BLM is delighted to sponsor the Equality Network’s comprehensive guide which will help people to navigate what is an historic and very much anticipated change in the law.”

15 Dec 2014
The Insurance Bill is back before the Special Public Bill Committee today in the House of Lords, following three sessions of evidence gathering earlier this month.

12 Dec 2014
A High Court ruling around compensation in asbestos-related lung cancer cases with multiple defendants will have a significant impact in the way damages in future cases are awarded.

11 Dec 2014
In a successful BLM asbestos-related lung cancer case, the High Court has today held that where the claimant has been exposed to asbestos in breach of duty by more than one defendant, and no defendant is responsible for more than half the total cumulative exposure, damages should be apportioned in line with the relative share of exposure. Damages in asbestos-related lung cancer cases are divisible.

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