Asbestos Claims & Liability

Venue: Guoman Charing Cross Hotel

Location: London, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Jan 27, 2010 End Date/Time: Jan 28, 2010
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Cancer Research believe that 90,000 more people will die from Mesothelioma in Britain and a further 90,000 will die from other lung diseases related to asbestos exposure. The total future UK cost of asbestos-related diseases is thought to be somewhere between £8-20bn, with the UK insurance industry expected to face half this cost (£4-10bn). In developing countries, asbestos is still being widely used...

It is, therefore, more important than ever that insurers, reinsurers, and ‘at risk’ companies, together with their legal advisers, are prepared. In today’s asbestos arena, yesterday’s knowledge is simply not enough to win today.

This important C5 conference once again brings together the leading lawyers, medical and other experts to provide you with the information you need as well as valuable insights based on their vast collective experience with asbestos claims.
New for 2010:

•Wasa v Lexington – the repercussions for insurers and reinsurers
•Schemes of arrangement for asbestos liabilities – can they work following Scottish Lion?
•The practical issues to consider when handling and settling asbestos and other disease claims