Andrew Dismore MP, previously a partner in Robin Thompson & Partners, introduced in January a Private Members Bill, the Damages (Asbestos Related Conditions) Bill, designed to overturn the ruling in the House of Lords in the Johnston case. At the end of April, the Bill was agreed by all MPs present without needing a vote. The Bill therefore now goes to a committee stage. The fact that a private Bill has made this much progress is encouraging.
Legislation update: Pleural Plaques Bill making progress | Thompsons Solicitors
Law Bulletin - June 2009 Liability