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Simon Allen: Occupational Illness 2011

Today I was privileged to chair a conference on 'Occupational Illness 2011' in London. The full day conference was attended by lawyers from many of the main disease litigation firms. Speakers from both counsel and the solicitors sides of the profession spoke on the important issues of causation foreseeability condition and breach of duty in respect of Asbestos, deafness, RSI, vibration illness and mental conditions caused by stress at work. In the elegant surroundings of the old Prudential Building on Holborn the day was I hope informative and highlighted in stark terms how complex this work can be. Alas something not always appreciated by those who look to reform civil justice.Simon Allen is a partner in the Sheffield office of Russell Jones & Walker, and also head of the Personal Injury department. Simon specialises in accidents at work claims as well as asbestos/Mesothelioma claims