Abigail Holt succeeds in obtaining compensation for the Estate of an asbestos-related pleural thickening victim.

The Judge awarded damages against DEFRA for a marine engineer exposed to asbestos whilst working on government research ships in the 1950’s through to the 1980’s, following the authority of Jeromson [2001] EWCA Civ 101 and distinguishing the case from the line of authorities following the case of Williams v University of Birmingham [2011] EWCA Civ 1242.