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Rothwell v Chemical & Insulating Co Ltd - pleural plaques - HL upcoming 25.6.07

In January 2006 the Court of Appeal held that pleural plaques is not a compensatable disease in respect of which legal action can be brought (Rothwell, Grieves & ors v Chemical & Insulating Co Ltd & ors [2006] ICR 1458. An appeal to the House of Lords is taking place next week (scheduled for 25th June to 2nd July). The government has hinted that if the House of Lords does not overturn the Court of Appeal ruling in this case, it will consider doing so by legislation.

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