Secretary of State for Trade and Industry v Mackie - deafness claim out of time - Court of Appeal 28.6.07
Mr James Mackie, claimed damages for noise induced deafness allegedly suffered as the result of exposure to noise during his employment with British Coal Corporation between 1981 and 1993. He commenced proceedings in December 2005. The Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, who is responsible for the liabilities of BCC, pleaded that the claim was brought out of time and is statute-barred. Mr Mackie won at the Doncaster County Court.