BRB (Residuary) Ltd v Connex South Eastern Train Co) Ltd - entitlement to indemnity survived mistake, due to Civil Liability (Contribution) Act 1978 - 23.5.08

BRB is the residuary body which took on liabilities on privatisation of British Rail. It accepted liability to the estate of a railway worker, Malcolm Dines, who had died from mesolthelioma resulting to exposure to asbestos some 50 or 60 years ago. It paid £40K as an interim settlement and expected to pay around another £60K.

At that stage BRB discovered it had made a mistake. It found that it was entitled to a full indemnity from Connex, the successor of the original employer. It sued Connex (insured through Aon Claims Management).

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