Wed, 02 May 2012
Respiratory disease litigation against Ministry of Defence, Defence College of Aeronautical Engineering, RAF Cosford. Judgment handed down 30th March 2012 finding for the Claimants on all liability issues and with causation established in 4 out of 5 of the claimants cases.
After a trial lasting 12 days which commenced on 28th March 2011 before HHJ Peter Main QC , Allan Dooley, assisted by Malcolm Duthie in the early part of the trial, secured judgment on liability for the claimants, all electronics instructors exposed to colophony and non-colophony solder flux fumes. Causation of respiratory injury was established in four of the five claims. Damages varied and at the highest for a single claimant ran to £123,135. The MoD is seeking permission to appeal but only as to quantum issues in two cases.