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Fairchild and the Single Agent Criterion: Heneghan v Manchester Dry Docks Ltd & Ors

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-31
Number of pages7
JournalLaw Quarterly Review
Issue number3
DateAccepted/In press - 22 Aug 2016
DatePublished (current) - 1 Jul 2017


Comments on the Court of Appeal decision in Heneghan v Manchester Dry Docks Ltd on whether the "Fairchild exception", under which multiple employers may be found jointly and severally liable for a worker's exposure to asbestos over his or her career, could be applied in cases of lung cancer or was limited to mesothelioma claims as this disease, unlike cancer, is attributable to a single causal agent.

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  • Apportionment, Asbestos, Cancer, Causation, Employers' liability, Joint and several liability, Material contribution

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