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Malcolm Westbrook

Malcolm Westbrook

Malcolm joined Hextalls in January 2008 having formerly been Head of the Personal Injury Group at Norton Rose LLP. His caseload and clients transferred with him at that time. Malcolm now specialises in occupational disease damages claims regularly acting for specialist insurers and corporate entities.

Experience/Relevant Work

  • Jeromson & Dawson v Shell Tankers (UK) Limited – Date of guilty knowledge issue regarding asbestos exposure. Court of Appeal decision

  • Lilburn V. United Arab Shipping Corporation – Very high value unusual living mesothelioma claim

  • Purdue V. Blue Star Line Limited – High profile decision on ship owner liability in asbestos exposure case

  • Alexander Devoy V.William Doxford & Sons Limited and Stuntbrand Line Ltd – High value fatal mesothelioma claim with unusual care features. First instance decision

  • George Albert Currie V. Rio Tinto PLC & Ors – Impact of refusal to agree to post mortem examination. First instance decision

  • Secretary of Statement for Business, Innovation & Skills v Stuntbrand – Important case on liability of ship owners and those providing stevedoring functions to ships, the former National Dock Labour Scheme


  • Forum of Insurance Lawyers

  • The Medico Legal Society Directory Listings

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