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ABI comments on High Court judgement on the application of LASPO to mesothelioma claims

Commenting on the High Court judgement on the Government review process on the application of the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act (LASPO) to mesothelioma claims, James Dalton, Head of Motor and Liability at the Association of British Insurers said:

James Dalton"The ABI is frustrated by this development which delays long overdue reform of the legal system for mesothelioma sufferers.

"As a result, the legal costs of mesothelioma claims in England and Wales remain disproportionately high and claimant lawyers need to answer why they do not support lowering these costs and getting more compensation to mesothelioma sufferers.

"Insurers remain committed to compensating mesothelioma sufferers as quickly as possible, and the Government now needs to review without delay the application of the LASPO reforms to mesothelioma claims.”

Last updated 01/07/2016