Barker v Saint Gobain Pipelines plc [2004] All ER (D) 43 (May) CA

Reports relating to this case:

  • Employers' liability: Asbestos damages - liability and period of self-employment

    Date:
    23 July 2004

    In Barker v Saint Gobain Pipelines plc, the Court of Appeal held that the former employer of a man who died of mesothelioma after exposure to asbestos dust during his employment was liable to pay his widow damages, notwithstanding that he was also exposed to the dust on three occasions when he was self-employed.