Month: June 2006
Climate and water shortages top concerns
The potential impact of water shortages and climate change are high on the corporate agenda, according to Business in the Community, a charity established to help corporations have a more positive social and environmental impact. Water shortages are the business community s top environmental concern, according to the index.
Spreading out cost of asbestos
At the start of May, the House of Lords handed down a landmark decision in Barker v Corus (UK) plc (formerly Saint Gobain Pipelines plc); Murray v British Shipbuilders (Hydrodynamics) Ltd; Patterson v Smiths Dock Ltd and others (HL), changing the way in which compensation should be paid to those that have been negligently exposed to asbestos and contracted mesothelioma as a result.
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