NIHL claims: Chronology of Potentially Relevant Cases, Regulations & Publications etc

1961

Factories Act 1961 s29

Factories Act 1961 – legislation

1963

Noise and  the Worker

Noise and the Worker 1963

1968

Noise and the Worker (updated)

Stokes v Guest [1968] 1WLR 1776

Stokes v Guest

https://swarb.co.uk/stokes-v-guest-keen-and-nettlefold-nuts-and-bolts-ltd-qbd-1968/

https://www.stjohnschambers.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/PW-Asbestos-Bussey-article.pdf

  • Ratio of Stanwick J applied in Baker v Quantum (below)

1971

Noise and the Worker (updated)

1972

Code of Practice

Code of Practice 1972

1976

Hatra Research Report: Noise in the Knitting Industry – a factual survey

Hatra

1980

Limitation Act 1980

  • Section 11(4)
  • Section 14(1)
  • Section 14(2)
  • Section 14(3)
  • Section 33

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1980/58/contents

WIRA report – partial copy:

WIRA

1984

ISO7029:1984

Thompson v Smiths Shiprepairers Ltd [1984] QB 405

https://swarb.co.uk/thompson-v-smiths-shiprepairers-north-shields-ltd-QBD-1984/

http://www.stewartdunn.com/assessment/1984_QB_405_thompson.pdf

  • Mustill J placed limits on the ratio of Stanwick J in Stokes v Guest [1968]

1989

Noise at Work Regulations 1989

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/1989/1790/contents/made

  • Came into force on 01/01/1990

1992

Assessment of Hearing Disability: Guidelines for medicolegal practice by PF King, RRA Coles, ME Lutman and DW Robinson

Black Book

1993

Larner v British Steel [1993] 4 All ER 102

https://www.solicitorsjournal.com/public/administrative-and-constitutional/accidents-work-2

Nash & Others v Eli Lilly & Co & Others [1993] WLR 782

https://swarb.co.uk/nash-v-eli-lilly-and-co-ca-1993/

2000

CLB Guidelines

https://www.bc-legal.co.uk/documents/CLB%20Guidelines%202000.pdf

Holtby v Brigham & Cowan (Hull) Ltd [2000] ICR 1086

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2000/111.html

ISO7029:2000 2nd edition Acoustics – Statistical distribution of hearing thresholds as a function of age

ISO7029 2000

David Anthony Wright v Canadian Pacific (UK) Ltd (2000)

David Anthony Wright v Canadian Pacific

2004

Bracknell Forest Borough Council v Adams [2004] UKHL 29

https://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKHL/2004/29.html

2005

The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2005/1643/contents/made

  • Came into force on 06/04/06 replacing the 1989 Regulations

2007

Parkes v Meridian & Others [2007] Unreported (Nottinghamshire textile litigation (27/04/07 HHJ Inglis)

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2007/b1.html

2008

Furniss v Firth Brown Tools Limited [2008] EWCA Civ 182

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2008/182.html

Cain v Francis [2008] EWCA Civ 1451

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2008/1451.html

Teague v Mersey Docks [2008] EWCA Civ 1601

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2008/1601.html

A v Hoare & Others [2008] 1 AC 844

https://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKHL/2008/6.html

John Field v British Coal Corporation (Department for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform) [2008] EWCA Civ 912

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2008/912.html

2010

Keefe v The Isle of Man Steam Packet Co Ltd [2010] EWCA Civ 683

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2010/683.html

2011

Baker v Quantum Clothing Group Limited & Others [2011] UKSC 17; [13/04/11, Supreme Court]

https://www.supremecourt.uk/cases/docs/uksc-2009-0107-judgment.pdf

2012

Johnson v MOD, Hoburn Eaton Limited [2012] EWCA Civ 1505

https://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2012/1505.html

AB and Others v Ministry of Defence [2012] UKSC 9

http://www.bailii.org/uk/cases/UKSC/2012/9.html

Davies & Others v The Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (As Successor in Title to the Liabilities of the British Coal Corporation) [2012] EWCA Civ 1380

Davies v Sec of St

Hughes v Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council

https://www.deanscourt.co.uk/our-barristers/doug-cooper

John Cran v Perkins Engines Company Limited

Cran

2014

Platt v BRB (Residuary) Limited [2014] EWCA Civ 1401

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Civ/2014/1401.html

2015

Holloway v Tyne Thames Technology Limited (2015)

https://www.clydeco.com/blog/insurance-hub/article/employers-liability-marian-holloway-v-tyne-thames-technology-ltd-newcastle

Hinchcliffe v Six Continents Limited and Cadbury UK Ltd (2015)

https://stjohnsbuildings.com/wp-content/uploads/Hinchcliffe.pdf

Briggs v RHM Frozen Food Limited (2015)

https://stjohnsbuildings.com/wp-content/uploads/Briggs-v-RHM-published.pdf

2016

04/02/16 Inaugural NIHL Symposium: Medico-legal Advancements in Noise Induced Hearing Loss Cases – included Professor Lutman introducing “the LCB Guidelines”

2016 Inaugural NIHL Symposium

LCB Guidelines

LCB

https://www.bc-legal.co.uk/images/pdf/The%20LCB%20Guidelines%20-%20A%20BC%20Legal%20Guide.pdf

Wignall v The Secretary of State for Transport (in substitution for BRB (Residuary) Ltd) (2016)

https://www.bailii.org/cgi-bin/format.cgi?doc=/ew/cases/Misc/2016/B17.html&query=(title:(+wignal+))

2017

ISO7029:2017 3rd edition Acoustics – Statistical distribution of hearing thresholds related to age and gender

ISO7029 2017

Stephen Lovatt v Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change & Another (2017)

Lovatt Order and judgment

David Evans v Secretary of State for the Department of Energy and Climate Change & JJ Maintenance Ltd (2017)

David Evans

 

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