Robert Weir QC in the Supreme Court in actionable damage claim

The Supreme Court, the highest court in the UK, will hear the case against Johnson Matthey on behalf of three former employees of the chemicals company in a two-day hearing starting on 27 November 2017.

Robert Weir QC, who is instructed by Harminder Bains from law firm Leigh Day, is representing the three men who are taking legal action to request that Johnson Matthey pay compensation to the three men, Waynsworth Dryden, Tony Cipullo and Simon York.

Johnson Matthey admitted to failing to keep their Royston and Brimsdown factories clean, and that failure has caused each of the Claimants to develop a sensitivity to platinum salts. In addition, they admitted that the three men have developed platinum sensitivity.

Platinum salt sensitivity is itself symptomless, however, further exposure to platinum salts is likely to cause the men to develop an allergic reaction, which usually manifests as pain and irritation to the eyes, nose, chest and skin.

Whilst platinum salts are not something that is commonly found in normal life, they are an essential part of the work the Claimants do.

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