Prescott v The University of St Andrews

Personal injury – Exposure to asbestos – Liability. Court of Session: Following a proof on liability in an action in which the pursuer alleged that he had contracted mesothelioma due to negligent exposure to asbestos in the course of his employment with defenders, the court concluded that the evidence was not sufficiently reliable to entitle it to find as a fact that the pursuer was exposed to dangerous quantities of asbestos dust during renovation works between 1976 and 1979, and his action could not, therefore, succeed.