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“Piper Alpha” Hegarty -v- Caledonian

5th Feb 1997

[1997] 2 LLR 259

Alistair Schaff acted for the operators of the ‘Piper Alpha’ platform in respect of negligence actions involving the ‘Piper Alpha’ explosions.

Negligence – Professional negligence – Application to strike out – Piper Alpha rig disaster – Plaintiff alleged he suffered serious psychiatric harm which caused him loss and damage – Claim against operators of rig failed – Whether legal representatives negligent in not including alternative claim for breach of statutory duty – Whether action should be struck out.

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