Brief Encounter

Lawyers love Brief Encounter for all the right reasons, of course.  But also for the magical passage where Trevor Howard’s cut-glass voice lists the appalling diseases that shaped 20th and 21st century jurisprudence on causation: pneumoconiosis, anthracosis, chalicosis and silicosis.  Mesothelioma was not mentioned as it was not identified for another 20 years.  There is nothing […]

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