Session IV Speaker, Saturday, September 18
Harminder Bains, JD is a partner at Leigh Day, a law firm in London, UK. Her father died from mesothelioma and as a consequence she has campaigned and successfully used the law to protect the rights of victims of asbestos related diseases. Many of her cases have been reported as a result of setting precedents and have shaped current legislation for other lawyers in the UK. She has a formidable reputation as one of the country’s leading litigators. Due to this reputation, she is currently representing the Asbestos Victims Support Groups Forum UK pro bono in their application for documents dating back to the 1960s which they say will reveal what the international asbestos company, Cape, really knew about the dangers of asbestos.