I qualified as a Solicitor in 2005. I regularly supervise more junior lawyers within the firm and I am a contributor of articles and comment to firm publications. I frequently conduct in-house training for clients on a wide range of topics.
Cases of note:
- Representation of an American rapper in his defence of multiple personal injury claims brought against him following a ‘stage dive’ into the audience at Alexandra Palace during a concert.
- Advising motor insurers in respect of claim brought by a young tetraplegic female claimant with a damages reserve of just under £7m. The claim eventually settled by way of a Periodic Payment Order following negotiations at a settlement meeting with the Claimant’s solicitors.
- Defending a claim brought by a claimant who sustained severe injuries after having been driven over by her own vehicle following a ‘car-jacking’ by an uninsured driver and which involved complex motor policy indemnity issues.
- Advising Insurers in their defence of a claim brought by a severely brain injured UK Claimant who was shot in the head at close range with a high powered rifle whilst on a field trip during a working holiday in New Zealand.
- 4 year old child amputee claim with a damages reserve of £5m+. Successful RTA policy declaration on grounds of misrepresentation and subsequent passing of the claim on in its entirety to the other tortfeasor along with a full contribution towards costs.
- Claim brought by a severely brain injured Portuguese claimant following an accident on a building site in Belgium and whose employer was based in the UK.
- Advising motor insurers in respect of a claim brought by a 28 year old tetraplegic Romanian female claimant following a road traffic accident in Romania involving UK insured driver.
- Mild traumatic brain and psychiatric injury claim by a Polish migrant involved in road traffic accident in the UK, involving quantum issues of loss of chance of UK earnings and assessing care regime at local Polish rates.
- Advising Insurers in respect of £7m claim brought by 38 year old male paraplegic claimant following crane accident on UK building site.
- Horner v. Norman (Court of Appeal,  EWCA Civ 1055) – successful defence of the pedestrian claimant’s appeal of a liability trial decision concerning injury sustained whilst crossing a dual carriageway.
- O’Leary v. Polson (Swansea County Court, 22/07/2015) – successful defence at liability trial of claim brought by cyclist who sustained a brain injury following a collision with a car.
- Fytche v. Wincanton Logistics plc (Court of Appeal,  EWCA Civ 874) - successful defence of the Claimant’s appeal regarding the scope of employers’ duties in relation to the maintenance of PPE, a decision subsequently upheld by the (then) House of Lords  UKHL 31.