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Overview

Kam was appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Counsel to the Crown in 2010.

He regularly appears in the County and High Courts and has also appeared in the Court of Appeal.  In addition, he has acted as an Examiner of the Court (on appointment by the Senior Master).

Kam has enjoyed a broad civil practice for a number of years and has developed particular expertise in the fields of personal injury, disease and property.

Interests away from the Bar include rugby, football, squash, skiing and pool.

Personal Injury

Kam acts for both Claimants and Defendants in all aspects of personal injury work, including:

  • Employers’ liability
  • Public liability
  • Tripping and slipping claims
  • Occupiers’ liability
  • Defective premises
  • Road traffic claims

In addition to appearing in the County and High Courts, he appears at CICA hearings and Coroner’s Inquests.  He also represents parties at joint settlement meetings and mediations.

Kam has acted in cases involving serious or catastrophic injuries, both on his own and with Leading Counsel.

He has represented parties in a number of contested hearings and applications relating to the recoverability of costs, including recoverability of success fees and insurance premiums in claims funded by way of Conditional Fee Agreements.

He regularly appears at CCMC and detailed assessment hearings.  He has conducted a number of hearings in which costs budgets have been contentious.

Kam has represented parties in various claims for clinical negligence, including:

  • Delay in diagnosis and treatment
  • Misdiagnosis
  • Negligent treatment

Disease

Kam acts for Claimants and Defendants in all forms of industrial disease work, including:

  • Noise induced hearing loss
  • Acoustic shock
  • Hand arm vibration syndrome
  • Work-related upper limb disorders
  • COSHH cases
  • Claims arising from exposure to asbestos

He was instructed as Junior Counsel in a very high value case arising from exposure to Benzene on an oil rig.

Kam has considerable experience of limitation issues and is often instructed to attend limitation trials.

Counter Fraud

Kam conducts work in all manner of claims that include a fraudulent or exaggerated element with a particular emphasis on:

  • Fraudulent insurance claims
  • Material non-disclosure
  • Misrepresentation

He also has considerable experience of claims arising from staged accidents.

Commercial

Kam advises and represents across a range of commercial matters, including:

  • Contractual disputes
  • Agency claims
  • Sale of goods
  • Consumer credit
  • Insurance litigation
  • Insolvency and bankruptcy
  • Company law
  • Partnership disputes

He was Counsel for Welcome Financial Services in Welcome Financial Services Ltd v Nine Regions Ltd (t/a Log Book Loans) [2010] 2 Lloyd‘s Rep 426.  He also appeared for Welcome Finance in the Court of Appeal in February 2011.

In addition to drafting and advisory work, he has acted in a number of consumer credit trials including a significant group action arising from the sale of payment protection insurance policies.

He regularly appears in the Mercantile and Commercial Divisions of the High Court.

Property and Chancery

Kam has considerable experience in property damage claims, including damage caused by:

  • Fire
  • Water
  • Flooding
  • Insufficient drainage
  • Soil erosion
  • Defective workmanship

Kam has appeared in the Chancery Division of the High Court in contentious probate and professional negligence matters.

Notable Cases

Recommendations

Recent recommendations for Kam include:

“Experienced in all types of disputes, including those involving property damage.’

Legal 500 2015 – Property

“Significant inquests experience.’

Legal 500 2015 – Regulatory, health and safety, and licensing

Areas of Work

  • Personal Injury
  • Disease
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Counter Fraud
  • Commercial
  • Property and Chancery
  • Housing
  • Costs

Professional Memberships

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

Recent News

  • Chambers UK Bar 2017

    Kam enters the rankings in recognition of his excellent market feedback. Specialises in disease work frequently advising on hand-arm vibration syndrome, noise-induced hearing loss and mesothelioma. He is praised by solicitors for his cross-examination skills.

    Strengths:

    "Very good on his feet and with cross-examination of the claimant."

    Recent work:

    Successfully acted for the defendant in Eric Smith -v- Wormald Holdings, a hearing loss claim. 

    Please click here for more information.

  • Legal 500 UK Bar 2016 Leading Junior

    Kam has been listed as a Tier 1 Leading Junior in the Legal 500 UK 2016 guide to outstanding juniors nationwide. He is recommended on the Midland Circuit for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.

    "A hardworking and tactical barrister."

    Please click here for more information.

  • Legal 500 UK Bar 2016 Leading Junior

    Kam has been listed as a Tier 1 Leading Junior in the Legal 500 UK 2016 guide to outstanding juniors nationwide. He is recommended on the Midland Circuit for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.

    "A hardworking and tactical barrister."

    Please click here for more information.

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