Representing the Defendant in a complex, high value injury claim with a pleaded value of £2.4 million. Claimant was represented by a notable Kings Counsel at the JSM.
Representing the Claimant in a complex, high value case, which was valued at a little under £1 million. The client had sustained homonymous hemianopia (a serious eye injury) in a road accident. The defendant was represented by King’s Counsel. Complex issues of causation arose between the Ophthalmologists. The Claimant, who lived in South West Wales, had to change his career and was no longer able to drive resulting in a huge impact on his life and ability to find employment. Claim settled successfully at JSM.
Representing the Defendant in a complex, high value claim bought by a women who had fallen, sustaining a serious spiral fracture to her leg whilst skiing in the French Alps. Well known national claimant firm represented the Claimant and but ended up discontinuing the claim once experts in multiple disciplines were involved (forensic engineer, ergonomics and winter sports expert) and arguments advanced which undermined the claim and also the Claimant’s credibility.
Representing the Claimant in a long running serious injury claim where the client was knocked off his bicycle sustaining extremely serious physical injuries, including a spinal cord injury and a subtle brain injury (no helmet was being worn at the time of the accident). There were issues as to capacity along with experts in multiple disciplines involved. Claim steered to a successful conclusion prior to trial.
Representing the family at a weeklong jury inquest, and the husband of the deceased in the fatal accident claim, arising from a residential gas explosion in the East Midlands. The explosion had killed the grandmother, injured several others and damaged properties and cars along the residential street. The family secured a Regulation 28 Report at the Inquest (report to prevent future deaths) and the civil fatal accident claim is now being prepared.
Representing the Claimant, a firefighter, who was very seriously injured when he collided with a partially submerged plastic bollard whilst undertaking a Water Safety Technician Course at the International White Water Centre in Cardiff. Claim settled successfully by way of Part 36.
Representing the Defendant (instructed by the insurer of a large care home organisation), defending a care home stabbing claim. Parallel Health and Safety Executive proceedings running alongside in the Crown Court. Claim settled successfully at JSM.
Representing a young claimant (13 year old boy) who was mauled by a police dog in a public park in the middle of the day. The police released the dog when a group of young children had run away, having been tampering with the nearby cricket pavilion. The dog was released, failed to obey commands and caused the Claimant serious life changing injuries to his face and body. T he police sought to argue that the release of the dog had been reasonable given the children had failed to stop. The claim settled successfully shortly before trial (listed for 5 days), by way of Part 36.
Representing the Claimant, a Deputy Command Supervisor at a colliery, who was involved in a terrifying underground gas explosion. The Claimant was unable to use his life saving oxygen mask (Sav-Ox) as a result of a defect with the equipment. Incredibly, the Claimant managed to escape the mine but not without suffering and being diagnosed with lifelong Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Claim settled successfully, for substantial damages, at JSM.
Representing the Defendant in committal proceedings for contempt of court in the Kingston-upon-Hull District Registry of the High Court.
Representing the Claimant, later being led by Jayne Adams QC, in this complex, high value injury claim, resulting from the serious road traffic accident. Multiple medical experts were involved throughout the life of the claim. The claim was pleaded in excess of £2 million.
Representing the Defendant in committal proceedings for Contempt of Court in the Sheffield District Registry of the High Court. The Claimant brought a serious injury claim but investigations undertaken by the Defendant proved that the claim was a fraud. The Claimant discontinued his civil claim and the Defendant brought Contempt of Court proceedings. The Claimant was sent to prison for six months. Ed appeared at the sentencing hearing for the Defendant.
Representing the family of the Deceased in a case where a negligently performed open nephrectomy resulted in the death of a young father (who had two children), who was only 48. The Defendant admitted breach of duty and the fatal accident claim is now being prepared.
Representing the family of the Deceased in a case where a negligently performed heart operation resulted in the death of a young mother (who had two children). Complex causation evidence is being obtained in order to further the civil Fatal Accident claim.
Representing the family of the Deceased in a case where the hospital failed to identity and treat gestational diabetes resulting in the mother giving birth to a stillborn infant. The claim is being pursued through the civil courts at the moment.
Numerous cases involving serious injuries emanating from the field of sport or adventure sports, particularly those with a heavily contested dispute as to liability and the need for expert involvement (for example, accidents in gyms and those involving rugby, football, skiing, cycling, karate and golf).
Representing claimants in a number of serious injury claims involving the police and the military.