We know just how seriously people’s lives can be affected by these cases, so we don’t just offer an in-depth knowledge of the law, we are also approachable, thoughtful and forward-thinking. We were, for example, one of the first chambers in the country to unveil a nil uplift policy on all PI CFAs, an approach which has been replicated across the country.
We pride ourselves on being able to see cases from both the client’s and solicitor’s perspective. We are prepared to be flexible in the approach we take to cases, particularly in light of the recent proportionality reforms. We don’t cherry pick cases; we assess each on their merits and don’t shy away from the risks involved in pursuing cases through to trial.
We cover a wide range of personal injury work, including specialist areas such as chronic pain, catastrophic, brain and spinal injuries, abuse claims, Court of Protection and Inquests. Instructions come from a range of providers including major national insurers and firms of solicitors.
Members of the team are always prepared to discuss cases informally with solicitors.
Fatal Accident Claims – Claims arising from the death of a party due to the negligence of others are frequently encountered but involve complex issues and are deserving of special attention.
Fundamental Dishonesty and QOCS – An analysis of the recent Court of Appeal decision in Howlett v Davies and Ageas insurance Ltd  EWCA Civ 1696
Case Report – John Hancock v DHL Supply Chain Ltd– On 27th April 2017 Mr Recorder Blohm QC gave judgment following a heavily contested 3 day quantum trial at Bristol County Court. It is perhaps notable for: a) the level of award for PSLA and b) an award for loss of congenial employment being made (£5000) for a lorry driver.
“MIND THE GAP” …when jumping between balconies breaks the chain of causation– This case is an interesting example of when novus actus interveniens (by the Claimant) breaks the causative link between the original wrongdoing (by the Defendant) and the injuries/damages subsequently sustained.Contact Us