Our Expertise

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Stuart Jamieson

Stuart is a specialist in high value personal injury and clinical negligence disputes. Stuart is, "<em><strong>great with clients and has great communication skills,"</strong> </em><strong> </strong>[Chambers and Partners, 2021] and he, "<em><strong>pays high attention to detail and works through issues in a very logical and clear</strong></em><strong> manner"</strong> [Legal 500, 2021] Stuart has expertise and experience in delay in diagnosis of cancer cases, brain injury, bowel injury, fatal accidents, industrial disease and with particular specialisms in claims under the Animals Act 1971 or involving a human rights element. In clinical negligence it is noted that Stuart, "<em><strong>is able to identify the key issues quickly and identify a clear direction the case needs to take"</strong></em><strong> </strong>[Legal 500,2021] Stuart's specialism in hybrid common law and Human Rights Act claims is complemented by his prior experience of undertaking local authority child protection cases earlier in his career in him now undertaking claims made on behalf of children or adults that have suffered serious physical, sexual or emotional abuse. Generally, the Legal 500 [2021] comments that Stuart, "<em><strong>always provides top quality, down-to-earth advice in the field of PI and medical</strong></em><strong> negligence"</strong> and Chambers and Partners [2019] finds, <em><strong>"His level of service, willingness to help and general competence is above reproach - he is excellent all round."</strong></em> Stuart is instructed by leading personal injury, abuse and clinical negligence solicitors with a national reputation, undertaking both Claimant and Defendant work. Very recent cases include Stuart appearing in the High Court in a high value clinical negligence claim involving death following a delay in the diagnosis of cervical cancer and a multi-million pounds claim involving serious brain injury after a fall from height involving an accident at work. Stuart acts for, "<em><strong>both claimants and defendants in complex personal injury cases. He regularly acts for clients with life-altering injuries arising from accidents at work as well as serious traffic accidents</strong></em>" [Chambers &amp; Partners, 2020] and he, <em>"<strong>Performs impressively in joint settlement meetings.</strong>" </em>[Legal 500, 2020] Stuart is the Group Co-ordinator for the Costs team at Parklane Plowden.  He has previously served on the Bar Council and since 2019 has been elected as the North Eastern Circuit representative on the Personal Injury Bar Association Executive Committee. Stuart sits as a Deputy District Judge (Civil) on the North Eastern Circuit. &nbsp;

Hari Menon

"When you combine many years of experience with incredible legal knowledge and a calming and reassuring demeanour you have Hari Menon - a barrister you definitely want on your side. My firm has been instructing Hari for decades and he has always provided us with excellent support and advice and never once let us down. Clients think the world of him." Legal 500 (2021) Employment Hari's practice is a relatively unusal combination of Employment and Chancery / Commercial. His Employment Law practice covers most subject areas of the field. Apart from the the commonly litigated areas of unfair dismissal and constructive dismssal, Hari's Employment Tribunal practice has particular emphasis on discrimination, whistleblowing and holiday pay claims. His County Court and High Court practice in Employment Law consists principally of post-termination restraints in employment contracts. In the Employment Tribunal and in the civil courts he acts for both employees and employers, including local authorities. He has experience in conducting long and complex cases, particularly involving public bodies, such local authorities, police and the NHS. Hari has considerable experience in assessment of compensation in high value cases, including such important elements as pension loss and the tax element of awards. Hari advises in and appears for clients in complex commercial litigation, including those with a conflict of laws element. His Chancery practice comprises of trusts, contentious probate, 1975 Inheritance Act claims and most areas relating to real property, such as trusts of land, land covenants, boundaries, easements, conveyancing disputes and matters concerning registration of interests in land. His work also extends to trespass, nuisance and harassment claims and civil restraint orders. Hari undertakes work in professional negligence in all his subject areas. Most of Hari's work is in litigation, but his practice also involves a substantial non-contentious element including advisory work and drafting. The extent of Hari's work and experience is illustrated by some reported examples of the cases he has been involved in (see Notable Cases below): Hari is registered for Public Access with the Bar Council and is able to accept instructions directly from clients.

David de Jéhan

David is a multi-lingual barrister and mediator specialising in commercial and construction litigation, complex family finance disputes and Judicial Review representing both claimants and defendants. He has an excellent eye for detail, clarity of thought and a realistic approach to problem solving for his clients, combined with excellent client skills, making him ideally suited for unusual and difficult cases. He is a robust and highly-respected advocate and negotiator and is an accredited Mediator. David enjoys working with a wide range of clients to support them with challenging issues arising from business and company contract law, intellectual property, directorships, shareholders, company share valuations, taxation and trusts (including offshore tax arrangements), partnership law and defamation. He has significant experience in construction and engineering contracts and litigation. With over 33 years' experience as a barrister, his wider experience includes complex family finance disputes on divorce, pre-nuptial agreements and trusts, the interface between business and family life, farms and farming partnerships. As clients are increasingly working internationally, he is often called upon to use his fluency in Italian, Spanish and French to help resolve issues in foreign jurisdictions. In today's evolving and transparent world, he is also supporting more clients with the issues which arise in judicial review related to human rights (with an interest in claims arising from the provision of medical services, secure environments, deportation, use of force), clinical and professional negligence, HSE prosecutions and fraud (civil and criminal), environmental law. He has a particular niche in claims against public authorities, especially in relation to the Use of Force, Clinical Negligence in the secure environment sector, prisons/prisoner claims, IRCs, local authorities, the NHS, often involving Human Rights claims and public policy issues. He has appeared in a large number of inquests before juries arising out of deaths in Hospitals and in public/private sector works. A large part of his practice includes understating technical issues and Expert Witness reports when dealing with medical, engineering and other technical issues. He has been instructed in many H&amp;S prosecutions. <strong>Mediator Services</strong> David qualified as a Mediator with the ADRg in July 2011 having completed their specialist course in May of that year. He brings awareness, clarity of thought, empathy, realism and robust common-sense to resolving disputes in mediations. He is comfortable dealing with (sometimes complex) corporate structures, SPAs and varied business vehicles (partnerships, JVAs and investment arrangements), commercial agreements and accounts/accounting records. David is also comfortable dealing with disputes which include evidence from Expert Witnesses/Expert Witness Reports. The mediations David has been involved with have been wide-ranging and largely been business/customer related disputes and disputes with substantial commercial aspects; most reached settlement on the day.