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;

Craig Moore

A highly experienced Barrister, with a nationwide reputation in sports law, complimenting a civil and commercial practice. Extensive experience of chairing regulatory tribunals in a range of sports, including football, boxing, rowing, swimming and taekwondo. These have included some of the highest profile football cases in recent years, across a wide range of areas, from third party player ownership, race/ethnicity, and on-field incidents, to match-fixing and betting. Substantial experience in advising individuals, clubs and governing bodies in a broad spectrum of issues. Author of one of the first specialist academic books on sports law, together with numerous articles on sports-related legal issues. A proven ability to advise, represent and support clients, combining intellectual rigour, precision and determination with balance and empathy. Confident and approachable, with an ability to work with professionals and lay clients at all levels. Able to work to exacting standards, both autonomously as independent counsel and as part of a team, most notably when chairing regulatory tribunals. Consistently called upon to provide direction and leadership, but also receptive to the opinions of others and to take collaborative decisions. <strong> </strong><strong>KEY ACHIEVEMENTS</strong> <ul> <li>Successful (Junior) Barrister in private practice for 27 years, advising clients and appearing in all courts up to Court of Appeal level.</li> <li>Significant experience as chair of regulatory and disciplinary tribunals for a number of sports’ governing bodies.</li> <li>Has chaired tribunals in some of the highest profile cases in recent years, including an allegation of racial abuse against an England footballer which attracted national and international public and media attention.</li> <li>Leading Regional Junior Barrister in sports law (<em>Chambers &amp; Partners</em>).</li> <li>Author of two editions of <em>‘Sports Law &amp; Litigation’</em> (Central Law Training) and numerous published articles.</li> <li>Frequent lectures and seminars given to Solicitors and other professional bodies and organisations.</li> </ul> Curriculum Vitae: Craig Ian Moore <strong> </strong><strong>KEY SKILLS &amp; ATTRIBUTES</strong> <ul> <li>Excellent written and oral communication skills</li> </ul> <ul> <li>An ability to:</li> </ul> <ul> <li>assimilate, interpret and apply complex factual and legal issues</li> </ul> <ul> <li>identify key points, take strategic decisions and recommend solutions/ways forward to resolve disputes/achieve best outcomes</li> </ul> <ul> <li>draft complex and precise legal documents for use by judges and lawyers in courts and tribunals</li> </ul> <ul> <li>prepare written decisions to be published, capable of being followed and understood by members of the public</li> </ul> <ul> <li>A systematic and thorough evidence-based approach to cases</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Diligent, hard-working and resourceful</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Sensitivity in difficult cases</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Full understanding of issues of confidentiality (whether legally privileged or otherwise) and data protection</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Familiar and comfortable with MS Office and digital communication<strong> </strong></li> </ul> <strong> </strong><strong>EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE</strong> <strong>1999 to date</strong> <ul> <li>Self-employed Barrister in private practice at Parklane Plowden Chambers, Leeds</li> <li>Advised and represented lay, insurer and professional clients (both claimants and defendants) in contentious civil claims and proceedings</li> <li>Specialist member of Arbitration and Mediation Panel for Sport Resolutions and chaired numerous regulatory and disciplinary tribunals for various national governing bodies, including The Football Association, Amateur Swimming Association, England Boxing Council, Amateur Rowing Association, British Taekwondo Association</li> </ul> <strong> </strong><strong>1992 to 1999</strong> <ul> <li>Self-employed Barrister in private practice at Barnard’s Inn Chambers, Holborn, London</li> <li>Advised and represented lay, insurer and professional clients in contentious civil proceedings</li> <li>Developed specialist practice and reputation in sports and travel law</li> <li>Author of two editions of <em>‘Sports Law &amp; Litigation’</em></li> <li>Junior Counsel to the first professional footballer to recover a seven-figure award of compensation as a result of another player’s negligence</li> <li>Advised the UK national governing body for cycling on the implications of doping in the sport</li> </ul> &nbsp;

David Reade QC

David is recognised as one of the country’s leading silks in commercial litigation and employment law. He has appeared in many leading authorities. His approach to work is reflected by the quotations which appear from his clients in Chambers &amp; Partners and the Legal 500. Chambers &amp; Partners 2013 describe David as a <em><strong>"delightful guy who is very sharp-witted and highly approachable"</strong></em>, <em><strong>"imaginative in his thinking"</strong></em> and his <strong><em>"courtroom performances are extremely smooth and authoritative</em>" </strong>impressed sources say. In the last two years the directories have quoted clients as saying of David that he was <em><strong>"clear, practical and extremely effective.” </strong></em> <strong><em> "a robust and fearless presence,”</em></strong>, <em><strong>"able to deal with really knotty issues”</strong></em>, <em><strong>"vivacious, bold and brilliant","pleasingly straightforward” </strong>and <strong>"helpful in getting you out of a tight spot”.</strong></em> He brings to his work experience across a broad spectrum of legal practice which has refined as his career has developed into his present fields of specialism. In dealing with clients he prides himself on being approachable and providing a service geared to the needs of the client for, as one of his clients said, he is not a  'one size fits all' type of practitioner; he tailors his approach to each client and case with great meticulousness."<em> .</em> He is also an ADR qualified mediator. David Reade QC is a Door Tenant at Parklane Plowden Chambers.

Jo Delahunty QC

Jo specializes in contentious and highly complex cases at High Court level and above involving: <ul> <li>The death of/catastrophic injuries to a child</li> <li>Non-Accidental Head Injury (NAHI)/ Shaken baby allegations (TRIAD cases)</li> <li>Vitamin D/Rickets/EDS/ genetic disorders and congenital malformations which can mimic child abuse</li> <li>Fabricated Induced Illness (FII) allegations</li> <li>ISIS cases: alleged radicalisation of children/ risk of flight to Syria</li> <li>Sexual abuse (Intergenerational/ Inter sibling/ maternal rape/ genital mutilation/ internet exploitation)</li> <li>Ritualized child abuse/cultural practices such as Kndoki</li> <li>Child protection cases involving concurrent criminal prosecution attempted murder/ child cruelty and neglect/ sex offences</li> <li>Parent or subject child with disabilities (with a particular interest in Child in Need and the rights of, and services for, a disabled child and /or adult parent within care proceedings)</li> <li>Cases involving cross examination of a child or vulnerable adult</li> <li>Re-litigation/challenge to historic findings of abuse based on emerging science/ fresh factual evidence.</li> </ul> Complex private law proceedings involving allegations of physical, sexual and emotional abuse and neglect (alcoholism/ psychiatric issues) involving transfer of residence applications and contact disputes are a natural corollary to her practice. Alongside her practice in the Family Division, Jo Delahunty QC worked alongside Mike Mansfield QC and Barristers from Garden Court Chambers and Doughty Street to represent 77 families at the Hillsborough inquests. On 26.4.16 the longest running Inquest in English legal history came to an end and the jury found that the 96 victims of the disaster who died on 15.4.89 were unlawfully killed and that no fan behaviour caused or contributed to the deaths. Jo Delahunty QC was responsible for leading the team on behalf of 77 families that successfully exposed the failures of the South Yorkshire Ambulance Service to respond to the disaster and the jury found that those failings were so fundamental that they led to or caused loss of life. Jo  has been ranked as a ‘Top Ranked Silk’ by Chambers and Partners in successive editions including the most current. She has been named a ‘Top Tier ‘Leading Silk by The Legal 500 in successive editions including the most current. Jo has had numerous articles published in legal journals and has also gained acclaim for her seminars delivered to Barristers, Solicitors, social work and medical professionals and the public on family law matters and access to justice. Jo has spoken on joint platforms with speakers who are as passionate about child protection and fairness and equality issues as she is: notably the Association of Lawyers for Children, The Criminal Bar Association, the Academy of Experts, and most recently spoke at the launch of  ‘Behind The Gown’. Jo has been selected by her peers for inclusion in the Seventh Edition of The <a href="https://www.bestlawyers.com/current-edition/United-Kingdom">Best Lawyers</a> in the United Kingdom for her work in Family Law. Jo Delahunty is a Door Tenant at Parklane Plowden Chambers. Jo has been shortlisted for ‘Family Law QC of the Year’ at the 2018 <a href="https://www.parklaneplowden.co.uk/images/source/Family-Law-QC-of-the-Year_JoDQC.jpg">Family Law Awards</a>. Nominated at the 2018 <a href="https://first100years.org.uk/inspirational-women-in-law-award/">Inspirational Women in Law Awards</a> in the Champion of the Year category. Appointed <a href="https://www.gresham.ac.uk/news/jo-delahunty-appointed-emeritus-professor-of-law">Emeritus Gresham Professor of Law</a> in 2020. Made a Fellow of Gresham College in July 2020. Shortlisted for ‘Family Law QC of the Year’ at the 2020 LexisNexis <a href="https://www.familylawawards.com/ehome/fla20/shortlist/">Family Law Awards</a>.