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Called 2003 Email Roger
An outstanding advocate with a reputation for all-round excellence, Roger has been recognised by the guides to the profession for several years. Popular with clients and respected by judges, his common-sense approach, strategic thinking and dedication to the cause make him a firm favourite with many of the UK’s leading law firms.
"Focuses on the main issue in question without getting embroiled in irrelevant matters." "Very personable and straightforward."Legal 500 2015
Roger is instructed nationally by the leading firms of solicitors and insurers. He acts for claimants and defendants in complex and high value claims, often involving life altering injuries. He deals regularly with traumatic brain injuries, pain conditions and spinal fractures. Roger has settled a claim recently for in excess of £500,000.
Road Traffic Accidents
High value credit hire claims for both the Claimants and Defendants.
Roger recently achieved a strike out of an occupier’s liability claim against a landlord on the ground that the landlord was not the occupier and an omission could to not be negligent. There was therefore no ground for bringing the claim. QOCS was disapplied and the defendant was awarded its costs.
Considerable experience of warehouses, shops, logistics and the implementation and enforcement of health and safety policies from a previous career in retail area management.
As a specialist employment and personal injury barrister Roger is well placed to deal with the cross-over issues in EL cases particularly in relation to jurisdictional issues and compensation.
Roger has been recognised by Chambers & Partners for product liability cases.
Vicarious liability for assaults by employees.
Highways claims including issues over whether the highway is maintainable at the public expense.
Dog bite and horse riding cases.
Child supervision cases.
Roger has regularly been instructed by insurers in fraud cases for several years. In the majority of such cases, Roger succeeds in achieving a finding of fundamental dishonesty, the disapplication of QOCS and an indemnity costs award in favour of the defendant.
Roger is used to dealing with the full range of fraud issues including LVI, induced / staged accidents, undisclosed accidents / injuries and exaggerated claims. He is regularly instructed in cases involving voluminous social media posts, medical records and insurance / financial intelligence.
Examples of recent cases include:
- Achieving the dismissal of a personal injury claim arising from a collision in a car park where breach of duty had been admitted and damage had been caused to both vehicles;
- Defeating a claim by a taxi driver who had failed to disclose his involvement in over a dozen previous accidents;
- In another claim, when Roger was first instructed, liability had been admitted, the claim had been allocated to the multi-track and listed for a CCMC. During the course of the litigation Roger successfully applied for the defendant to resile from his admission and for the claim to be re-allocated to the fast track. At trial Roger succeeded in achieving the dismissal of the claim, a finding of fundamental dishonesty, disapplication of QOCS and an award of indemnity costs in the defendant’s favour.
Roger has been recognised by Chambers & Partners as rising star for employment work and by the Legal 500 for several years. He acts for employers and employees and, for over a decade, has appeared regulalrly in long tribunal hearings. He also appears in the EAT.
Unlike most employment barristers, Roger held senior management positions in large corporates prior to coming to the bar. He was one of the youngest retail operations managers for TM Retail with a responsibility for 17 shops and over 100 staff. In this role he chaired internal disciplinary hearings. This expereince has given him a useful perspective when it comes to relating to corporate clients, particulalrly those in the retail field.
Examples of previous cases in Roger's particular areas of expertise:
A specialist in this area, Roger has lectured widely on the subject. He has appeared in a number of multi-day hearings for both sides involving this complex issue.
Roger is authorised to accept instructions on a direct access basis.
A complaint that an employer had wrongly evaluated an employee's job under a job evaluation scheme could not give rise to a claim for unlawful deductions from wages, since it was not a claim for a quantified or quantifiable sum
Recognised by Chambers and Partners as a rising star for clinical negligence work, Roger has represented a number of claimants over the years.
Recent examples include:
Roger deals with high value credit hire claims for both Claimants and insurers, particularly with respect to taxi drivers and those who thought they were entitled to a courtesy car.
Multiple previous accidents, LVI, staged accidents
Roger is regularly instructed by insurers in noise induced hearing loss (NIHL) and Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) claims. He has particular experience of dealing successfully with limitation and de minimis issues. Recent examples include:
Legal 500 2021 - ‘Roger has provided invaluable support and guidance to our firm on a complicated multi-day disability discrimination matter. Determined with strategic focus, he can really explain quite complex areas of law in simple language.’
Legal 500 2020 - "Recommended for respondent work"
Legal 500 2018/2019 - "He is well liked by clients."
Legal 500 2017- "An employment specialist."
Legal 500 2016- "He is experienced in whistleblowing, unfair dismissal, redundancy and Equality Act claims."
Legal 500 2015- "Focuses on the main issue in question without getting embroiled in irrelevant matters."
Legal 500 2014 - "Very personable and straightforward"
Chambers and Partners 2014 - "A rising star who has a broad practice covering employment, product liability and clinical negligence work."
Chambers and Partners 2013 - "An emerging talent at the set. He has, sources say, a particular way of "drawing out relevant information" during cross-examination.
Legal 500 2013 - 'Roger Quickfall is recommended'.
Legal 500 2012 - "excellent at making complex matters very simple".
BA (Hons) 2:1 French and Spanish with Marketing
CPE (Merit) BVC (Commendation)
Personal Injury Bar Association; Leeds Medico-Legal Society; AvMA; Employment Law Bar Association; Industrial Law Society; Employment Lawyers Association.