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Called 2003 Email Stuart
Stuart is a specialist in costs and in high value personal injury, clinical negligence and industrial disease litigation.
Stuart undertakes a healthy mixture of Claimant and Defendant work. His industrial disease work includes mesothelioma, noise induced hearing loss and hand arm vibration syndrome claims. He does the full range of personal injury and clinical negligence work including for catastrophic injury, brain injury and with particular specialisms in claims under the Consumer Protection Act 1987, the Animals Act 1971 and in fatal accidents
Stuart is recommended for personal injury in Chambers & Partners.
"Junior whose flourishing practice sees him representing 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. He is noted for his exceptional ability when it comes to costs issues."Chambers & Partners 2018
Stuart undertakes clinical negligence cases for both claimants and respondents.
He recently advised in a clinical negligence case over negligently administered medication.
Stuart has been heavily involved in costs consultations surrounding the implementation of the Jackson Reforms. He has assisted with drafting responses on behalf of the North Eastern Circuit, the Personal Injury Bar Association and the Bar Council. He has been instructed in many Oral Hearings following provisional assessments, CCMCs, detailed assessments and appeal hearings in respect of costs.
Stuart has experience in this area. He recently won a trial involving a failure by a Defendant to supervise a motor sports track resulting in injury to a child rider from a collision.
Stuart has provided representation at many inquests in the past. At a recent inquest Stuart represented the family of a deceased where an initial report into cause of death had not linked a road traffic accident 6 months prior to the deceased’s death to the death itself. Following the inquest the coroner made findings that the road traffic accident had been the cause of death given the detail of the evidence despite the temporal gap.
Stuart has extensive experience in this regard including liability disputes and with regard to accidents where significant injury has occurred.
Stuart has experience in this area particularly as regard to industrial deafness and noise-induced hearing loss.
Stuart has extensive experience in this area including as regards to Animals Act liability, consumer protection cases and occupier’s liability.
Stuart has a significant amount of experience in this area of law. He is very frequently instructed to act in providing pleadings and at trials in regard to accidents at work.
Increasing amounts of Stuart’s work involve cases of higher value and where serious injury has occurred.
Chambers & Partners 2019 - Band 2
"His level of service, willingness to help and general competence is above reproach - he is excellent all round. He is always approachable, and takes a very hands-on attitude to cases in which he is instructed. He is excellent both on paper and on his feet as an advocate." "He always provides clear and concise advice, is excellent with clients and responds quickly to instructions."
Chambers & Partners 2018 - Band 2
Junior whose flourishing practice sees him representing 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. He is noted for his exceptional ability when it comes to costs issues.
Strengths: "Exceptionally good with clients and his attention to detail is second to none." "Helpful and hands-on."
Recent work: Acted in a case relating to an injury from a dog attack sustained whilst the claimant was walking in to work.
Chambers & Partners 2017
Junior whose flourishing practice sees him representing 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. He is also noted for his work recovering costs.
Strengths: "He provides a very thorough and prompt service." "We rely on counsel to have a good understanding of both personal injury and clinical negligence, as well as costs, all of which he does."
Recent work: Acted for the defendant NHS trust in a multi-track claim concerning a workplace accident where the claimant had subsequently been given early retirement against her wishes.
Chambers & Partners 2016
Works on a range of complex multi-track personal injury matters. Recent cases have concerned EL/PL matters and brain injuries.
Strengths: "He is very robust and a real hard worker." "He goes above and beyond requirements."
Recent work: Represented the claimant in Mohammed v Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA), an appeal that substantially increased an award to a man who had suffered severe injury from a shooting during a criminal incident.
Executive Committee of the Personal Injury Bar Association; Elected to Bar Council 2010 - 2013
M.A. (Hons) Law, Magdalene College, Cambridge ; Gray's Inn Prince of Wales Scholar
Leeds Medico-Legal Society; Association for Victims of Medical Accidents (AVMA)