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Stuart Jamieson

Called 2003

Stuart is a specialist in high value personal injury and clinical negligence disputes.  

Stuart is, "great with clients and has great communication skills,"  [Chambers and Partners, 2021] and he, "pays high attention to detail and works through issues in a very logical and clear manner" [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, "is able to identify the key issues quickly and identify a clear direction the case needs to take" [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, "always provides top quality, down-to-earth advice in the field of PI and medical negligence" and Chambers and Partners [2019] finds, "His level of service, willingness to help and general competence is above reproach - he is excellent all round."

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, "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" [Chambers & Partners, 2020] and he, "Performs impressively in joint settlement meetings." [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.

 

"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
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Areas Of Expertise

Areas of Expertise
Personal Injury
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Sport injury

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.

Inquests

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.

Road Traffic Accidents

Stuart has extensive experience in this regard including liability disputes and with regard to accidents where significant injury has occurred.

Disease

Stuart has experience in this area particularly as regard to industrial deafness and noise-induced hearing loss.

Public, Product & Occupiers Liability

Stuart has extensive experience in this area including as regards to Animals Act liability, consumer protection cases and occupier’s liability.

Employers 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.

Serious Injury and Catastrophic

Increasing amounts of Stuart’s work involve cases of higher value and where serious injury has occurred.

Inquests & Inquiries
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Clinical Negligence
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Stuart undertakes clinical negligence cases for both claimants and respondents.

He recently advised in a clinical negligence case over negligently administered medication.

Costs & Litigation
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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.

Industrial Disease
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Recommendations
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Chambers & Partners 2021 (Personal Injury)

"He is practical, great with clients and has great communication skills."

Legal 500 2021 - Tier 2 (Clinical Negligence)

'He pays high attention to detail and works through issues in a very logical and clear manner. He is able to identify the key issues quickly and identify a clear direction the case needs to take.

Legal 500 2021 - Tier 3 (Personal Injury)

He always provides top quality, down-to-earth advice in the field of PI and medical negligence.

Chambers & Partners 2020 (Personal Injury)

Junior who continues to represent 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 and claims under the Animals Act. He is also adept at handling complex industrial disease claims involving hand-arm vibration syndrome and noise-induced hearing loss.
Strengths:
"He has an excellent manner with clients and is extremely tenacious when dealing with opposing counsel."

Legal 500 2020 - Tier 3 (Personal Injury)

"Performs impressively in joint settlement meetings."

Legal 500 2020 - Tier 2 (Clinical Negligence)

"Extremely tenacious when dealing with opponents."

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.

Notable Cases
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Recently Concluded Cases

  • High value clinical negligence claim heard at trial in the High Court and involving death following delay in the diagnosis of cervical cancer

  • Multi-million pounds claim involving serious brain injury after a fall from height in an accident at work.

  • Clinical negligence claim involving failure to treat sepsis and acquired brain injury with profound disabling effects.

  • Acting for widower following the removal of life support for his wife, involving significant fatal accident, clinical negligence and human rights claims.  Settlement reached at round table mediation.

  • High value settlement reached when acting for victim of childhood sexual abuse  
  • Claim on behalf of statutory dependents, the deceased's children, following the delay in diagnosis of pancreatic cancer

  • Multi-million pounds claim brought by severely brain damaged Claimant following injury as a pedestrian in road traffic accident where liability in dispute

  • Claim approved in High Court where acting on behalf of protected party.  Multi-million pounds settlement reached at JSM prior to court approval.  Driver involved in an accident caused by the depositing of manure on the carriageway and suffering profound, life changing injuries and brain damage 
Appointments
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North East Circuit Representative on the Executive Committee of the Personal Injury Bar Association

Group Co-ordinator, Costs team in chambers 

Appointed as a Deputy District Judge on the North Eastern Circuit in March 2019.

Publications
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Recent Lectures

  • West & Demouilpied, Proportionality and Costs
  • Jallow v MOD, lessons in Costs Budgeting
  • Jackson Reforms: What’s Over the Horizon
  • Psychiatric Injury, A Clinical Overview
  • Care Claims: Past Care, Future Care & Putting the Regime in Place
  • Interviewed by Garrison FM for their Personal Injury law Radio slot
  • Costs & Part 36
  • Animals Act claims
  • Loss of Earnings for the Self-Employed
Personal Details
Education

Law, M.A. (Hons), Magdalene College, Cambridge

 

Gray's Inn Prince of Wales Scholar

Professional Associations

Deputy District Judge

 

Leeds Medico-Legal Society

 

Association for Victims of Medical Accidents (AVMA)

 

North East Circuit Representative, Executive Committee of the Personal Injury Bar Association 

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