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Stuart
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Chambers and PartnersLegal 500
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Stuart Jamieson

Called 2003

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
Areas of Expertise
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.

Personal Injury & Fatal Accidents
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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.

Recommendations
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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

  • Instructed on behalf of Claimant in multi million pounds claim brought by severely brain damaged Claimant following injury as a pedestrian in road traffic accident where liability in dispute
  •  Instructed for Defendant in hand arm vibration syndrome case. Court proceedings lasting over 2 years and with numerous hearings as to the admissibility of disputed medical evidence. Represented Defendant to successful conclusion
  •  Costs cases, oral hearings and appeal hearings including as to the recoverability of ATE insurance premiums, the ability to bill a solicitors’ hourly rate for work done by an agent (nursing agents in clinical negligence litigation) and relief from sanctions for failure to serve notices of funding
  •  Joint Settlement Meeting - ground worker with permanent injury to wrist and reduced work capacity
  •  Joint Settlement Meeting – road traffic accident victim with significant hip injuries and reduced work capacity
  •  Advising Claimant suffering brain injury from accident at work leading to successful settlement
  •  Successfully advising and pleading schedule of loss for apprentice electrician struck on head by metal bar and suffering profound hearing loss, tinnitus and loss of balance
  •  Joint Settlement Meeting – acting for Defendant in claim brought by injured nurse with alleged reduced working capacity and significant loss of earnings
  •  Animals Act trials, joint settlement meetings and pleadings following dog bites, injuries from wild animals and equestrian injuries  
  •  Appeal hearing on the law surrounding abuse of process in duplicate proceedings
  •  Appeal hearing on the inter partes recoverability of ATE premiums in clinical negligence proceedings
  •  Appeal hearing on the law surrounding CPR rule 7.6(3) and the ability of a Claimant to serve proceedings out of time after the expiry of the 4 months period after the issuing of the claim form
  •  Instructed in claims for food poisoning including of high value and with permanent injury causing future loss of earnings and treatment
  • Trial involving the law surrounding risk assessments for pregnant women. Successfully represented defendant care home organisation in an action brought by a staff member for an alleged workplace assault
  •  Advising and settling pleadings against a package holiday company for a Claimant who had suffered a severe head injury in an accident abroad
  •  Advising deceased’s estate in respect of claim following death from malignant mesothelioma where the deceased had alleged asbestos exposure from husband’s work clothes
Appointments
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Executive Committee of the Personal Injury Bar Association; Elected to Bar Council 2010 - 2013

Lectures
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  • 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
  • Fraudulent Road Traffic Accidents: Practical Guidance & Case Law Update
  • Hand In Glove: Threlfall v Hull City Council & the implications for the Six Pack Regulations
  • Costs & Part 36
  • RTA Liability Case Law
  • Animals Act claims
  • Credit Hire
  • Loss of Earnings for the Self- Employed
  • Gratuitous Care & Assistance Claims
  • Witness Statements
Personal Details
Education

M.A. (Hons) Law, Magdalene College, Cambridge ; Gray's Inn Prince of Wales Scholar

Professional Associations

Leeds Medico-Legal Society; Association for Victims of Medical Accidents (AVMA)

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