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Tom Nossiter

Called 1999

Tom is a specialist in personal injury litigation, dealing with all aspects of personal injury claims. He undertakes work for both claimants and defendants, dealing predominantly with multi and fast track work. He welcomes CFA work.

Between 2007 and 2011 Tom was appointed by the Attorney General as Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel), during which time he was instructed by the Treasury Solicitor to undertake civil work for government departments and other publicly funded organisations.

"An incredibly thorough and hard-working barrister. He has a good knowledge of the law and he is also very organised." "A really likeable chap. He's able to reassure clients and put them at ease."

Chambers & Partners 2018
Areas of Expertise
Insurance
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Motor Fraud

Tom has a great deal of experience of dealing with all aspects of motor fraud cases, acting for both Claimants and Defendants.  He regularly prepares pleadings, assesses and advises on liability issues in conference and represents Claimants and Defendants at trials on the fast track and multi track.

Personal Injury & Fatal Accidents
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Inquests

Tom regularly acts for interested parties at inquests.  His time on the Tsol panel has given him particular experience of death in custody and healthcare issues.

Road Traffic Accidents

Tom deals with all aspects of fast track and multi track work arising from road traffic accidents, including: pleadings; liability and quantum advice; MIB issues; LVI issues; and fraud issues.

Disease

Tom deals with a variety of disease work. In particular, he has dealt with a large number of deafness claims for both Claimants and Defendants and has significant experience of limitation issues.

Public, Product and Occupiers' Liability

Tom regularly acts for Claimants and Defendants in claims in the fields of public liability, product liability and occupiers' liability.  He can provide wide ranging advice in relation to all issues relevant to liability and quantum.  

Employers' Liability

A particular feature of Tom's practice over the last ten years has been employers' liability claims.  He has significant experience of dealing with liability issues under the 'six pack' and other employers' liability regulations.  He acts for both Claimants and Defendants.

Serious and Catastrophic Injury

Tom has a large amount of experience of dealing with claims involving serious and life changing injuries.  He regularly deals with chronic pain type cases.

Motor fraud

Tom has a great deal of experience of dealing with all aspects of motor fraud cases, acting for both Claimants and Defendants.  He regularly prepares pleadings, assesses and advises on liability issues in conference and represents Claimants and Defendants at trials on the fast track and multi track.

Recommendations
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Chambers & Partners 2019 - Band 2

 

"He's good with clients and always gives realistic and appropriate advice." "He's experienced, sound in his advice and provides prompt responses to instructions."

Legal 500 2018/2019 - "He has a good style with lay clients."

Chambers & Partners 2018 - Band 2

Receives high praise for his exceptional client care skills, which lend strength to his claimant-focused practice. He acts in high-value occupiers' and public liability claims as well as complex employment liability cases.

Strengths: "An incredibly thorough and hard-working barrister. He has a good knowledge of the law and he is also very organised." "A really likeable chap. He's able to reassure clients and put them at ease."


Recent work: Acted in Bradley v Ciprini, a claim for damages brought by a bus driver who allegedly suffered PTSD after a rugby player tackled his bus.

Legal 500 2017  - "Clients love his self-assured manner."

Chambers & Partners 2017 -

Receives high praise for his exceptional client-care skills, which lend strength to his claimant-focused practice. He acts in high-value occupiers' and public liability claims as well as complex employment liability cases.

Strengths: "A very bright guy who is excellent at managing clients' expectations. He is very straightforward with clients and lays the risks out for them, but he is also very sympathetic and has a good bedside manner."

Recent work: Acted in Mario Poathy-Pratha v Leeds City Council, a public liability claim concerning a cyclist who hit a pothole in the road.  

The Legal 500 2016 - "He is a knowledgeable with a down-to-earth, friendly attitude."

Chambers & Partners 2016

Recommended after receiving warm praise from market commentators. Acts principally for claimants on serious injury cases involving employers' and public liability and RTAs.

Strengths: "He has a great manner and approach and he is excellent with clients." 

 Legal 500 2015 

"A robust advocate who has a down-to-earth approach."

 Legal 500 2014 

"Highly skilled in all aspects of motor fraud cases"

 Legal 500 2013

Tom Nossiter is ‘attentive and works hard’.

Notable Cases
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Recently Concluded Cases

Tom has recently dealt with a large number of limitation hearings.

 - complex regional pain syndrome cases involving surveillance evidence and allegations of malingering. 

 - occupier’s liability claim by a large gentleman who sat in a chair in a car showroom which collapsed under his weight.  Liability dispute. 

 - product liability claim involving a Claimant who damaged his teeth on metal contained in a loaf of bread.

 - employer’s liability claim on behalf of a Claimant who impaled himself on a broom stick while using a window to climb into his employer’s premises.

 -  quantum disputes in high value claims (e.g. Ogden disabled Claimants).

 - liability claim involving Claimant injured when working at a processing plant on the continent.

Examples of Current Caseload

  • Liability claims in occupiers' liability and employers' liability settings.
  • Complex regional pain cases.
  • Quantum disputes involving ‘acceleration’ arguments.
  • Liability claim on behalf of a teacher injured when breaking up a fight at a club for children expelled from school.
  • Quantum disputes in fatal accidents claims.

 

Reported Cases

A number of Tom's cases concerning quantum awards are reported in 'Current Law'.

Appointments
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Attorney General's Junior Counsel to the Crown (Regional Panel) 2007-2011.

Lectures
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Tom provides in-house training to several firms of instructing solicitors and has recently delivered lectures on:

  • The Work at Height Regulations 2005
  • Motor Claims Update
  • Back injuries
  • Special damages claims
  • Fatal accidents
  • Inquests
  • Disease claims

In addition, Tom has taken part in mock trials which Chambers has delivered to various solicitors firms.

Personal Details
Education

Leeds Grammar School; University of Birmingham (BA (Hons) History); Leeds Metropolitan School of Law (PGDL); Inns of Court School of Law (BVC).

Professional Associations

Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)

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