Kristian Mills

Called 1997

About

Kristian joined Chambers in 2015 having previously practised in a local Chambers based in Newcastle.

He has a strong practice working in the fields of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.

Areas of Expertise

Kristian represents Claimants and Defendants in a wide variety of fast track and multi track personal injury cases.

  • Road Traffic claims
  • Employers’ Liability claims
  • Public Liability claims
  • Animals Act Claims
  • Industrial Disease Claims
  • Holiday claims
  • Sports Injury

He has experience of dealing with complex credit hire and costs disputes, he has also dealt with Civil actions and applications involving the Police.

Extensive experience in cases inolving allegations of LVI and Fraud.

Experience of dealing with Low Value Personal Injury Protocol cases, including arguments relating to whether or not such cases ought to exit the Portal.

Kristian represents claimants and defendants in a wide variety of clinical negligence cases, he has represented many interested parties at Inquests and civil actions.

Kristian has represented a variety of interested parties at inquests, including:

Court custody officers responsible for supervising a suicidal prisoner who hanged himself with his own shoelaces.

Young driver who killed himself and 3 friends as they were returning home from a night out.

Parents of a young man who committed suicide after being allowed to escape from a mental health care unit at a local hospital.

Nurses at a local prison involved in the care of an inmate prior to his death following a cardiac arrest whilst asleep in his cell.

Wife of a man who died after suffering a DVT. Out of hours GP failed to correctly diagnose the condition or pass on important information, which led to a significant delay in obtaining treatment.

Regularly instructed to represent claimants and defendants at CCMC’s and other cost relateding hearings and detailed assessments.

Kristian is a member of the Insurance team dealing with all aspects of insurance disputes in particular credit hire issues.

Representing the interests of claimants, defendants and third parties in hundreds of credit hire claims, both at first instance and on appeal.

He successfully resisted applications for 3rd party disclosure orders in respect of cross-hire documents upon the basis that such documents were not relevant to the issues between the parties and the defendant’s suspicions about the contents of such documents were unsupported by credible evidence.

Successfully appealed against a decision to order specific disclosure of cross-hire documents upon the basis that such documents were not within the control of the claimant and were not relevant to issues between the parties.

Inquests:

Outstanding court advocacy skills and sensitive handling of witnesses both in and out of court, means that our team are in demand. Many have been involved in high profile cases and we are adept at handling media interest in cases.

We offer a continuity of representations from inquests through to any civil actions for damages arising post-inquest. This helps foster strong barrister-client relationships to ensure the best possible outcome.

We have expertise in inquests and public inquiries into deaths involving:

  • Police, prison and immigration custody
  • healthcare (hospital) and GP treatment
  • psychiatric issues including those lacking capacity and or suffering from a mental disorder – occuring both in and outside psychiatric facilities
  • road traffic accidents
  • accidents at work, including industrial disease deaths
  • military personnel
  • high profile public interest cases
  • jury-led inquests
  • human rights issues
  • local authorities and social services
  • schools and other educational establishments

Kristian is a member of the credit hire team.

Representing the interests of claimants, defendants and third parties in hundreds of credit hire claims, both at first instance and on appeal.

He successfully resisted applications for 3rd party disclosure orders in respect of cross-hire documents upon the basis that such documents were not relevant to the issues between the parties and the defendant’s suspicions about the contents of such documents were unsupported by credible evidence.

Successfully appealed against a decision to order specific disclosure of cross-hire documents upon the basis that such documents were not within the control of the claimant and were not relevant to issues between the parties.

Personal Injury Bar Association

Credit Hire Representing the interests of claimants, defendants and third parties in hundreds of credit hire claims, both at first instance and on appeal. He successfully resisted applications for 3rd party disclosure orders in respect of cross-hire documents upon the basis that such documents were not relevant to the issues between the parties and the defendant's suspicions about the contents of such documents were unsupported by credible evidence. Successfully appealed against a decision to order specific disclosure of cross-hire documents upon the basis that such documents were not within the control of the claimant and were not relevant to issues between the parties.

Lectures delivered on the following subjects:

  • Credit Hire Claims Costs Update Low Velocity Impact Cases

LLB, University of Wales (Cardiff) - 2:1