Stuart Jamieson

Called 2003

A steadfast advocate who is very good on his feet. Very responsive, and great with clients.

Legal 500 2022

About

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

The Legal 500 [2021] states that Stuart, “always provides top quality, down-to-earth advice in the field of PI and medical negligence

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, “great with clients and has great communication skills,”  [Chambers and Partners, 2021]

Stuart, “pays high attention to detail and works through issues in a very logical and clear manner” [Legal 500, 2021]

In clinical negligence Stuart is particularly experienced in claims involving delay in diagnosis of cancer or sepsis, brain injury and those resulting in death, fatal accident dependency claims.

In personal injury his particular specialisms are in claims under the Animals Act 1971, accidents at work, road traffic accidents and those 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.

Stuart is instructed by leading personal injury, abuse and clinical negligence solicitors with a national reputation, undertaking both Claimant and Defendant 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].

It is noted that Stuart, Performs impressively in joint settlement meetings. [Legal 500, 2020]

Recent cases include:

Marshall (a protected party) v Strainge – Settlement of £2,500,000 in a claim by an injured motorist, for a profoundly injured motorist suffered brain damage and with liability in dispute

DC on behalf of RH, deceased – High value clinical negligence claim heard at trial in the High Court and involving death following delay in the diagnosis of cervical cancer

GXM on behalf of JXM, a protected party – Approval of settlement before HHJ Mark Gargan, in a claim for the delay in diagnosis of sepsis, breach of duty and causation disputed throughout contested proceedings

Stuart is the North Eastern Circuit representative for the Personal Injury Bar Association and sits on the Executive Committee at national level

Stuart sits as a Deputy District Judge (Civil)

Areas of Expertise

Accolades

Stuart is a specialist in high value and complex personal injury disputes, abuse claims, accidents at work, road traffic accident claims and claims brought under the Animals Act 1971

He regularly is involved in claims of the utmost severity, during proceedings, at trial and at settlement meetings and mediation, and that have a value in excess of £1,000,000.

The Legal 500 Personal Injury:

He always provides top quality, down-to-earth advice in the field of PI and medical negligence.’ [2021]

‘Performs impressively in joint settlement meetings.’ [2020]

Chambers and Partners:

‘He is practical, great with clients and has great communication skills.’ [2021]

‘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.’ [2020]

‘He has an excellent manner with clients and is extremely tenacious when dealing with opposing counsel.’ [2020]

His current caseload includes:

  • Fatal Accident claims
  • Multi-million pounds claim involving accidents at work and road traffic accidents
  • Appeal hearings in claims under the Animals Act 1971
  • Claims involving lower limb amputation or serious brain injury
  • Children suffering physical, sexual and emotional abuse
  • Claims under the Human Rights Act

Stuart is a specialist in high value and complex medical negligence disputes

The Legal 500 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.’  [2021]

‘Extremely tenacious when dealing with opponents.’ [2020]

Chambers and Partners:

‘Very responsive, really knowledgeable and pragmatic.’ [2022]

‘Great with clients and has great communication skills,’ [2021]

His current caseload includes:

  • Obstetric
  • Spinal surgery
  • Cancers – delayed diagnosis of cervical, laryngeal, lung, testicular, bladder and breast cancers – misdiagnosis of neck cancer – extravasation injury during chemotherapy treatment – fatalities.
  • Ophthalmic
  • Hypoxic brain injury from alleged negligent surgery
  • Intracranial hypertension, development of cerebral venous thrombosis and subarachnoid haemorrhage – profound injuries and complete blindness
  • Sepsis – delayed diagnosis
  • Liver disease – development of liver fibrosis and acute liver failure
  • Psychiatric – self harm.

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.

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

Recently Concluded Cases

  • Marshall (a protected party) v Strainge – Settlement of £2,500,000 in a claim by an injured motorist, for a profoundly injured motorist suffered brain damage and with liability in dispute
  • DC on behalf of RH, deceased – High value clinical negligence claim heard at trial in the High Court and involving death following delay in the diagnosis of cervical cancer
  • GXM on behalf of JXM, a protected party – Approval of settlement before HHJ Mark Gargan, Clinical negligence claim involving failure to treat sepsis and acquired brain injury with profound disabling effects
  • AM – Acting for Defendant in multi-million pounds claim involving serious brain injury after a fall from height in an accident at work.
  • PN on behalf of AN (Deceased) - 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
  • TB (deceased) - 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

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.

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

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

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