Tim advises on all aspects of personal injury litigation, mostly involving catastrophic or fatal injury. He has particular experience in dealing with cases involving spinal or brain injury, clinical negligence and cases involving industrial disease such as asbestos exposure, particularly mesothelioma.
Recent notable cases:
- S v Bournemouth & Christchurch Hospitals NHS Trust – Fatal accident – Clinical Negligence
- McIntyre v Harland & Wolff (Court of Appeal) – A claim for damages on behalf of the estate and dependent wife of a husband who died from mesothelioma. Damages at 98% of the scheduled claims were recovered at trial. The defendant’s appeal as to the entitlement to a dependency upon a savings / pension fund paid out to the deceased very shortly before his death was successfully opposed. The Court of Appeal considered the effect of Section 4 of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 in detail.
- G v B – veterinary surgeon – Traumatic brain injury – £400,000
Recent examples of work or case studies:
- Advising where the claimant crew member of a passenger liner sustained personal injury (principally psychiatric) in an attack by Somali pirates off the east coast of Africa. The claim gave rise to the difficult issues of breach of duty, causation, jurisdiction and quantum and was successfully compromised in advance of trial.
- Acting on behalf of a child who was 5 days old at the time of a car accident when she suffered catastrophic injury which resulted in paraplegia. Tim was successful in recovering £1.8 million for her and helping her with her future rehabilitation and medical treatment, and providing a suitably adapted home.