Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
Tom has a busy PI practice and appears in both fast and multi track matters. He appears for Claimants and Defendants and will accept CFA instructions in appropriate cases.
Tom is experienced in the full range of PI litigation, from road traffic to accidents at work. Tom has recently had a series of occupier’s liability claims (both claimant and defendant) and is confident in advising and appearing in such claims.
The new portals are a regular feature of Tom’s practice and he is able to advise as to the consequences flowing from the process, particularly in terms of costs. He has experience of litigation in circumstances following disputed withdrawal and is consequently well positioned to advise in circumstances where a future withdrawal is contemplated.
Tom’s advisory and drafting work includes advice on liability and quantum at an early stage, drafting pleadings and schedules and interlocutory applications.
Linked to his PI work, Tom has substantial experience of credit hire litigation on both the small claims and fast track.
Recent cases of interest:
- B v L – Luton County Court – case involving allegation of LVI
- D v R – Portsmouth County Court - whether reasonable to withdraw matter from portal due to Defendant raising causation – whether CPR r.45.29C or r.45.18 costs recoverable
- A v H and AA - Liability dispute involving oil-spillage whilst car being recovered by the AA
- L V LCH Ltd – Multi-Track occupier’s liability claim with value of approximately £200k
- Mustafa v Jhandey – HHJ Harris QC – Oxford County Court – Appeal against refusal to set aside a costs order in respect of an ATE premium dispute.