I am a liability specialist handling a wide range of liability claims on behalf of insurers and local government clients. My experience includes over five years of handling matters in areas such as employers' liability, the Highways Act, hearing loss and property damage. I now run a mixed caseload of claims ranging from low value soft-tissue injuries, to serious fractures and psychiatric disorders. In dealing with this spread of claims, I am well versed in achieving outcomes that are in line with the client's needs and objectives.
I aim to offer clear and commercial advice, dealing with claims efficiently and effectively. I focus on solutions, considering all aspects of the claim with the client's objectives in mind, rather than simply allowing claims to run their course. This often means considering alternative means of resolving claims and considering how to deal with each claim in a holistic manner, ensuring that costs are kept to a minimum.
Landlord's liability for injury – when is a danger not a defect?
The case of Dodd v Raebarn and others gives interesting guidance as to when a landlord might be liable under the Defective...
Breaking the chains
The effect of the Claimant's own actions on causation
Highway authorities' duty of care to cut back vegetation
Commentary on the Court of Appeal's decision in Sumner v Colborne  EWCA Civ 1006
London Borough of Haringey v FZO (2020)
Vicarious Liability on the Move
Vicarious liability - tying up loose ends
Data breach ramifications
Barlow v Wigan: Whose path is it anyway?
GAD survey on public sector insurance
Sport in a public place - the risk of injury to bystanders
Lewis v Wandsworth
HXA v Surrey County Council
Significant fall in costs of pothole claims
Extension of Fixed Recoverable Costs
Brown v South West Lakes Trust
Public Authorities: Duty of Care in Tort
University Hospitals of Derby & Burton NHS Foundation Trust v Harrison
The Court of Appeal confirms QOCS protection remains despite Defendant’s Part 36 offer accepted out of time