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Adam Farrer - Personal Injury

Adam specialises in Personal Injury work, Fraud and Regulatory (HSE) Crime. Adam is on the Attorney General’s Specialist Regulatory Law “A” List of Prosecuting Advocates.   Adam is also on the Attorney General’s Civil (Junior Counsel to the Crown) Panel.  The Civil Panel work is largely defending cases on behalf of Government departments and includes personal injury work, judicial review work and Inquests.  Adam is listed in the Chambers UK Bar Directory as a “Leader in their field” for health and safety work.

Adam is a very experienced advocate with over 20 years experience of conducting cases in the County Court, Crown Court and Magistrates' Court. Adam's Crown Court experience assists him greatly in fraudulent personal injury cases, where Adam's experience of cross-examining witnesses on the basis that they are untruthful is invaluable.

Adam regularly advises, drafts pleadings and defends fraudulent/suspicious claims arising from road traffic collisions.  Adam also regularly appears at pre-trial applications, such as disclosure and strike out applications.

Recent cases include:-

Advising in a multi accident “fraud ring”, involving 10 staged collisions and in the region of 70 claimants all from the Leicester area.  Work on this case involved considering the substantial volume of evidence from the 10 collisions, including links to the claimants, address links, claims’ history links and telephone evidence, and advising whether we could plead fraud on the basis of similar fact evidence across all of the connected claims.  Thereafter, drafting Defences and Counter Schedules and appearing at applications to amend the Defences and for discovery.  Many of the claims have been discontinued. 

Drafting Defences in phantom passenger cases and staged collisions. 

Drafting detailed Counter Schedules in credit hire claims and exaggerated claims.

Advising in non motor fraud claims, such as a recent claim relating to an alleged accident arising from the defective condition of a house.  Advising on behalf of the household insurer, where the policyholder was suspected of giving a false version of the accident to support a (false) claim by a relative.   A careful analysis of the contemporary medical records and expert evidence in relation to the nature of the injury provided the basis for a strong defence.
Adam is a very experienced advocate with over 20 years experience of conducting cases in Civil and Criminal Courts and Tribunals. Adam’s Crown Court experience assists him greatly in fraudulent personal injury cases, where Adam’s experience of cross-examining witnesses on the basis that they are being untruthful is invaluable.

Adam covers cases on a national basis.

QUALIFICATIONS

LLB (Hons) (Nottingham)

MEMBERSHIPS

Personal Injuries Bar Association

NOTABLE CASES

X v CICA 
Adam represented the CICA in a claim where the panel awarded £5.5 million

Horton v Taplin Contracts Ltd CA [2002] EWCA Civ 1604;
[2003] BLR 74; [2003] ICR 179; [2003] PIQR P12; Times,
November 25 2002

Walchester v Chief Constable of Staffordshire [1999] CLY 1548