Malcolm Duthie - Sports & Media Law
For details of experience and cases handled , please refer to Personal Injury section.
Wattleworth v (1) Goodwood Road Racing Company Limited; (2) RACMSA; (3) FIA (2004) EWHC 140 (QB): acted on behalf of the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit, brought by widow of Deceased whose Austin Healey collided with the circuit’s tyre barrier.
Johnson v. Brands Hatch Leisure Limited and Others (2005) HC QB Division): accident at Barn Corner, Cadwell Park during Aprilla RS 250 Championship. The Claimant struck arecticel foam barrier and rebounded onto the track.
Rees v. British Racing and Sports Car Club (8th/9th March 2007 Luton County Court): accident at Brands Hatch when a Lotus sports car overturned during a towing operation.
Brown v Leisure Motorsports Services Ltd ( Newcastle County Court 5/6.2.08): Corporate activity day quad bike accident.
Leat v Portsmouth Motocross Club Ltd ( Swindon County
Court 11/12.6.08): BSMA Team event. Claimant riding 250cc motorcycle. Trackside rope became entangled within rear wheel. Motorcycle halted in mid-air. Fractured spine.
Douglass v Premier Events ( Newcastle CC 4.6.08):
corporate activity day quad bike accident
Hyde v Darley Moor Road Racing Club Ltd ( Telford CC 14.11.08):
test day, older boy on larger motorcycle collided with younger less experienced Claimant
Green v Sunset & Vine and BARC and Goodwood Road Racing Company Ltd  EWHC 1610(QB) (Ouseley J.):  AER (D) 193;  EWCA 1441: Maserati struck road camera at Woodcote Corner during Revival Meeting. Accident caused by driving of the Claimant.
Hunter v Cusses Gorse [2011-Winchester CC] - moto cross incident when Claimant struck by a following bike. Fractured spine.
Mercer v Countrywide Special Events v BAE [ Guildford CC 7.11.11] - corporate day. C. injured driving a "Snoo-kart". Issue of responsibilites of organiser versus employer.
Corbett v Cumbria Kart Racing Club & ors [ 2013] EWHC 1362: collision between side-car outfit and ambulance; with Graham Eklund QC.
LLB (Hons); LLM (London)
Personal Injuries Bar Association
"He has an excellent work ethic, great attention to detail and is very good with clients." "He has a strong approach to negotiation and a focus on truly representing his clients." "An intelligent, articulate and a skilled advocate."
Chambers UK 2017
‘An excellent advocate.’
Legal 500 2016
A highly experienced junior with significant expertise in cases involving catastrophic injuries. Instructing solicitors value his dedication to cases and skilled advocacy.Strengths: "He is immaculately prepared every time and stands out for his fighting spirit." "He has a phenomenal memory for case law. He is very approachable and good with clients, yet is ruthless at cross-examining." Recent work: Represented the defendants against claims brought by a young girl injured by a roof tile dislodged by wind in conditions that may have allowed the use of Act of God defence.
Chambers UK 2016
‘A real detail man – his focus on evidence is always impressive.’
Legal 500, 2015
A senior junior with extensive experience in complex personal injury claims. Interviewees praise his tenacious approach and his ability to work well with clients. "His attention to detail is second to none." "He is one of the best senior juniors on the Midland Circuit, and is always thoroughly prepared."
Chambers UK 2015
'Solid, dependable and knowledgeable.’
'A great asset in complex cases.'
Legal 500 2014
He is widely regarded both within the region and nationally as a leading senior junior for high-value catastrophic work. Instructing solicitors on both the claimant and defendant sides note his meticulous preparation and courtroom advocacy. "He's solid - he's very good on his feet and you can guarantee however much stuff you send him he'll read every single page." "He's sharp and supremely knowledgeable about a number of areas. In a difficult and complex case nothing's too much for him."
Chambers UK 2014
Malcolm Duthie is ‘a formidable junior in the personal injury field’.
Legal 500 2013
"exceptionally good with clients".
Chambers & Partners 2012
"an intimidating negotiator and cross-examiner," who is "well liked by instructing principals and clients alike." They appreciate his "tremendous work ethic and attention to detail."
Chambers & Partners 2011
has "the ability to pass on complex information to even the most difficult client in a way that they understand and respect." Fellow barristers note that he is a "formidable advocate" whose attention to detail is second to none.
Chambers & Partners 2010
He has been recognised as a leading junior, being described in Chambers UK as "industrious and conscientious" and in the Legal 500 as "gets to the heart of the issues in a case very quickly, highly academic, intelligent, a skilled advocate both on paper and in person."