Paul Evans Personal Injury
"He has an excellent grasp of the law but I am particularly impressed with the way in which Paul deals with clients face to face. He is very sympathetic and gives the best advice in a straightforward manner." - Chambers & Partners 2018.
Paul read Biology at Kings College, University of London, before being called to the Bar by Inner Temple in 2001.
Paul is a personal injury specialist, who has been ranked as a leading junior in Chambers & Partners consecutively for the last 7 years. Paul’s current case load covers the full spectrum of the most serious claims, including brain and spinal injuries, fatal accidents and amputations, across the range of road traffic, employers’ and public liability accidents. Paul is instructed by a number of leading insurers, large Unions and local authorities and he has a particular interest in cycling and motorcycling claims, claims involving animals and those with fraudulent elements.
Paul regularly undertakes cases in excess of £1,000,000 without a leader and has acted as the junior in cases with values of up to £12,000,000.
Paul has extensive experience of complex and high value claims involving:
- Substantial loss of earnings for high earning individuals including the self-employed
- Full Care and Case Management packages
- Alternative accommodation claims
- Assistive Technology
- Provisional Damages
- Statutory funding
- Periodical Payments
Paul has a substantial advisory nature to his practice and is regularly instructed for his advice in conference and drafting, in addition to undertaking interlocutory hearings, trials, appeals, Round Table Settlement Meetings and inquests.
Paul has considerable experience of costs and is frequently instructed in high value claims at a very early stage to advise in respect of budgets and to appear at Cost and Case Management Hearings in both the High Court and County Court.
Paul is extremely accessible, easy to work with, has a prompt turnaround of work and great attention to detail. Paul is very effective in a team, regularly working with solicitors and Leading Counsel in catastrophic claims.
Paul is happy to utilise paperless working and technology for remote conferences and is an enthusiastic advocate of ADR, being a qualified mediator.
Outside of work and apart from spending time with his young family, Paul is a keen sportsman and although he has put away some of his sticks and rackets, he is a regular cyclist, including LEJOG, runner and swimmer. He is a general enthusiast of anything outdoors, including camping and dog walking and is a part-time mechanic of a Series Land Rover.
- BSc (Lond) (First Class Honours)
- PGDL (Commendation)
"He has an excellent grasp of the law but I am particularly impressed with the way in which Paul deals with clients face to face. He is very sympathetic and gives the best advice in a straightforward manner."
Chambers & Partners 2018 Midlands
Band 1 Junior
Experienced in numerous different personal injury issues including pain disorders, brain and spinal injuries and amputations. Clients repeatedly praise his ability to remain calm in difficult circumstances. Strengths: "Clients absolutely love him." "Approachable, efficient and dependable. His advocacy skills are impressive."
Chambers & Partners 2017 Midlands
Band 1 Junior
Acts in high-value claims for both claimants and defendants, including major trade unions, insurers and local authorities. Commentators admire his thorough preparation and advocacy skills. Strengths: "He is very calm, efficient and dependable. Clients have complete confidence in him and his advocacy skills are impressive. He is pragmatic and very thorough." "He is technically very strong; his drafting skills are impressive and he is very prompt in turnaround."
Chambers & Partners 2016 Midlands
Band 1 Junior
Divides his catastrophic injury claims practice between defendant and claimant work. He has a particular expertise in cases involving fraudulent claims.
Chambers & Partners 2015
Midlands Band 1 Junior
“He is recognised in particular for his high-value defendant work involving elements of fraud, while also acting on complex and serious injuries for claimants. "He's very bright and able, and very self-assured." "He's quick at turning papers round, and very thorough and conscientious."
Chambers & Partners 2014 Midlands
Band 1 Junior
Paul Evans splits his practice between claimants and defendants, and is recognised for his expertise in handling high-value claims arising from fatal accidents and brain and spinal injuries.
Chambers UK 2013
Paul Evans is a "sound up-and-comer" who advises on high-value PI cases, frequently involving amputations, pain disorders and fatal accidents.
Chambers & Partners 2012
Paul Evans “is regarded by those who instruct him as one to watch for the future”
Chambers and Partners 2011
The following is a selection of some of Paul’s cases:
- W v JLR. Claim for a below, then subsequently an above knee amputee.
- PG v CCWMP. Chronic pain claim where the Claimant having exhausted all treatment options underwent an elective above knee amputation, where the reasonableness of the amputation was disputed with expert evidence.
- ABC v XYZ. Young Claimant who lacked capacity in a liability denied RTA, which resulted in a traumatic brain injury overlying extensive pre-existing psychological and behavioural issues.
- SKL v DMP. Fatal accident claim for a young man of Chinese decent involving familial dependency to parents.
- AH v AJ. Young tetraplegic in a liability denied claim arising out of the use of construction machinery without a seatbelt.
- Re D. Article 2 jury inquest arising out of a death in a care home resulting a narrative verdict with a rider of neglect.
- R v H. Spinal cord injury resulting tetraplegia for young adult male with contributory negligence issues of seatbelt causation and alcohol.
- R v E. Claim for severe injuries arising out of a motorcycle RTA.
- RP v JDC. Liability denied claim for serious eye injury involving claim for Provisional Damages for sympathetic opthalmia.
- V v A. Claim against 6 Defendants arising out of an accident on a large multi-occupancy commercial site.
- FAG v AH. Catastrophic claim on behalf of a young foreign national who was living in London, who was likely to have a high flying European business career, but who was severely brain injured in an RTA.
- Re DK. Severe traumatic brain injury for non-English speaker requiring full care package. Settled on a Periodical Payment Order basis.
- P v R. Liability denied claim with traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury for an Armenian national working in the UK.
- C v M. RTA for young adult male who was rendered minimally conscious with insurance indemnity issues.
- JH v PG. Acted for a Claimant who was the driver of an ambulance which was involved in a serious RTA with a foreign lorry, sustaining multiple serious injuries forcing career change and requiring adapted accommodation.
- SB v MJ. Acted for a Claimant who was a car transporter driver and who was hijacked at the road side, suffering serious psychological injuries.
- Re CE. Liability denied brain injury for a cyclist. Split trial on liability which was appealed to Court of Appeal.
- Re PA. Acted for an insurer in a claim by a Protected Party with severe psychiatric symptoms, chronic pain syndrome/disuse of the arm with an intention to amputate.
- P v K. Young adult female with life threatening injuries, including multiple abdominal injuries with loss of kidney, severe bowel injuries and traumatic brain injury, including a claims for Provisional Damages for epilepsy, renal system failure and ability to conceive.
- S v I. Instructed for a Defendant 4 day trial, concerning husband and wife in linked RTA fraud claims.
- S v B. Young adult female traumatic brain injury with loss of career in veterinary nursing.
- K v FS. Serious eye injury with claim for prosthetics.
- A v B. Liability denied claim for a serving solider with issues of res judicata who lost career in the armed forces requiring employment experts.
- MA v P & EYMS & HEYNHST. Complex claim arising from a minor injury in a RTA for a young female including clinical misdiagnosis and issue estoppel.
- RD v MDL. Acted for a Claimant a liability denied claim who was dragged into rotating machinery, sustaining life threatening injuries, which required the use of forensic pathologists for accident reconstruction.
- P v SP. Jury inquest arising out of a fatal accident involving the installation of pumping equipment