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Nicholas Ferrari

Call: 2005

Nicholas Ferrari has a broad personal injury practice, and is developing his clinical negligence practice.


Clinical Negligence

Nicholas has considerable experience of personal injury and is continuing to develop his clinical negligence practice.

Personal Injury

Nicholas has a broad personal injury practice, acting for both claimants and defendants. He regularly appears in both the County and High Court and undertakes work in high-value claims, including those involving complex and catastrophic injuries. He also has a busy paper-work practice and, so, extensive experience of advising on issues of law, quantum and tactics as well as settling pleadings.

Nicholas has considerable experience of: employers’ liability; occupiers’ and other public liability; product liability; highways claims; animals claims; defective premises claims; fatal accident claims; industrial disease claims (including NIHL, VWF and HAVS); and, road traffic accidents. He has a keen interest, and frequently appears, in fraudulent and exaggerated claims and has obtained many findings of Fundamental Dishonesty, both at trial and on stand-alone applications.

Credit Hire

Nicholas has extensive experience of credit hire. He acts predominantly for defendants in high value claims and often in claims giving rise to issues of enforceability and illegality.

He has recently been instructed to write a guide to claims handling for a major client. His notable cases include multiple appeals as to enforceability issues and Chen Wei v Cambridge Power and Light (a first instance decision on the applicability of the Cancellation of Contracts Made in a Consumer’s Home or Place of Work Regulations 2008).

Notable Personal Injury Cases

Acting for the defendant to a claim arising out of an RTA where life-changing injuries were suffered. Liability was not in issue. The claim was pleaded to c.£1million but settled at JSM for a fraction of that.

Acting for the defendant to a substantial employer’s liability claim whereby loss of earnings for life was claimed. Causation, quantum and Fundamental Dishonesty were in issue and surveillance evidence was relied upon. The claim was eventually struck out and QOCS disapplied. The appeal to the HC was successfully resisted.

Acting for the defendant to a public liability claim brought by multiple claimants. Fundamental Dishonesty is alleged against all the claimants on the basis of presence at the scene or support for a related claim.

Acting for the claimant in a defective premises claim involving complicated issues of causation of physical and psychological injuries.

Acting for a local authority in a claim brought against it by a pupil who was badly burnt at school and which involved issues under the OLA and of teacher supervision.

Acting for a claimant in a product liability claim arising out of a defective sun lounger which caused spinal injuries.

Acting for defendants in multiple fatal road traffic accident claims pleaded to c.£1million. All such cases involve multiple issues and experts, including accident reconstruction evidence.

Acting for a claimant who suffered life-changing psychological injuries in a road traffic accident and who is unable to ever work again.

Acting for a child cyclist left disabled in a road traffic accident in a claim pleaded to c.£1million.

Multiple multi-party claims rising out of accidents on construction sites, for both claimant and defendant.

Acting for a defendant to fatal accident claim arising out of a mid-air collision between light aircraft.

Acting for defendants in several high-value claims involving subtle brain injuries.

  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Attorney General’s (B) Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown.
  • BVC (Inns of Court School of Law)
  • GDL (City University, London)
  • BA Hons Philosophy (University of Bristol)
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Clerk Team

William Theaker

Practice Director, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

07494 070989

Clare Radburn

Practice Director, Family, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

07809 407950

Pete Mottram

Practice Manager, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track)

Ed Milburn

Personal Injury (Fast-Track) Team Leader

Matthew Reeves

Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury (Multi Track) and Regulatory Clerk

Tracey Witherford

Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track) Clerk

Morgan Smith

Clinical Negligence (Multi-Track) & Personal Injury Clerk

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