Gareth Compton

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Gareth is a seasoned senior junior and personal injury specialist, with over 20 years experience at the Personal Injury Bar. He regularly undertakes work of the utmost seriousness, including cases involving brain injury, paralysis, limb amputation and fatal accidents. He acts for both Claimants and Defendants, in claims of significant value and is instructed by a number of leading national solicitors’ firms.
Gareth has very extensive trial experience and is known for his Courtroom skills as a robust and forensic cross-examiner. He regularly undertakes joint settlement meetings and is both tough and tenacious in negotiation. He is well regarded as having a reassuring and easy manner with lay and insurer clients and with fee earners.
Notable Cases
SG v AJ (2018)
Businessman Claimant suffered very serious chest injuries in RTA. Subsequent development of Post-Thrombotic Syndrome put at risk his career, which involved significant long-haul international flights. Claim included Provisional Damages.
AO v RSA (2018)
Claimant suffered catastrophic injuries in RTA. Settled claim included unusual and large head of loss relating to need to recruit a secretary to assist C in completing a book she had been working on.
GW v DF and R (2017)
Claimant claimed significant injuries as a result of a workplace accident. D had serious doubts about the genuineness of the claim but had little direct evidence to contradict C’s version of events. D significantly exaggerated the seriousness of his injuries. D fought C through a series of interlocutory hearings to eventual dismissal of claim.
CM v CSD LTD. (2018)
Young Claimant, University student, with very promising professional career, injured in RTA. Able to continue to pursue career but with significant adjustments. Substantial future loss of earnings claim successfully advanced on the basis of curtailment of career progress and success.
AC v AVIVA (2016)
28 year old Claimant suffered serious injuries in RTA. Significant element of chronic pain, disputed by D. Settled at JSM +2m.
MA (University of Cambridge)

Latest News & Publications

Teresa Hargreaves and Gareth Compton discuss two recent conflicting decisions as to whether a Claimant ought to be permitted covertly or overtly, to record their examinations by the Defendant's medical experts....

Date: Thu, 23 Jul 2020
Mr Justice Johnson has handed down Judgment in an application which may have important implications...

Date: Fri, 05 Jun 2020
Gareth Compton examines the provisions of the CPR with regard to Qualified One Way Costs Shifting...

Date: Fri, 05 Jul 2019