Jamie practices exclusively in the areas of personal injury and clinical negligence. He has wide experience of all areas of personal injury work. Much of his work is now of substantial value (acting with or without a leader) and includes claims of the utmost severity and death.
He is consistently ranked as a leading barrister for personal injury and clinical negligence work in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, having been described therein as "a great all-round barrister” who is "frequently instructed in high-value matters of extreme severity, including those concerning spinal injury, brain damage and mental health issues” and who "easily gains clients' trust and confidence with his empathetic and approachable attitude” and "gets to the crux of the case very quickly and has a very analytical brain".
Jamie has extensive experience of industrial disease work, including the following:
Asbestos related disease (including mesothelioma),
Work Related Upper Limb Disorder,
Vibration White Finger,
Jamie is a member of the LexisNexis expert panel for answering queries relating to personal injury claims, and regularly provides seminars to professional clients on a variety of subjects.
“Experienced senior junior well regarded for his expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence work. He has a particular focus on cases involving catastrophic injury and death. "He's fiercely intellectual and has a very analytical brain." "A very technical barrister who's good with clients and is a very safe pair of hands." Recent work: Acted for the defendant in a multi-track employers' liability case where both liability and causation were in dispute.
Chambers UK Bar 2019 - Leading junior, personal injury
“He has an incredibly sharp mind”
Legal 500 2018 - Leading junior, personal injury and clinical negligence
“A knowledgeable barrister, who gives clear, assertive advice.”
Legal 500 2017 - Leading junior, personal injury and clinical negligence
“A great all-round barrister”
Legal 500 2016 - Leading junior, personal injury and clinical negligence
“Can always be relied upon to provide a definitive opinion when required”
Legal 500 2015 - Leading junior, personal injury and clinical negligence
Re M (2018)
Road traffic accident with expert accident reconstruction evidence and liability issues, settled for £175,000.
Re S (2017)
Severe lower limb fractures and CRPS following accident at work. Settled at a roundtable settlement conference (with leading Counsel) for £1.4m.
Re J (2015)
Serious multiple injuries to child injured in a road traffic accident for which liability was in dispute, settled for £250,000.
Re B (2013)
Above knee amputation following a motorcycle accident. Dealt with all aspects of the case without a Leader until a roundtable settlement conference, at which the case settled for £1.6m.
Personal Injuries Bar Association
MA (Cantab) Law (Selwyn College, Cambridge University)
BVC (Inns of Court Schools of Law)