Jamie practices exclusively in the areas of personal injury and clinical negligence, specialising in cases of serious injury.
His specialist CV for serious injury claims can be accessed by clicking on the link under the “Specialist Areas” heading on this page.
He is consistently ranked as a leading barrister for personal injury work in both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners, having been described therein as “a great all-round barrister” who is “fiercely intellectual and has a very analytical brain”, “good with clients” and “a very safe pair of hands”.
Jamie has extensive experience of all areas of personal injury practice, including the following areas:
He has extensive experience of cases involving serious brain injury. He is involved in a number of ongoing cases of traumatic brain injury arising out of road traffic accidents, and an accident at work leading to subarachnoid haemorrhage and stroke.
Serious spinal injury
He has been praised by Chambers UK as being “particularly knowledgeable in spinal injury” (2017) and for displaying an “impressive aptitude in tackling difficult causation and quantum issues in claims involving spinal injuries” (2019).
He has been involved in a number of cases involving lower limb amputation, including a claim for above knee amputation following a motorcycle accident (with Leading Counsel) which settled at a roundtable meeting for GBP 1.6 million and an ongoing case of below knee amputation with a potential value in excess of GBP 1 million.
Fatal accidents and claims for lost years
Including industrial disease claims: for more details please on the link to his specialist CV for this area of practice.
Road traffic accidents
Including experience of cross-examining accident reconstruction experts at trial.
Claims involving allegations of fraud
Complex interlocutory hearings and procedural issues
Applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
Appeals of CRU certificates
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 2019 Leading junior, personal injury and clinical negligence
“He is frequently instructed in high value matters of extreme severity, including those concerning spinal injury, brain damage and mental health issues. Commentators appreciate his highly approachable manner. Strengths: “He easily gains clients’ trust and confidence with his empathetic and approachable attitude.” “He gets to the crux of the case very quickly and has a very analytical brain.”
Chambers UK Bar 2018 Leading junior, clinical negligence
“A knowledgeable barrister, who gives clear, assertive advice.”
Legal 500 2017 Leading junior, personal injury and clinical negligence
“… frequently instructed in high-value matters of extreme severity …particularly knowledgeable in spinal injury … very thorough in dealing with experts … very approachable, nice style”.
Chambers UK Bar 2017 Leading junior, clinical negligence
“A great all-round barrister”
Legal 500 2016 Leading junior, personal injury and clinical negligence
Re M (2018)
Road traffic accident with expert accident reconstruction evidence and liability issues, settled for GBP 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 GBP 1.4m.
Re J (2015)
Serious multiple injuries to child injured in a road traffic accident for which liability was in dispute, settled for GBP 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 GBP 1.6m.
Personal Injuries Bar Association
MA (Cantab) Law (Selwyn College, Cambridge University)
BVC (Inns of Court Schools of Law)