Jamie practices exclusively in the areas of personal injury and clinical negligence. His practice now primarily focuses upon claims involving catastrophic injury of substantial value.
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 Chambers UK and the Legal 500, having been described therein as “a great all-round barrister” who “has a particular focus on cases involving catastrophic injury and death” and is “likeable, very approachable” with “an incredibly sharp mind”.
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, including a recent settlement (with Leading Counsel) of 5.5 million in a case involving brain damage and uncontrolled epilepsy. 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” (2020).
He has been involved in a number of cases involving lower limb amputation, including a recent case of below knee amputation following an accident at work that settled for 1.3 million and a claim for above knee amputation following a motorcycle accident which settled at a roundtable meeting (with Leading Counsel) for 1.6 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 is also well regarded for his handling of industrial disease claims, particularly those arising from asbestos exposure. Strengths: “His grasp of technical matters and the detail of the case is great.””
Chambers UK Bar 2020 - Leading junior, personal injury
“Likeable, very approachable and a pragmatic thinker”
Legal 500 - Leading junior, personal injury
“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.”
Chambers UK Bar 2019 - Leading junior, personal injury
“He has an incredibly sharp mind”
Legal 500 2019 - 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”
Leegal 500 2016 - Leading junior, personal injury and clinical negligence
Re B (2019)
Accident at work leading to below-knee amputation. Settled for 1.3m.
Re C (2019)
Road traffic accident causing multiple injuries. Settled for 220,000.
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)