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.
He is consistently ranked as a leading barrister for personal injury and clinical negligence work in Chambers UK and the Legal 500, having been described therein as “a great all-round barrister” who is “likeable, very approachable” with “an incredibly sharp mind”.
Jamie’s experience of serious injury litigation includes the following:
He has considerable experience of brain injury litigation and was recognised in Chambers UK (2021) as displaying an “impressive aptitude in tackling difficult causation and quantum issues in claims involving spinal and brain injuries”. He has considerable experience of claims involving traumatic brain injury, including those leading to subarachnoid haemorrhage and stroke.
He also has experience of claims involving epilepsy, including a recent claim (with Leading Counsel) of brain damage and uncontrolled epilepsy which settled for 6.5 million at a roundtable settlement meeting.
In the clinical negligence context, he is involved in a number of ongoing cerebral palsy claims, including claims with a potential (capitalised) value in excess of 10 million and recently settled two ‘wrongful birth’ claims at roundtable settlement meetings for children born with brain malformations: one (where he acted alone against a Q.C.) for £800,000 and one (with Leading Counsel) for 6 million.
He has been praised by Chambers UK as being “particularly knowledgeable in spinal injury” (2017) and displaying an “impressive aptitude in tackling difficult causation and quantum issues in claims involving spinal and brain injuries” (2021). Recent work in this area includes a case of spinal cord injury caused by the negligent administration of a spinal block which settled for 450,000, and a case involving the failure to diagnose spinal tuberculosis resulting in cervical myelopathy which settled for 550,000.
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.
Serious Orthopaedic Injury and Pain Syndromes
He has considerable experience of claims involving serious orthopaedic injury and / or pain syndromes, including a recent case (with leading Counsel) of severe lower limb fractures and CRPS following accident at work which settled at a roundtable settlement conference for 1.4 million.
Fatal Injuries and Lost Years Claims
He has extensive experience of claims arising out of fatal accidents and those where injury has caused a reduced life expectancy.
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.
"He has very good attention to detail and is very attentive to the client's needs and circumstances."
Chambers UK 2022 Personal Injury
"He is extremely analytical and approaches clinical negligence cases forensically and thoroughly. He has a very clear thought process and works through the issues efficiently." "His preparation with experts is outstanding and he delivers his work when he says he will. He's also very good with clients and is approachable and dependable with a sharp mind."
Chambers UK 2022 Clinical Negligence
"Jamie has tremendous technical knowledge and attention to detail combined with tactical expertise enabling him to quickly identify the key issues in a case and take a strategic approach."
Legal 500 2022 Personal Injury
"Jamie is a prodigious worker and is highly intelligent."
Legal 500 2022 Clinical Negligence
“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: “He forms good relationships with clients and quickly puts them at ease” “Has an excellent legal brain and can get to the crux of a problem exceptionally quickly. He takes a sensible, pragmatic approach to cases.”
Chambers UK Bar 2021 – Personal Injury
“He displays impressive aptitude in tackling difficult causation and quantum issues in claims involving spinal and brain injuries, and offers further expertise in wrongful birth cases. Strengths: “Very bright, attentive and good on his feet.” “He has a good manner with clients and is very self-assured - he puts people at ease.””
Chambers UK Bar 2021 - Clinical Negligence
“He has an excellent legal brain and can get to the crux of a problem exceptionally quickly”
Legal 500 2021 – Personal Injury
“He has an excellent eye for detail and grasps complex medical and legal issues swiftly, providing detailed advice.” “He is really efficient, very thorough and he will go above and beyond for his client.”
Chambers UK Bar 2020 - Clinical Negligence
Re B (2020)
Wrongful birth claim arising out of negligent failure to diagnose microcephaly during antenatal scanning. Settled at roundtable conference (with Leading Counsel) for 6m.
Re M (2020)
Delay in diagnosis of mastoiditis leading to brain empyema causing brain damage and uncontrollable generalised epilepsy. Liability initially in dispute. Settled at a roundtable settlement conference (with leading Counsel) for 6.5m.
Re B (2020)
Wrongful birth claim arising out of negligent failure to diagnose microcephaly in twins during antenatal scanning. Settled at mediation (against a Q.C.) for 800,000.
Re M (2020)
Negligent hip replacement surgery. Complex issues surrounding quantification of value of business for entrepreneur requiring expert accountancy evidence. Settled at a roundtable settlement conference for 700,000.
Re K (2020)
Delay in ophthalmic surgery leading to severe visual impairment. Causation in dispute. Settle at roundtable settlement conference for 700,000.
Re B (2019)
Accident at work leading to below-knee amputation. Settled for 1.3m.
Re T (2018)
Failure to diagnose spinal tuberculosis in a prison, leading to spinal cord injury and paraplegia, settled for 550,000.
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 R (2017)
Negligent administration of a spinal block causing spinal cord injury, settled for 450,000.
Re M (2016)
Negligent abdominal surgery leading to compartment syndrome in both legs, settled at a roundtable settlement conference for 625,000.
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)