Jamie practices exclusively in the areas of personal injury and clinical negligence. His practice now primarily focuses upon claims for catastrophic injury of substantial value (acting with or without a leader).
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 "frequently instructed in high-value matters of extreme severity”, "fiercely intellectual, with a very analytical brain" with "an excellent grasp of complex medicine”, and an "empathetic and approachable attitude” which results in an "ability to build a rapport with clients from a wide range of backgrounds".
Jamie’s experience of serious injury litigation includes the following:
He has considerable experience of claims involving traumatic brain injury, including a number of ongoing cases arising out of road traffic accidents and an accident at work leading to subarachnoid haemorrhage and stroke.
He also has experience of claims involving epilepsy, including an ongoing claim (with Leading Counsel) of brain damage and uncontrolled epilepsy with a potential (capitalised) value in excess of 10 million.
In the clinical negligence context Jamie is involved in a number of ongoing cerebral palsy claims, including one (with Leading Counsel) with a potential (capitalised) value in excess of 15 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 injuries” (2019).
Recent cases include a claim involving serious spinal cord injury that settled for 450,000, a case of cauda equina syndrome that settled at a roundtable meeting (against Leading Counsel) shortly before trial for a six-figure sum, and a case involving cervical myelopathy which settled for 550,000.
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 1.6 million and an ongoing case of below knee amputation with a potential value in excess of 1 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 of severe lower limb fractures and CRPS following accident at work which settled at a roundtable settlement conference (with leading Counsel) for 1.4m.
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, including mesothelioma claims.
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.
"Junior counsel with a strong claimant practice across a variety of complex clinical negligence instructions. He displays impressive aptitude in tackling difficult causation and quantum issues in claims involving spinal injuries, offering further expertise in wrongful birth cases. "Aside from having an excellent grasp of complex medicine, his main strength is his ability to build a rapport with clients from a wide range of backgrounds, which is very important in this area. Clients really appreciate his ability to explain complex aspects to them in a straightforward manner." "Fiercely intellectual, with a very analytical brain." Recent work: Achieved a favourable settlement for the claimant in a case alleging negligent administration of a spinal block during an operation, resulting in spinal cord injury.”
Chambers UK Bar 2019 - Leading junior, 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'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
"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)
Negligent hand surgery, settled at a roundtable settlement conference for 485,000.
Re T (2018)
Failure to diagnose spinal tuberculosis in a prison, leading to spinal cord injury and paraplegia, settled for 550,000.
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 R (2017)
Negligent administration of a spinal block causing spinal cord injury, settled for 450,000.
Re J (2017)
Alleged failure to diagnose cauda equina syndrome where liability was firmly in dispute. Settled at a roundtable settlement conference against a Q.C. shortly before trial for a six-figure sum.
Re P (2017)
Accessory nerve palsy caused during cervical lymph node excision, settled at a roundtable settlement conference for 275,000.
Re M (2016)
Negligent abdominal surgery leading to compartment syndrome in both legs, settled at a roundtable settlement conference for 625,000.
Re G (2016)
Negligent abdominal surgery leading to injury to biliary tree, settled for in excess of 500,000.
Re B (deceased) (2016)
Death caused by infection and necrotising fasciitis, settled for 425,000.
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)