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 “has a particular focus on cases involving catastrophic injury and death” and is “likeable, very approachable” with “an incredibly sharp mind”.
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 a recent claim (with Leading Counsel) of brain damage and uncontrolled epilepsy which settled for 5.5 million at a roundtable settlement meeting.
In the clinical negligence context Jamie is involved in a number of ongoing cerebral palsy claims, including claims with a potential (capitalised) value in excess of 10 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” (2020).
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 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.
“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. Strengths: “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 - 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 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
“A very approachable and likeable character who builds a rapport with clients and instructing solicitors”
Legal 500 2020 - Leading junior, clinical negligence
“Likeable, very approachable and a pragmatic thinker”
Legal 500 2020 - Leading junior, personal injury
“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.”
Chambers UK Bar 2019 - Leading junior, clinical negligence
“He has an incredibly sharp mind”
Legal 500 2019 - Leading junior, personal injury and 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.”
Chambers UK Bar 2019 - Leading junior, personal injury
“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
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 5.5m.
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 (deceased) (2016)
Death caused by infection and necrotising fasciitis, settled for 425,000.
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)