Malcolm Duthie

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For details of experience and cases handled, please refer to Personal Injury section.
“Very thorough and astute.” “He is absolutely on the ball, takes no nonsense and delivers great results.”
Chambers UK 2021 (Personal Injury)
“Extremely persistent on behalf of clients, always pushing for the best outcome.”
Legal 500 2021 (Personal Injury)
“An excellent advocate; he is persuasive in court and expresses himself very well on paper. He clearly has a very sharp mind.” “Impeccably prepared and a real fighter, so he’s good to have on your side in a contested issue.” “He is methodical and gets to grips with the issues of the case quickly.”
Chambers UK 2020
“Tenacious in court and at mediation.”
Legal 500 2020
“He is very intelligent, articulate and a skilled advocate. He grasps complex issues well and deals with the more challenging clients with considerable diplomacy.”
Chambers UK 2019
“His broad practice includes industrial disease, catastrophic injuries and public liability claims.”
Legal 500 2019
“He is excellent with clients and has a calm head in vigorously contested cases.” Band 2 – PI Chambers UK 2018
Chambers UK 2018
“He has in-depth knowledge of complex neurological issues.” - Ranked: tier 1
Legal 500 2017
Notable Cases
Wattleworth v. Goodwood Road Racing Company Limited v. RACMSA v FIA (2004) EWHC 140 (QB)
acted on behalf of the Goodwood Motor Racing Circuit, brought by widow of Deceased whose Austin Healey collided with the circuit’s tyre barrier
Johnson v. Brands Hatch Leisure Limited and Others (2005) HC QB Division)
accident at Barn Corner, Cadwell Park during Aprilla RS 250 Championship. The Claimant struck a recticel foam barrier and rebounded onto the track
Rees v. British Racing and Sports Car Club (8th/9th March 2007 Luton County Court)
accident at Brands Hatch when a Lotus sports car overturned during a towing operation
Brown v Leisure Motorsports Services Ltd ( Newcastle County Court 5/6.2.08)
Corporate activity day quad bike accident.
Leat v Portsmouth Motocross Club Ltd ( Swindon County Court 11/12.6.08)
BSMA Team event. Claimant riding 250cc motorcycle. Trackside rope became entangled within rear wheel. Motorcycle halted in mid-air. Fractured spine.
Douglass v Premier Events ( Newcastle CC 4.6.08)
corporate activity day quad bike accident
Hyde v Darley Moor Road Racing Club Ltd ( Telford CC 14.11.08)
test day, older boy on larger motorcycle collided with younger less experienced Claimant
Green v Sunset and Vine and BARC and Goodwood Road Racing Company Ltd [2009] EWHC 1610(QB) (Ouseley J.): [2010] AER (D) 193; [2010] EWCA 1441
Maserati struck road camera at Woodcote Corner during Revival Meeting. Accident caused by driving of the Claimant.
Hunter v Cusses Gorse [2011-Winchester CC]
moto cross incident when Claimant struck by a following bike. Fractured spine.
Mercer v Countrywide Special Events v BAE [ Guildford CC 7.11.11]
corporate day. C. injured driving a “Snoo-kart”. Issue of responsibilites of organiser versus employer.
Corbett v Cumbria Kart Racing Club and ors [ 2013] EWHC 1362
collision between side-car outfit and ambulance, with Graham Eklund QC.
Starmer v Trent Raceway [December 2017]:
banger race collision. Claim discontinued shortly before trial. Issues with regards to costs and unreasonable conduct ongoing.
Knell v Eastwood [June 2018]:
marshal struck by rally car
Staples v ORCi [May 2021] [Stacey J.]:
Banger race at Arena Essex Raceway. C driver alleged he was “followed in” and struck fence. C discontinued after day 1 of trial.
Personal Injuries Bar Association
LLB (Hons)
LLM (London)