“One of the go-to silks for high-value personal injury and disease cases. He gets to grips with the issues quickly and always adopts a pragmatic approach.” (Chambers UK 2019)
Paul is head of the Personal Injury Group in No5 Barristers’ Chambers.
He is a highly experienced silk who represents both Claimants and Defendants and who is recognised as a leader in his field in both the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories. Paul’s instructions are in cases of high value often involving catastrophic injury as a result of RTA’s or accidents at work.
Examples of his cases include spinal injury, brain damage and amputations. In addition, Paul has a particular interest in industrial disease and his instructions have included the full range of diseases including cancers linked to industrial exposure to carcinogens, deafness and other work-related injuries.
“One of the go-to silks for high-value personal injury and disease cases. He gets to grips with the issues quickly and always adopts a pragmatic approach.” “He is supremely confident, very reassuring and very accessible.”
Chambers UK 2019
“Extremely hardworking and dedicated.”
Legal 500 2019
Highly experienced in challenging catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims. He also has expertise in industrial disease cases. Strengths: “He gets to the heart of a case with ease and precision.” “Paul has an impressive appetite for fighting difficult cases. He has an excellent client manner and negotiating skills combined with experience, knowledge and a pragmatic approach.”
Chambers UK 2018
“The go-to silk on circuit for high-value personal injury cases.”
Legal 500 2017
Highly experienced in catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims. He also has expertise in industrial disease cases. “One of the best and most experienced serious injury silks in the Midlands. He doesn’t shy away from difficult cases. A powerful advocate in court.” “His wealth of experience, pragmatic advice and excellent client manner make him a go-to personal injury QC.”
Chambers UK 2017
“He has an ability and desire to fight the difficult cases, providing a clear and tactical approach.”
Legal 500 2016
M v Sutton
Stockman gored by bull
Settled: 1.4 m
Sprigg v Bowman
FS v PR
Baby in car driven by mother who was responsible for RTA. Catastrophic injury.
AM v Leibrick
C v Vauxhall
Alleged secondary/indirect exposure of wife to asbestos on work clothes.
Defence of de minimis exposure: other prospective defendants uninsured for PL claim at time of claim (trigger litigation engaged) and not trading.
M v V
RTA involving paramedic.
Issues: gross exaggeration and forgery of documents involving handwriting experts.
ZHW (mother and two children) v Junior
RTA. Mother crossing road with four children. Two children killed and two seriously injured. Mother catastrophically injured. M and F speak little English. Cultural issues surrounding care, treatment and support.
Flock v Robinson
Fatal Accident Claim: Animals Act 1971
H of Claimant was walking with 2 dogs when he was attacked and trampled by cows with calves at foot. Settled 650k
Part Time Judge of the First Tier Property Tribunal (Agricultural and Drainage)
Honorary Professor of Law: Birmingham University
Member of the Personal Injury Bar Association
Personal Injuries Bar Association
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