About Me

Having qualified as a Solicitor in 1999, since 2000 I have handled caseloads that have included representing Claimants in the following types of cases:

  • Asbestos related disease
  • Clinical negligence
  • Dermatitis
  • Fatal claims (accident, disease and clinical negligence) – including attending inquests
  • HAVS/VWF
  • Insurance disputes
  • Lung cancer
  • Noise deafness (“NIHL”)
  • Occupational asthma
  • Stress at work
  • Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (“WRULD”)

Notable cases include

Naylor v Volex Group PLC [2003] EWCA Civ 222 [ Bailii ] and Ryder v Volex Group PLC (unreported) asthma claims regarding the interpretation of CoSHH Regulations. Both succeeded at first instance, Naylor succeeded in the Court of Appeal and there was a compromise in Ryder shortly before a scheduled appeal hearing.

Miss P – stress at work claim for the Deputy Head of Occupational Health of a local police force settled for a six-figure sum.

Miss C – chemical poisoning claim for a laboratory assistant who was exposed to glutaraldehyde and suffered rhinitis, dermatitis and unproven multiple chemical sensitivity (“mcs”). Settlement included an allowance for mcs.

Mr F – clinical negligence – 6 month delay by a local hospital in informing the Claimant that he was HIV positive and a delay in appropriate treatment.

Mr N – insurance dispute – insurers refused to pay for damage caused to the Claimant’s vehicle which had been parked on a road whilst the Claimant visited a relative. They alleged that the damage couldn’t have been caused to a stationary vehicle and alleged that this was a fraudulent claim. Ultimately, significant  damages were recovered and letters were obtained from the insurers stating that the claim was wrongly repudiated and reinstating the Claimant’s ‘no claims’ bonus.’

Memberships

I am a member of:

Unite the Union

Liberty

Outside Interests

I am a part-time Carer for my wife who suffers from myotonic dystrophy, a muscle weakening and destroying condition. In my leisure time, I am a keen Manchester City supporter and I enjoy cycling.

If you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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