Having qualified as a Solicitor in 1999, I have handled caseloads that have included representing Claimants in the following types of cases:
- Asbestos related disease
- Cancer (including skin cancer, lung cancer, throat cancer and oesophageal cancer)
- Clinical negligence
- Data breaches
- Fatal claims (accident, disease and clinical negligence) – including attending inquests
- Insurance disputes
- Noise deafness (“NIHL”)
- Occupational asthma
- Passive smoking
- Stress at work
- Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (“WRULD”)
Notable cases include
Naylor v Volex Group PLC  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.’
I am a member of:
Unite the Union
I am sympathetic to the Socialist; Green; human rights; civil liberties; disability rights; BLM; BDS; and #NotMyKing movements.
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 follower of Manchester City and I enjoy cycling. A new hobby is baking.
I enjoy listening to hip hop, nu-metal and grunge, particularly: Public Enemy; Lowkey; KRS1; Ice Cube; Dr Dre; Ice T and Body Count; Mic Righteous; Wu Tang; Bison Briggz; Rage Against the Machine/Prophets of Rage; Limp Bizkit; System of a Down; Nirvana; Faith No More and Korn.
If you would like any further information please don’t hesitate to get in touch.