Leicester University 1973 LLB
Year Of Admission:
I acted for the parent of a child in a wrongful birth claim. Her daughter had been born with Spina Bifida and the hospital had negligently failed to diagnose the condition. The mother gave birth to a severely handicapped child when she would have opted for an abortion. I secured a settlement sum of £4m which at the time was the highest amount ever awarded in this type of claim.
Experience and Expertise:
I act for clients in connection with clinical negligence claims and also high value personal injury claims. I have acted for a number of children who have suffered from cerebral palsy as a result of being negligently deprived of oxygen at birth. Most of them have come from poor families and when their parents have contacted me they have been struggling to cope. I have managed to secure for them life changing sums of money that have transformed their lives. The families have been able to move into specially adapted accommodation with a managed care regime and the most up to date technological appliances to enable them to enjoy a significantly enhanced quality of life. In a recent case I secured an award in excess of £7m.
- I am a Panel Member of AVMA and a Senior Litigator with APIL.
- Recommended for "high quality, complex cases" in the Chambers and Partners Directory 2016.
When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I had no particular ambitions as a child. In an ideal world I would liked to have been a professional footballer but sadly did not have the talent.
Why law as a career?
The choice was between accountancy and the legal profession. I always felt I had an ability to analyse and problem solve and felt that a career in law would be much more interesting than a career in accountancy.
What one thing could you not live without?
Hobbies and interests
I enjoy playing golf and going to the gym. I also enjoy watching most ball sports and going out for meals.