I practice exclusively in civil litigation, with a strong specialisation in personal injury and complex liability disputes. I advise at all levels in cases of differing complexity, ranging from small claims to maximum complexity multi-track claims. I have a broad range of advocacy and advice experience encompassing road traffic accidents, public liability claims (Highway claims), employer liability, breach of statutory duty, injuries caused by animals, credit hire, fatal accidents and inquests.
I'm an Associate at Irwin Mitchell with day-to-day operational responsibility for the Advocacy Unit, a professional support unit located at Riverside West in Sheffield. I'm responsible for setting the business objectives and key performance indicators of the Unit as well as the control and management of its members, including recruitment, training, monitoring, appraising and motivating.
I am widely accepted and acknowledged within the practice area as being an expert and referral point, with particular emphasis on unusual, technical or complex matters. I have extensive knowledge, experience and technical ability, which is utilised on a daily basis by members of the practice area, work sources and clients.
I lead a team of advocates who represent the interests of the firm and its client base at court on a variety of general interim applications, hearings to determine the future conduct of a case, infant hearings, small claims hearings, RTA Protocol Stage 3 hearings, disposal hearings and inquests.
Together with my team, we provide written and verbal advice (to practitioners, work sources and clients) on evidence, liability, quantum of damages, procedure, interpretation and practice of the Civil Procedure Rules.
We also advise on:
- Professional legal support in the form of drafting technical legal documents such as unusual particulars of claim
- Questions to medical experts
- Further information under CPR Rule 18
- Proposed court directions
- Applications for a variety of interim and final orders
Our team provides help with drafting highly complex witness statements, both in support of applications and also for use in court proceedings.
I'm the Chambers Relationship Manager for the Motor practice area.