Personal Injury

Jim has acts on behalf of claimants and defendants in personal injury cases outside the clinical negligence and abuse contexts.

He recently advised the parents of children exposed to E-Coli 0157 at a petting farm, and has defended several cases brought by members of fitness gyms. He has also acted for insurers in claims arising from road traffic accidents.

Jim acts on behalf of sexually abused children and vulnerable persons in claims against employers, local authorities and institutions. He has been instructed as junior counsel in numerous cases and has also assisted senior members of chambers in relation to a high-profile group litigation.

He also writes practice notes on personal injury law for LexisNexis PSL.

Selected Cases

  • CN & GN v. Poole Borough Council [2019] UKSC 25: Led by Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC in case considering whether local authorities owe any duty at common law to children at risk of harm.
  • Sexual abuse by a secondary school teacher upon a pupil.
  • Sexual assault of a work experience student by a company employee.
  • A local authority’s failure to intervene in a case involving the repeated sexual abuse of children within a family home.
  • Abuse by a class teacher upon a primary school pupil.
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