Personal Injury

Sydney has acted in several birth injury and catastrophic personal injury claims arising out of road traffic accidents in the High Court and Court of Appeal.

He mainly acts on behalf of claimants, accepting instructions in claims arising from RTAs (including MIB claims), workplace accidents, highways, occupiers’ liability and accidents abroad. Special interest in accidents involving cyclists and pedestrians.


Selected Cases

  • ReB (2017): brain injury sustained by elderly man when a passenger on a bus. Liability admitted and case settled for £200,000. Acted for claimant.
  • Re A (2016): traumatic amputation of fingers caught in calendar machine. Settlement £325,000.
  • Re X. (2016): non-recent sexual abuse of a child. Settlement £275,000.
  • Re R (2016): RTA trial Exeter CC. Child cyclist run down. Moderate brain injury.
  • Re N (2016): car / motorcycle RTA. Multiple fractures. Settlement £95,000.
  • Re A (2015): child pedestrian RTA. Severe leg degloving injury. Settlement £230,000.
  • Re EJ (2015): severe brain injury from RTA. Child pedestrian. Settlement £2 million.
  • Re. Oxford District Registry, HHJ Harris. (2014.)
  • RE v GE. alleged sexual abuse by father. Limitation defence succeeded and upheld on appeal.
  • Re R (2010): RTA trial where a pedestrian was struck by bus near a controlled crossing. Brighton County Court, HHJ Hollis.
  • Re B.  Settlement (2010.)
  • Re S. Exeter County Court. Settlement (2009.)
  • Wallsgrave v Snowflake Cat Litter (2003): workplace accident resulting in severe upper limb injury. Settlement £700,000.
  • T Van Oudenhoven v Griffin Inns [2001] 1 WLR 1413: junior in High Court and Court of Appeal.
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