In his personal injury practise, Brian represents mainly Claimants in trade union, CFA, CCFA and insurer funded claims.
He is instructed by national and regional firms, at High and County Court levels. He undertakes Joint Settlement Meetings securing significant awards for Claimants in “Ogden Disability” and other claims.
Brian has extensive advocacy experience from trials and applications, in addition to advising and settling: case statements, Schedules of Loss; and professional and lay conferences, mediations, and round table discussions.
Brian undertakes multi-track claims in all aspects of personal injury work; including RTA; MIB; employers liability; HSWA; fatal accident; occupiers liability; industrial injury & illness; rail crashes, brain injury, amputation and paraplegia claims; and quantum only hearings.
Brian was junior counsel to Nigel Cooksley KC, former joint head of Chambers with Jane McNeill KC, representing Claimants in landmark litigation against the National Dock Labour Board.
Brian is an experienced personal injury litigator, with an excess of 25 years’ experience. He is on approved counsel lists for the fraud team of national firms of solicitors, and has been involved in claims (and provided seminars on) issues such as: fundamental dishonesty; collusion between parties to “stage” accidents, exaggerated and fabricated claims. He advises on information searches, and analyses: expert surveillance and engineering reports; as well as enquiry agent and loss adjustor investigations.