Paul Rose KC has many years of experience in personal injury litigation, stretching back to acting on behalf of the claimants in both the Opren and the Benzodiazepine litigation in the 1980’s and 90’s. Shortly thereafter he acted on behalf of the family and dependants of victims of the Chinook Mull of Kyntyre helicopter crash and the Kegworth M1 British Midland Air crash.
In 1994 he acted on behalf of the claimants in the Camelford water pollution claim. More recently, he acted for the servicemen injured in the Kajaki Dam mine strike in 2006. He has acted in a number of other high profile claims for Service Personnel against the Ministry of Defence. He has extensive experience acting for claimants who have suffered catastrophic injuries.
He has acted for the claimant in the following notable cases:
- Gul v Mcdonagh  RTR 9 – Court of Appeal – apportionment of contributory negligence – RTA – 13 year old boy.
- Mehmetemin v Farrell  EWHC 103 (QB) –Severe lower limb orthopaedic injury. Court awarded £967,000;
- JH & SH v SL  – Contested interim payment application on behalf of two children to purchase new accommodation. Judge awarded: £750,000. Judge also ruled on admissibility of Calderbank offers in interim payment applications;
- Brown v Mujabi  –In a claim for damages for personal injury, a defendant was able to rely on CPR r.33.4(1) to cross-examine the claimant on comments made about the effects of her injuries despite her not having served a witness statement;
- Lightfoot v Go-ahead Group Plc (2011) RTR 27– contributory negligence of a pedestrian;
- IB v CB  EWHC 3815 (QB)– a decision in respect of terms of standard PPO Order;
- McKinlay v (1) Richard Lambe (2) AIG UK Ltd LTL 12/10/2009 RTA concerning motorcycles;
- Sowerby v Charlton  1 WLR 568 –a decision of the Court of Appeal concerning whether Admissions made pre action may be withdrawn under the CPR;
- Bici v Ministry of Defence  EWCH 786 (QB)– a decision by Elias J on the issue of combat immunity invoked as a defence by the defendant to a claim for assault and negligence in relation to the shooting and killing and wounding of civilians in Kosovo during peacekeeping operations;
- Mattis v Pollock  1 WLR 2158– a decision of the Court of Appeal concerning a night club owner’s vicarious liability for the assault by his doorman on a visitor leading to paraplegia;
- Forey v London Buses  I WLR 327– Court of Appeal – quantum and costs;
- Pearson v British Midland Airways  C.L.Y 1503 – Claim for PTSD arsing from Kegworth Air Disaster.