Our popular bulletins and events will keep you abreast of the latest legal developments.

Our annual keynote seminar was held on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at the Vale Resort. Speakers included Simon Evans, Peter Bennett, Amanda Evans and guest speaker, Steven Ford QC.

This edition considers a highway tripping claim where a focused defence overcame the Claimant’s attempts to overcomplicate the matter and case summaries relating to fixed costs and the admissibility of covert recording evidence.

This edition considers recent case-law regarding fundamental dishonesty, the meaning of ‘use of vehicle’ and apportioning liability for speeding.

Our annual keynote seminar was held on Tuesday, 18 June 2019 at the Vale Resort. Simon Evans considered the impact of the Civil Liability Act 2018, Peter Bennett provided a regulatory update and Amanda Evans and guest speaker, Steven Ford QC, discussed recent developments following CN v Poole BC [2019] UKSC 25.

Our monthly review of developments in the insurance and public sector. This edition considers a highway tripping claim where a focused defence overcame the Claimant’s attempts to overcomplicate the matter and case summaries relating to the fixed costs regime and the admissibility of covert recordings as evidence.

This edition considers recent case-law regarding fundamental dishonesty, the necessity for bespoke life expectancy evidence, the meaning of ‘use of vehicle’ where a vehicle had been parked in a private garage which caught fire and apportioning liability for speeding.

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Areas of Expertise

About Peter

Peter has represented Defendants in relation to their employers’ liability issues for over 25 years. He represents public sector organisations and private companies through their insurers  on a nationwide basis. Peter also deals with regulatory matters arising from incidents at work and involving HSE investigations, prosecutions and inquests.

 

Peter deals with all types of personal injury litigation and has particular expertise in occupational cancer, asbestos-related disease (particularly mesothelioma), hand/arm vibration syndrome (vibration white finger), occupational asthma and dermatitis.

 

Peter deals with traumatic injury claims of the utmost severity and has experience of occupational disease Group Litigation Order cases. In regulatory matters, Peter advises public sector and industry clients in relation to HSE investigations, including the defence of prosecutions in the Magistrates or Crown Court. He regularly provides presentations to clients on regulatory matters.  

 

Peter is a member of the Sports Law team and has represented clients and sports professionals who have suffered injury by accident.

Legal Commendations

"Peter Bennett heads the firm’s occupational disease team and has an outstanding reputation representing clients in the defence of asbestos-related claims."

 

"In demand across the UK, outstanding team head Peter Bennett has a wealth of experience in the health and safety and regulatory industry. As well as his outstanding reputation among local authority clients, including Caerphilly County Borough Council and Powys County Council, the enormously hardworking Bennett also handles work in the private sector."

 

Legal 500, 2019

Notable Cases

Rogers v Merthyr Tydfil County Borough Council [2006] EWCA Civ 1134: recoverability of staged ATE premium in a personal injury claim; suitability of ATE product; reasonableness of premium produced and extent of risk permissible in personal injury claims

Creer v BMW UK Limited [2018, unreported]: fundamental dishonesty; first known strike out and displacement of Qualified One Way Costs Shitfing in £1M+ employers' liability claim against major car manufacturer garnering significant press attention