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 claim brought under the Occupiers’ Liability Act where the Claimant slipped and fell whilst visiting a leisure centre, as well as various case summaries.

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 claim brought under the Occupiers’ Liability Act where the Claimant slipped and fell whilst visiting a leisure centre and case summaries relating to the recoverability of Counsel’s fees and the Court’s approach to Blamire awards.

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 Simon

Simon has over 25 years’ experience of defending public sector organisations and major insurers on a wide range of issues from personal injury claims of the utmost severity and complexity through to developing strategies for large scale litigation.

 

Simon has assisted client departments with policy drafting and interpretation and deals with high value and catastrophic claims involving personal injury arising from highways, employers’ liability and landlord & tenant issues. Simon is a member of the steering group responsible for drafting "Well Managed Highway Liability Risk" published by the Institute of Highway Engineers providing guidance to the UKRLG "Well Maintained Highway Infrastructure."

He assists motor insurers through all claim phases from the initial gathering of evidence, police interviews, representation at Coroners' courts and through the civil claim process. Simon is the editor of the firm’s quarterly motor newsletter "Headlight."

Simon also handles property damage claims involving flooding, land charges, grants and common law issues. Simon has advised Institutional and social landlords in regard to housing disrepair claims to include defensibility strategies.

Legal Commendations

"An excellent solicitor who really understands the pressures on local authorities and listens to our issues. He will always provide support when needed and is constantly looking for innovative solutions. He is extremely well organised and our go to guy on a raft of matters."

 

Chambers & Partners, 2019

"Recommended practitioner."

Legal 500, 2019

Notable Cases

Cheltenham Borough Council v Christine Susan Laird & Rhondda Cynon Taff County Borough Council [2009]: £1m claim for misrepresentation in a corporate employment reference and medical questionnaire attracting national press coverage

Hardisty v Aubrey [2006] EWCA. Civ 1196: Court of Appeal action regarding whether a claimant had proved that ongoing whiplash-type symptoms were still caused by the accident

Nicola Bowen and 10 others v Bridgend County Borough Council [2004], High Court, SCCO 0309853: a leading authority as to the enforceability of after the event insurance - successful challenges to the appropriateness and enforceability of Conditional Fee Agreements in housing disrepair actions on 11 test cases