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Amy Philipson

Year of call:
2006
Education:
2006
University of Nothumbria, LLB (Hons) Exempting BVC
Memberships:
Personal Injury Bar Association Leeds & District Medico Legal Society

Amy Philipson has extensive advocacy and advisory experience in fast-track and multi-track cases, (especially in areas when defending claims in which fraud is pleaded), including:

  • Employers’ liability
  • Road traffic litigation
  • Occupier’s liability
  • Industrial disease
  • Highways claims
  • Clinical negligence
  • CICA appeals

 Loss & quantum

Amy regularly prepares complex schedules and counter-schedules of loss, addressing all issues of quantum including Ogden future loss calculations. Previous instructions have involved detailed quantification of claims worth up to several million pounds. Amy has also developed a strong reputation for providing early and reliable damages projections for all types of injury claims, conscious of their importance under the QOCS/Part 36 costs regime.

Road traffic claims

In road traffic claims, Amy is very experienced in arguments on credit hire, credit repair and credit storage, and has successfully defeated numerous claims on enforceability grounds and when cross-examining claimants.

Employers’ liability

In employers’ liability claims, Amy has significant experience in dealing with the applicability of the ‘six-pack’ regulations and is well-versed in all relevant authorities. She is able to rely on this when advising on the best tactical approach in assessing liability and drafting pleadings in accidents post-1 October 2013, following the amendment of section 47 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.

Clinical negligence

Amy regularly acts for both claimants and private defendant clients in clinical negligence claims. Her cases have included claims arising from dental, cosmetic and orthopaedic surgery, and alleged failure in proper diagnoses resulting in reduced life expectancy.

Amy is happy to be consulted by email, telephone, video conference and on client premises. Amy Philipson is available to present seminars on all topics including;

  • Employers’ Liability: The changed landscape – practice post-1 October 2014
  • Quantifying future loss claims
  • Litigation and costs update – including the impact of QOCS, FRC, Part 36 offers, life post-Mitchell and costs budgeting.

Notable cases

  • In B v E (2013), Amy was Junior to David Wilby QC, representing of a claimant suffering tetraplegia after a road-traffic accident involving catastrophic injuries to the spinal cord. A multi-million-pound lump sum settlement award was reached, with a periodical payment order providing for the claimant’s comprehensive care needs for the remainder of his life.
  • “Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation” – ongoing, as Junior to Andrew Lewis QC, representing approximately 3,000 Kenyans in claims against HM Government and the FCO for atrocities committed against them by employees and agents of the British Colonial Administration in Kenya during the 1952 to 1961 State of Emergency, known as the ‘Mau Mau Uprising’.

Public Access

Amy Phillipson may accept Public Access work, where she can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Amy’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250