Darren Finlay is the head of our civil team.
Darren handles cases for defendant insurers (including RTA, EL and PL, fraud, OL and disease work), as well as claimant personal injury (PI) work of all types and including deafness, vibration white finger (VWF), COPD and asbestos cases.
He appears at inquests and in Crown Court health & safety matters (defending companies for breach of regulations and mitigating at sentence hearings).
He provides advice, paper work and advocacy for road-traffic, public liability and employer’s liability fraud cases, and has successfully defended all types of case at trial: with a significant amount of insurer backed defendant/fraud work.
His work also extends to knowledge of company law, bankruptcy/insolvency, and health & safety matters, all of which can prove useful when advising in fraud cases.
- Clayton v M&K Enterprises Ltd – successful defence of employers liability claim – a wheel came off a works van resulting in an accident – but the judge concluded the claimant took it off himself
Darren Finlay may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.