Personal injury work, broadly split between Claimant and Defendant, with particular emphasis on accidents at work given his experience in the employment law field (including industrial disease, vibration and deafness cases, as well as stress at work claims). Fergus has recently been involved in a number of claims arising out of bullying and harassment in the Armed Forces.
“He is a great barrister – a really safe pair of hands.” – Chambers and Partners, 2014
In the past few years, using his background in personal injury and criminal law, he has received regular instructions defending alleged fraudulent accident claims (staged, contrived, bogus passengers, etc.).
Clinical negligence claims, predominantly Claimant work, covering all aspects of medical care, treatment and surgical procedures.
Predominantly multi track instructions received, but happy to undertake fast track claims – from initial advice and drafting of pleadings, right through to final disposal, and beyond to appeal where necessary.
Recent personal injury / clinical negligence cases of interest:
- ‘D’ (2017) – action on behalf of Claimant for lifetime psychiatric injury caused by abuse whilst in foster care as a child. Significant issues of vicarious liability, causation and limitation.
- ‘C’ (2017) – claim against local police authority for psychiatric injury caused by failure to re-integrate the Claimant after years of undercover assignments.
- ‘S’ (2015) – acted for golf professional whose career had been shortened by injuries caused in a serious RTA. Significant six-figure claim, with complex causation and future loss issues.
- ‘J and others’ (2015) – allegations of fraud (staged accident) against two drivers and their passengers (some of whom were bogus) all proved when acting for the Defendant insurer.
- ‘K’ (2015) – a case dealing with the issue of causation of injuries and the liability of the Defendant where an alcoholic Claimant is involved. Liability turned on the issue of the balance to be struck between the ‘egg-shell skull’ rule and where the Claimant has voluntarily refused treatment.
- VH (2015) – acted for dog-walker who suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung when she was attacked by cows. Claim under the Animals Act, turning on the characteristics of cattle and the knowledge of their keeper of those characteristics.
“Fergus Currie… is renowned for his outstanding client care skills.” – Chambers and Partners.