Ranked in Tier 1 for Personal Injury and clinical negligence – The Legal 500 (2018)
“He demonstrates great client empathy.” – The Legal 500 (2018)
“He has a very thorough approach to cases.” – The Legal 500 (2017)
William represents Claimants and Defendants in fast track and multi-track trials.
William regularly appears in interlocutory hearings, cost and case management conferences, allocation hearings, stage 3 RTA protocol hearings, infant settlement hearings and disposal hearings.
William has a busy paperwork practice and he regularly prepares advices on liability and quantum, together with pleadings and schedules of loss. William is familiar with credit-hire claims and he regularly appears in small claims trials.
Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority Schemes
William has extensive experience of claims involving the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme. William regularly appears in the First-Tier Tribunal.
He advises and represents clients in claims under the 1995, 2001, 2008 and 2012 schemes. William has recently secured a near maximum six figure award for a client who sustained a severe brain injury.
He is often instructed to draft re-opening applications in historical claims made under previous schemes and he has represented clients in pre-tariff award cases before the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.
William has experience of representing clients who have suffered severe injuries including cases involving historical sexual and physical abuse. William is regularly instructed in cases with claims for significant loss of earnings, claims for the cost of care, special expenses and private health treatment.
He has recently appeared in judicial review applications in the Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber) and in the High Court (Administrative Court) arising out of decisions of the First-Tier Tribunal.
William has given several talks on aspects of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme as part of the annual seminar programme provided by Park Square Barristers.
William may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.