Chris Barnes successful on important disclosure point in the High Court

August 7, 2018

Chris Barnes from Exchange Chambers, acting for the claimant, was successful on an important disclosure point in the High Court. On 3rd August 2018 HHJ Wood QC, sitting as a High Court Judge, gave judgment in the case of Aurora Brown v Lisa Alexander.

The Claimant suffered catastrophic brain injuries and received a great deal of specialist rehabilitation. Following a change in approach by the defendant insurer, proceedings were issued and an application was made for a substantial interim payment. The Defendant opposed that application on the basis that none of the Claimant’s expert evidence could be relied upon, those experts having seen Progress Reports prepared by the Case Manager that were legally privileged.

That issue, and the application of the Rehabilitation Code, was listed for determination by HHJ Wood QC, with the Defendant’s arguments comprehensively rejected.

Chris was instructed by Jones Kinvig Lawyers.

Chris practises exclusively in the areas of personal injury, clinical negligence and related litigation. He represents claimants and defendants. He has significant experience of all levels of multi track claims up to and in excess of £10 million, particularly in catastrophic injuries (including brain, spine and amputations),  fatal accidents, military claims, clinical negligence, product liability, employer’s liability, chronic pain and fibromyalgia, subtle brain injury, amputations and multiple/complex orthopaedic injuries.