Louis Browne QC settles amputee claim by Britain’s strongest disabled man

September 6, 2017

Acting on behalf of the Ministry of Defence, Louis Browne QC from Exchange Chambers has settled a serious injury claim by Mark Smith, Britain’s strongest disabled man.

The most substantial claims were those for the cost of future prosthetic devices, care, case management and accommodation.

Mark Smith served in the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards from 2003 – 2013 on operations in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan.  He also served overseas in Jamaica, the Falklands, Kenya and Canada.

In July 2011, while on a live firing exercise in Canada, he was shot several times in his right leg and right shoulder.  He has since had 26 operations, losing his right leg and part of his right shoulder.

Mark spent two years at DMRC Headley Court, learning to walk and run again.  In 2016, he decided to move into Disabled Strongman, winning Britain’s Strongest Disabled Man in his first competition.  He is currently the World’s 4th Strongest Disabled Man and his goal is to become the World’s Strongest Disabled Man within the next five years.

Louis Browne QC has an extensive high value personal injury practice, working particularly for defendants. Mark Smith was represented by Irwin Mitchell.