Prior to being called to the Bar, Nigel served as an officer in the Royal Navy. After leaving the Navy he went to St John’s College, Cambridge where he read Law and won the McMahon and Larmor Awards.
His practice centres on substantial personal injury claims, fatal accident claims, medical negligence and general common law and he enjoys the complexity that comes with jurisdictional disputes, credit hire claims and contractual disputes flowing from an accident.
His common law practice covers a wide range of areas, including:
- Catastrophic injuries
- Brain injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Dental negligence
- Medical negligence
- Consumer credit hire claims
- Workplace accidents
- Fatal accidents and inquests
- Professional negligence disputes generally involving Lawyers
- Industrial Disease including Noise Induced Hearing Loss and Chemical Poisoning
Personal Injury Cases
Nigel is regularly instructed to act in catastrophic and fatal accident claims and appears regularly in the High Court. He has recently acted in the following cases:
H (a child) v R
Highly complex dispute involving 6 parties where a young girl had fallen out a window and suffered brain injury – the case settled after a 2 day mediation and damages of £3.45 million were recovered
H v Sussex HA
A lady sectioned under the mental health act attempted suicide and ended up having a lower leg below knee amputation – a difficult case on breach, causation and damages and £1.25M was recovered
F v D
A young lady walked out in front of a bus and suffered subtle brain damage – liability was in dispute and we recovered £950k
B v UK Insurance
A young man suffered a high spinal injury rendering him tetraplegic
– shortly before trial the case settled at £10.8M
He regularly defends substantial credit hire claims for Defendants and has acted in a number of landmark cases:
Trivitt v Steel Trans SRO
HHJ Gregory QC – Hire agreements exceeding 90 days invalid unless complies with the CCA
Corbett v Gaskin
HHJ Harris QC – interest not recoverable on credit hire claims
He is on a number of Insurers’ panels, both foreign and UK, and acts for a wide variety of Claimant firms in cases that exceed £25,000 in value. He is the first choice for many well-known North West firms for difficult or valuable personal injury claims.
Nigel is presently acting for one of the seriously injured people in the Alton Towers smiler accident and one of the bereaved families following the Guildford G Live accident.