Stuart McCracken

Call 2010

mccracken@exchangechambers.co.uk

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Practice Overview

Stuart has a broad common law practice. Considered a bright junior, his predominantly multi-track practice extends to all aspects of personal injury work, including road traffic accidents, military claims, employer’s liability and costs budgeting.  He is regularly instructed in cases pleaded in excess of £500,000. He also has experience of CICA claims and actions against the police.

With a caring, compassionate nature and an innate sense of justice, human rights issues are very important to Stuart, having worked in Parliament and at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda. This included the development of draft legislation to criminalise British participation in extraordinary rendition, and litigation in the UK and US under Freedom of Information laws to secure the release of important information on rendition. Naturally he welcomes instructions with a human rights element that will enable him to bring his experience and skills in this arena to the fore.

Cases

M v MOD (2019)In this liability denied military claim involving a significant knee injury sustained during a training exercise, Stuart acted for the claimant throughout and secured a net settlement of £335,000 at a JSM.

P v S (2018) – Stuart was involved in this claim arising out a meniscal injury sustained at work from an early stage, ultimately securing a settlement of £320,000 at a JSM.

C v CICA (2016) – In this sensitive CICA claim Stuart successfully argued that the Authority had adopted the wrong tariff and secured a doubling of the Appellant’s award on appeal.

S v GMP (2016) – Stuart acted for the claimant from the outset in this action against the police following a police dog bite, advising on prospects, quantum and evidence, and ultimately securing a settlement.

R v Jones [2013] EWCA Crim 397 – Stuart appeared in the Court of Appeal in this appeal against sentence in a racially aggravated s.47 assault case.