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

X v P (2020) – represented the claimant motorcyclist, who sustained severe orthopaedic injuries to the left limb, pelvis and hip, from an early stage. Issues included residual earning capacity, life expectancy and care/aids. The claim settled for £575,000.

X v M (2020) – acted for the claimant who sustained a broken ankle during a military pre-recruitment course. Liability was contested and expert liability, medical and employment evidence was required. The claim settled for £175,000 at a JSM.

X v J (2019) – the claimant motorcyclist sustained a severe knee dislocation, with rupture of the ligaments, when he was struck by a car which pulled out across his path. Stuart drafted the detailed schedule of loss and achieved a settlement of £250,000 at a JSM.

X v M (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.

X 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.