Stuart McCracken

Call 2010

mccracken@exchangechambers.co.uk

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Personal Injury

Stuart has a busy and wide-ranging personal injury practice. He acts in a sensitive but forthright manner in  multi-track claims on behalf of both claimants and defendants, and is happy to accept instructions on a CFA basis.

His main areas of expertise include:

  • Road traffic accidents
  • Military cases
  • Public liability
  • Employers’ liability
  • Costs Budgeting
  • Actions against the Police
  • CICA claims

Always happy to provide informal advice on procedure and tactics at any stage in proceedings, Stuart prides himself on an ability to establish strong relationships with solicitors and clients. He is able to draw on his experience prior to the Bar when dealing with cases that have human rights implications; something in which he has a particular interest.

Personal Injury 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.