Barrister

Bronia Hartley

Year of call 2006

Personal Injury

Practice Summary

Bronia regularly acts on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants.

Advisory and court-based practice on the fast and multi tracks at all stages of proceedings.

  • Employers' liability
  • Pre-trial reviews
  • Occupiers' liability
  • Interim applications, including relief from sanction
  • Highways cases
  • Disposal hearings
  • Road traffic accidents, including low velocity impacts and fraud
  • Cost Case Management Conferences
  • Defective Premises Act claims
  • Detailed costs hearings
  • Consumer Protection Act claims
  • CPR r.48.8 "show cause" costs applications
  • Inquests

Credit Hire

Bronia has extensive experience acting for both claimants and defendants in credit hire litigation on the fast and multi tracks and she regularly writes and delivers training in this area. 

In addition to those issues which arise as standard in cases concerning credit hire, Bronia is fully versed in all arguments regarding:

  • Ex turpi causa 
  • Profit earning chattels
  • Enforceability 
  • Intervention letters
  • Fraud/fundamental dishonesty 

Bronia is appointed to the Attorney General’s Panel B of Junior Counsel.

Seminars

Bronia regularly gives talks and provides in-house training to solicitors.  She is also a regular contributor to Zenith Chambers' PI blog.


Recent Cases

  • Employers' liability case where the Claimant slipped and fell on snow and ice whilst carrying a bag of rock salt to his stranded lorry, sustaining a serious knee injury.  Schedule of Loss exceeding £300,000.
  • Claim involving a protected party who suffered a traumatic brain injury which caused temporary cortical blindness and protracted PTSD. 
  • Claim involving complex issues surrounding public rights of way and negligent nonfeasance towards members of the public (a McGeown case).
  • Employers' liability case where the Claimant struck his face whilst securing the curtain side of his lorry.  The Claimant suffered permanent nerve damage, a closed head injury, PTSD and depression.  


Personal Information

Bronia is a keen climber. She also enjoys walking, running and live music.

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