Barrister

Catherine Duffy

Year of call 2003

Personal Injury

Practice Summary

Catherine has a well-balanced practice acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants in fast track and multi track cases. Catherine acts at all stages of proceedings, from providing preliminary advice to the conclusion of the trial. Catherine regularly provides written advices on liability and quantum and drafts pleadings.

Catherine has particular experience in:

  • Road traffic accidents (including allegations of fraud)
  • Occupiers' liability
  • Employers' liability
  • Public liability
  • Credit hire claims
  • Costs assessments
  • Coroner's inquests
  • Costs

Notable Cases

G (a minor) and Nixon (2013) – The Claimant was claiming damages as a result of being sexually abused by the Defendant.

Bell and Wytcherley (2013) - The Claimant was involved in a motorcycle accident and sustained multiple injuries including a Le Fort fracture and a ruptured testicle. The accident caused the Claimant to have an increased risk of infertility. Numerous medico- legal experts were obtained.

Patten and Wollaston (2012) - The Claimant was involved in a road traffic accident and sustained a number of injuries including tinnitus. The case involved consideration of pre-existing conditions of tinnitus, cervical spondylosis and degenerative spinal disease.

Hindson and Marston (2011)- The Claimant suffered with complex regional pain syndrome and Dupytren's contracture following a fall. A case involving several experts where complex issues were raised in relation to causation.

Seminars

Assessing Damages

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