Barrister

Christopher Rafferty

Year of call 2010

Personal Injury

Chris specialises in personal injury claims on behalf of both Claimant and Defendant clients, predominantly in medium to high value Fast Track and Multi Track disputes and at all stages of proceedings. He has extensive experience in RTA and EL/PL litigation, regularly appearing in claims involving issues of causation, LVIs, credit hire and fraud.

Chris maintains a busy practice in clinical negligence, conducting litigation involving complex issues of vicarious liability in claims with serious injury and trauma at their centre.

He further acts in claims relating to industrial diseases such as Multi-Track NIHL whilst maintaining expertise in Highways Act claims and travel law. Chris has experience in bringing and defending claims within foreign jurisdictions and, having studied French law and European law in continental universities and being a fluent French speaker, is able to directly assist with such claims.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Chris drafts pleadings and represents client in Court across the spectrum of personal injury claims. He maintains an expertise in the following areas:

  • Mediation
  • Personal Injury on Fast Track and Multi-Track
  • Credit Hire
  • RTAs including LVIs and fraudulent claims
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Industrial Disease
  • Occupiers’ Liability
  • Employers’ Liability
  • CICA Appeals
  • Highways Act
  • Inquests

NOTABLE CASES

RI -v- Lancashire Teaching Hospital (C) – high value medical negligence claim pursuant to unsatisfactory emergency operative treatment.

Shaid -v- TNT UK Ltd (D) – personal injury claim in which the Defendant relied upon the defence of automatism, being unable to control his actions behind the wheel of a HGV.

SP Limited -v- C.C. Services (A) – appeal against an adverse costs order made at the conclusion of a directions hearing.

SEMINARS

Chris regularly delivers CPD approved training and seminars in large and smaller groups, having spoken on the following topics:

March 2016 – CILEX presentation on application of CPR to litigation

November 2015 – Loss of earnings and schedules

October 2015 – Part 36 offers to settle March 2015 – Accidents Abroad

September 2014 – Schedules of special damage and future loss in PI cases

June 2014 – Update to applications for relief from sanctions

May 2014 – Introduction and update to Part 20 claims

December 2013 – Limitation issues in NIHL claims

April 2013 – Jackson Reforms: Changes to the RTA Portal

November 2012 – Travel Law: Package Holiday Regulations and the Conventions

October 2012 – Road Traffic Accidents and the recovery of costs

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