Colin maintains a busy practice in all areas of fast and multi track personal injury litigation, acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants. He appears regularly in hearings relating to all aspects of personal injury work, as well as in relation to procedural issues and costs. He is happy to accept instructions on a conditional fee or direct access basis where appropriate.
In addition to his court work Colin maintains a busy paper practice, advising on issues of liability and quantum as well as drafting pleadings, schedules of loss, witness statements and any other documents required as part of the litigation process. He provides sensible, down-to-earth advice within reasonable timescales.
Colin has many years experience of dealing with credit hire claims. He is regularly instructed in fast and multi track credit hire matters by both claimants and defendants. Colin has significant experience of issues such as enforceability, need, period, rate, “Copley” offers, impecuniosity and mitigation generally. As part of his court practice Colin regularly appears in cases involving high value credit hire claims, often involving prestige vehicles. He also regularly appears in cases involving credit hire claims for taxis. In addition to his court practice, Colin is happy to draft pleading and Part 18 questions and to advise on credit hire matters generally. As well having an excellent knowledge of technical credit hire arguments, including those arising from recent cases such as McBride v UKI, Stevens v Equity and Zurich v Umerji, Colin is sensitive to the commercial reality of credit hire claims for both claimants and defendants.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
Colin is regularly instructed in many areas of fast and multi track personal injury work, including:
Road Traffic Accidents
Stage 3 Hearings
Claims Involving Animals
Industrial Disease – Particularly Noise Induced Hearing Loss
In addition, Colin is regularly instructed in costs cases, including:
Costs & Case Management Conferences
Post Graduate Diploma In Law
Qualified Solicitor (Non-Practising)
Former Chartered Legal Executive
Stage 3 Hearings
Fixed Costs & QOCS
Part 36 Update
QOCS, Discontinuance and Strike-Out
Can A Part 36 Offer Extinguish An Earlier Offer? – DB UK Bank Ltd (T/A DB Mortgages) v Jacobs Solicitors  EWHC 1614 (Ch) – July 2016
Has The Claimant Beaten Its Part 36 Offer? – Purrunsing v A’Court & Co (A Firm)  EWHC 1528 (Ch) – July 2016
Credit Hire – Defendant Entitled To Summary Judgment When Claimant Could Not Establish Need – Paul Simon Frankland v UK Insurance – Darlington CC – 18/03/2016 – April 2016
Credit Hire Charges Remain In Protocol – Stage 3 Procedure Appropriate – Not appropriate To Reallocate To Part 7 – Sean Phillips v Carol Willis  EWCA Civ 401 – April 2016
Whiplash & Soft Tissue Quantum Update – April 2016