Barrister

Elliot Kay

Year of call 2013

Personal Injury

Practice Summary

Elliot acts for Claimants and Defendants in equal measure across the full range of personal injury litigation. Elliot is regularly instructed for liability trials and hearings on quantum. Elliot also appears at CCMCs and oral applications at all stages of proceedings.

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Elliot deals with increasingly complex and high value cases and has experience of both fast track and multi track cases from the advisory stage right through to trial. 

Elliot has experience in the following areas:

  • RTAs (including credit hire);
  • Occupiers’ Liability;
  • Highways Act;
  • Defective Premises;
  • Employers’ Liability;
  • Public Liability;
  • Inquests; and
  • Travel law claims.

In addition to his advocacy work, Elliot has a busy paper practice. He frequently advises on both liability and quantum in addition to drafting pleadings and statements of case.

In his free time Elliot is a keen sportsman and can often be found playing one sport or another. For reasons best known to him, Elliot continues to find the enthusiasm to follow  the fortunes of Leeds United.

NOTABLE CASES

Elliot’s recent cases  include:

Mallinson v Garside

Advising on quantum in a case involving a significant head injury and bilateral high sensorineural hearing loss.

Atack v McHugh

Advising on quantum following a fractured skull, personality changes and an increased risk of developing epilepsy.

Moore v Bashir and Baskaran

Advising on both liability and quantum in a case involving a fire at mixed use premises which resulted in significant respiratory issues.  Elliot went on to successfully represent the Claimant at trial.

Khaliq v Axa (HHJ Gosnell, Leeds County Court)

Appearing at trial in a case which involved allegations of fraud and fundamental dishonesty.  Elliot successfully retained the Claimant's QOCS protection.


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