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. Elliot is a member of the Attorney General's C Panel of Junior Counsel.

Elliot has dealt with credit hire cases from the outset of his practice in 2014. Elliot regularly appears for both Claimants and Defendants at all levels of credit hire litigation, ranging from small claims hearings to multi track trials. 
Elliot has experience of dealing with the full range of issues which frequently arise in credit hire cases, including the enforceability of credit hire agreements, regulatory compliance, intervention and impecuniosity in addition to the more straightforward issues of need, period and rate. Elliot has regularly given seminars and lectures on credit hire since joining chambers in 2014. Elliot is a member of the Attorney General’s Panel of Counsel and a prospective member of the Auto Resolutions Panel.

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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