Personal injury & Clinical negligence
Bernard's practice covers all areas of personal injury, most usually:
Bernard is regularly instructed by Insurers wishing to expose fraudulent claims, particularly concerning RTAs and has an excellent success rate. Bernard routinely provides realistic advice on prospects. Bernard enjoys much success in exposing LVI/exaggerated claims; induced accidents; staged/contrived accidents; phantom passengers, etc.
Bernard has significant experience in industrial disease claims, encompassing expertise in the following areas, with a particular focus on deafness:
- Asbestosis and asbestos related lung cancer and mesothelioma
- Asthma and other respiratory conditions
- Cumulative back injury
- Repetitive Strain Injury
- Stress and bullying in the workplace
- Upper limb disorders
- Vibration White Finger (VWF) and Hand/Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS)
Bernard’s extensive experience of fraud across PI is of great assistance when defending suspicious claims.
Bernard has extensive experience across all types of RTA claims, from low-level Fast Track cases to multiple-claimant Multi Track cases.
Bernard is regularly instructed in this field, both for Claimants and Defendants. Typical cases include defective equipment, slips and trips, machine injuries (including those leading to amputation), lack of training, poor/lack of risk assessments.
Public Liability/Highways Act:
All kinds of occupiers’ liability claims, slips and trips on highways and in shops etc.
Claims under the Animals Act 1971 and at common law.
Claims involving injury in utero and/or at birth, and surgical errors and omissions.
Attendance at the Coroner's Court; representation on behalf of the dependants and the estate.
Acting for and against Solicitors and Insurers in claims arising out of PI & Medical cases.
News & Resources
Over the last year or two a common issue in regards to costs in RTA litigation has presented itself at the allocation stage: whether the fixed costs regime continues to apply to a case which no longer continues under the RTA Low-Value Personal Injury Protocol but is allocated to the multi-track after being issued under Part 7.16th November 2016 Read more
As of the 6th of April 2016, important new rules affecting costs budgeting come into force.4th March 2016 Read more
Last week, the Court of Appeal, in the conjoined appeals of Broadhurst & Taylor v Tan & Smith  EWCA Civ 94, settled the argument over which type of costs were applicable in the situation where,...29th February 2016 Read more