Daniel has a wide range of experience of personal injury work, with a particular specialism in industrial disease cases. He is an experienced trial advocate, regularly instructed to deal with complex cases on the multi track requiring in-depth analysis of experts’ reports as well as more straightforward cases on the fast track. He has an in-depth understanding of procedural issues as well as the more wide-ranging medical issues of fact which allows him to give focussed and practical advice, ensuring that clients have the best possible prospects of success should their case comes to trial.
In road traffic matters, Daniel has particular expertise in relation to applications to strike out proceedings for vehicle related damages where a personal injury claim has been settled through the portal, and has recently successfully represented two claimants resisting such applications.
Daniel accepts instructions on a CFA basis in appropriate cases.
Daniel also has experience of other civil matters, including general civil trial work, applications for summary judgment/strike out and PAD applications.
Grix v Secretary of State for BEIS – acted for the Claimant in a complex causation trial where NIL was agreed and accordingly no engineering evidence was obtained, but the Claimant had a third pathology with significant asymmetry and bilateral tinnitus. Despite both Mr Lancer and Mr Green agreeing that the LCB 2016 Guidelines showed a de minimis loss, the judge was persuaded that the correct approach was to look at quantification in the round, particularly where there was a significant 4kHz loss, and the Claimant was awarded £4,360 in general damages.
Breach of Duty in Noise Induced Hearing Loss Claims, 16 June 2016
Part 18 and Part 35 CPR, 16 February 2017