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Philip is a barrister at Ropewalk Chambers, an award winning chambers based in Nottingham.

He specialises in personal injury, industrial disease and clinical negligence law.

Personal Injury

Philip has extensive experience of trial advocacy and interim hearings, incorporating the full range of personal injury litigation. His practice focuses on employers’ liability cases, occupiers’ liability cases and highways cases. He also regularly acts in cases arising from road traffic accidents (including credit hire disputes), counter-fraud cases and Animals Act cases. Philip has a wide-ranging paperwork practice, as well as settling Court proceedings. He regularly advises on liability, quantum and issues of medical causation.


Disease

Philip specialises in cases of industrial disease involving noise-induced deafness, vibration and exposure to harmful dusts and asbestos. He has been instructed on multi-track trials, appeals, show cause proceedings in the Queen’s Bench Division and interim hearings. He has acted for clients at Inquests and is regularly instructed to settle pleadings and to draft applications. Recent cases of note include:

(1) Junior counsel in the Supreme Court case of McDonald v National Grid Electricity Transmission PLC [2014] UKSC 53;
(2) Junior counsel to Patrick Limb QC in a conjoined appeal to HHJ Robinson at the Sheffield County Court on the circumstances in which a Defendant would be granted permission to rely upon its own medical evidence in Noise Induced Hearing Loss cases on the Fast Track;
(3) Instructed to act for the Defendant on a £300,000 HAVS trial.


Clinical Negligence

Philip acts for in clinical negligence and care cases, including representation at Inquest and at the advisory stage. He has acted in numerous cases involving the negligent development of pressure sores, failures to supervise patients who are at risk of falling and surgical negligence.

Please see Philip's full profile at www.ropewalk.co.uk

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