Personal

Employment, personal injury, clinical negligence and fatal accidents

We have acted in over 1,000 claims for loss of earnings, pension, benefits in kind and / or dependency with claimed losses up to £20 million

We are usually instructed in more complex matters - eg, claims brought by US citizens, recording artists / celebrities, company director-shareholders, senior employees and the self-employed

On many occasions we have identified errors of principle in the claim as advanced - often resulting in claims being abandoned or significantly revised

Our caseload has included:

  • One where we calculated losses around £0.5m, some five times the opinion of the Defendant's expert (a very experienced forensic partner). The claim settled in line with our calculations
  • A fatal accident where we were asked to look at a report obtained by the Claimant’s solicitors from a major forensic practice. We identified that the losses were considerably understated, following which we were instructed formally and the original accountants accepted no fees would be paid to them
  • A joint instruction where we calculated potential losses up to £25,000 a year. However, we identified serious discrepancies in disclosed evidence such that there might be little or no loss. At trial, the Claimant "dropped" us and claimed £40,000 a year but, the judge awarded nil loss of earnings based on discrepancies we had highlighted in documentary and oral evidence
  • One Deceased who left no records other than out of date accounts. We obtained evidence from customers of his income and evidence from his widow of her earnings and of household spending. Based on that evidence, we demonstrated his earnings in the two years pre-death were significantly higher than the earlier accounts indicated. The insurer accepted our findings