I am recognised by The Legal 500 2019 as a ‘next generation lawyer’ and by Chambers and Partners 2020 as a ‘rising star’.
Sources interviewed described me as:
‘punching well above my weight’ and as ‘astute and [he] maintains a good grasp of the overview of the case, even when unexpected complications would knock a lesser lawyer off course’ – The Legal 500 2020;
‘amazing – polite, gracious and he’s kept me informed at all times’ – Chambers and Partners 2019
having ‘a warm approach and a good eye for the important issues‘- The Legal 500 2019; and
having ‘a real passion for clinical negligence’ and being ‘very keen to ensure clients have healthy and happy lives’ – Chambers and Partners 2018.
I generally act for clients where a life changing injury has occurred through negligence or where the issues in dispute are particularly complex. These can be everything from road traffic accidents, employment claims or medical negligence. I have acted on behalf of a number of clients who have suffered severe brain injuries resulting in significant ongoing impairment. I am also frequently instructed to represent families where medical negligence has occurred which has resulted in permanent disability or death. In cases where someone has died I am frequently asked to represent the families of the deceased at an inquest.
I am particular passionate about obtaining justice for families when a wrong has occurred and understand that this is often just as important as the financial side.
I have had a number of cases which have been reported in both the regional and national media and I have been interviewed about these appearing on both television and the radio.
Other matters where I have achieved successful outcomes for clients include:
- Concluding a claim at a settlement meeting before trial for £3.5 million where the Claimant, a young boy, suffered a significant brain injury after a brain abscess was missed by his GP.
- Settling a case for £1.3million on behalf of the family of a man killed by a hit and run driver.
- Obtaining a substantial six figure sum for a woman going blind though medical negligence.
- Settling a chronic pain claim in the Claimant’s favour two days into a four-day trial.
- Acting for a young woman who suffered a spinal cord injury after she was assaulted at work.
- Acting for Keith Tarry in a high profile claim against easyJet.
- Settling a ‘secondary victim’ case two weeks before trial. Liability was denied on the basis that the Claimant had no right in law to damages but despite this, a favourable settlement was achieved.
- Obtaining £225,000 for a client who seriously injured his back during unsafe lifting practices at work.
- Acting for a client who suffered severe pelvic, wrist and head injuries after a fall from height at work.
- Achieving out of Court settlement for a six-figure sum on behalf of a Client who suffered severe burns to 20% of his body during his employment as a welder.
- Acting on behalf of the estate of a father who died as a result of a delay in diagnosing bowel cancer. The case was defended vigorously throughout but the settlement was achieved before trial.
- Acting on behalf of a client who suffered severe orthopaedic injuries after the van he was a passenger in collided with a crane.
I am also heavily involved in charity work. In 2016 I was invited to become a member of the regional steering committee of The Silverlining, a charity dedicated to empowering and supporting those with brain injuries. In 2014 I was part of a team that supported a group of people with brain injuries to travel to Namibia on a goodwill mission and volunteer in the local community. I also volunteer for Gig Buddies, a Stay Up Late project, in Brighton where I support people with learning disabilities to go to gigs.
“We want to take the opportunity to say the biggest thank you for helping T in winning his case, particularly your diligence and expertise in turning a dire situation into a success, which now allows us as a family the stability we need.”
“From the start to the final end result we found [Ben Davey and Alex Brown] to be professional, precise, communicative and very knowledgeable in their field of expertise. Little or nothing was too much for them, they accommodated our every need especially in terms of visiting our home to oversee business since my husband was housebound with little mobility due to a serious accident at work.”