I am recognised by The Legal 500 2018 as a ‘next generation lawyer’ and by Chambers and Partners 2019 as ‘an associate to watch’.
Sources interviewed described me as having: ‘a warm approach and a good eye for the important issues‘- The Legal 500 2019; and ‘a real passion for clinical negligence’ and being ‘very keen to ensure clients have healthy and happy lives’ – Chambers and Partners 2018.
I acted for Melanie Brazier on behalf of the estate of her son Steven Brazier who died from an eating disorder which could have been prevented but for failings in his mental health treatment. This case received widespread regional and national news attention and I was interviewed for the BBC about the case.
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 chronic pain claim in the Claimant’s favour two days into a four-day trial
- 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.”