Stuart has extensive experience across the full spectrum of catastrophic injury claims, including severe traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, brachial plexus injury, amputations and poly-trauma. He acts only for Claimants. Stuart regularly appears in the High Court and spends much of his time in conference with experts, drafting complex Schedules of Loss and representing Claimants at Joint Settlement Meetings. His role as General Editor of the APIL Guide To Catastrophic Injury Claims places him at the forefront of work within this field, meaning he is frequently instructed on the very highest value cases.
Notable Personal Injury cases
B v. M (2021)
£6.35 million settlement (including costs) for 36-year-old above knee amputee who was run over in a RTA. One the highest known settlements for an above knee amputee.
W v. X (2021)
£7.2 million settlement for father of 2 who sustained severe orthopaedic injuries (lower and upper limb) in a RTA. One of the highest known settlements for poly-trauma without amputation or spinal cord injury.
XYZ & XYL (2020-ongoing)
A unique case involving 2 young sisters (both children) rendered paraplegic in a road traffic accident. Combined, this will be one of the largest ever PI claims.
Millar v. Oliver (2018-ongoing)
Instructed to conduct claim in Northern Ireland on behalf of businessman and elite athlete who has been rendered paraplegic in RTA. Covered across national media in Ireland. Likely to be the biggest personal injury claim ever made in Northern Ireland.
JWF [A Protected Party] v YWC (2018)
Lump sum settlement of £1,850,000 plus PPOs for care, case management and therapeutic needs for retired GP who suffered a severe traumatic brain injury and multiple orthopaedic injuries in RTA. Settlement approved at High Court.
XXP v. Metodiev (2018)
£10,000,000 lump sum settlement for catastrophically brain damaged student. 95:5% split liability. Lump sum settlement required because there was no reasonable security for a PPO. Settlement approved at High Court.
M v X (2017)
£9 million settlement for motorcyclist who sustained severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) and spinal cord injury (ASIA grade C, at level T6), with secondary complications arising from post-traumatic syrinx. Significantly limited life expectancy.
Peters v. MOD (2017)
Claim against MOD on behalf of a civilian forensic scientist who was badly injured in an explosion whilst working in a MOD laboratory in Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2011. Case covered across national media. Details of settlement confidential.
JDF v Hampshire County Council (2017)
Claim on behalf of catastrophically brain damaged child injured in a RTA. Thought to be the highest ever personal injury damages award made or approved by a Court, with lump sum of £9,113,074 combined with PPOs for care & case management. The settlement had a capitalised equivalent value of £28 million. Stuart conducted the vast majority of the case as junior counsel without a leader but was led at the JSM by Frank Burton QC in his last case at the Bar before retirement.