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
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 one of the biggest personal injury claims ever made in Northern Ireland.
R v Gardiner (2021)
7 figure settlement for Claimant whose dominant arm was ripped off when struck by Defendant driver who lost control of his vehicle and left the road. The Claimant’s partner was killed instantly in the accident and she also suffered very serious PTSD. Case covered across the national media.
S v. Kepak Group (2019)
£4.75 million settlement for 37 year old man who suffered extensive lower limb injuries in a workplace accident resulting in a transfemoral amputation and leading to osseo-integration surgery in Australia. One of the highest known amputation awards in UK.
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.
T v. D (2018)
£5,000,000 lump sum settlement for 54 year old man who sustained below knee amputation and brachial plexus injuries in a motorcycle accident.
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
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.