Brian led a group action claim on behalf of over 35 men with vibration injuries, including hand–arm vibration syndrome and carpal tunnel syndrome, that were caused by the use of vibrating tools whilst working at an aluminium smelter in Northumberland. The defendant denied the claims and the litigation went on for a number of years. Ultimately the defendant settled the claims at a week-long  joint settlement meeting. Each client received significant compensation, many of whom received tens of thousands of pounds, and overall damages obtained were approximately £1 million.