Brian works as a Solicitor in our serious injuries team, and has over 35 years’ experience in personal injury law; with almost 38 years’ experience in assisting people with their legal problems.

Within his extensive career, Brian has been mentioned in the Legal 500 Top Solicitors list, and has been a member of The Law Society Personal Injury Panel for 30 years.

For Brian, the best feeling is putting faith in his clients, so that they walk away knowing he is going to do everything in his power to help them. He works diligently and with integrity, and prides himself on his ability to fight peoples’ corners. Brain refers to himself as a ‘legal social worker’ because he not only utilises his years of legal experience to help his clients, but because he gets to know his clients on a more personal level. He is an empathetic and down to earth individual who is driven to seek justice for those who need it.

Over the years, Brian has built up an impressive portfolio of successful settlements, but in-particular, he has a great deal of experience working on Employer’s Liability Claims; including disease and asbestos injury litigation.

Special Interests (case type)

  • Serious Injury Claims
  • Road Traffic Collision Claims
  • Employers Liability Claims
  • Amputation Claims

Qualifications

  • Diploma in PI Litigation

Publications & Accreditations

  • Member of Law Society Personal Injury Panel/Accreditation Scheme: APIL Accredited Senior Litigator
  • Asbestos & Disease Specialist

Online presence

You can contact Brian at enquiry@seriouslaw.co.uk

Alternatively you can call on  0330 058 0377

Settled cases

Group Action Claim, 2017

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.

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ANON, 2007 – 2012

A clinical negligence claim involving the failure to diagnose and treat, in time, the brain cancer of a young male teacher from Northumberland. The case was vigorously defended by the NHS Trust, who denied any negligence. At an ‘all or nothing’ joint settlement negotiation meeting, Brian succeeded in winning a settlement of £780k for his client.

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ANON 2010

Brian represented a young man (17 at the time of the accident) who was a passenger in his friend’s car, when they were involved in an accident in which the car crashed into a bollard. His friend was killed instantly, and Brian’s client sustained life changing injuries - including one below-knee and one above-knee amputation. Brian successfully settled the claim for £2 million. The young man was an outstanding amateur footballer at the time of the accident, and did not let his accident deter him from an athletic career, having since gone on to play professional disabled basketball in the England Disabled Basketball squad.

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