Alastair acts for both Claimants and Defendants in Personal Injury and Professional Negligence work, but has an exclusively Claimant practice in Clinical Negligence. He has represented clients before all levels of the Judiciary, including the House of Lords. His PI work encompasses maximum severity head and spinal injury litigation and his clinical negligence work includes cerebral palsy and other birth injury as well as surgical mismanagement.
Vastly experienced in this field, Clinical Negligence forms a substantial proportion of Alastair’s practice. He appeared in the Court of Appeal in Evans v Birmingham & Black County NHS Trust and has regularly been instructed as Junior Counsel in high value clinical negligence claims in the High Court. His professional negligence practice includes solicitors’ negligence in PI and clinical negligence cases.
He has advised and acted in a wide variety of clinical negligence cases including surgical mismanagement; delayed diagnosis in cancer and other conditions; birth and neonatal injury; complications following cosmetic surgery and cases involving questions of informed consent.
Alastair has appeared before the GMC (acting for both doctors and the GMC), the CICA and at many inquests.
Alastair has extensive experience in Employers’ Liability work in both accident and disease litigation. He appeared in the Court of Appeal in one of the earliest cases on the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992 (Pratt v Intermet Refractories Ltd) and has undertaken numerous “disease” cases involving Hand Arm Vibration, Deafness, Dermatitis, Stress, Work Related Upper Limb Disorders etc.