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Adam Taylor

Call 2014

Personal Injury

Adam is developing considerable experience in personal injury matters. He achieves excellent results at trial on the multi-track and fast-track, both for claimants and defendants. He regularly attends case management conferences, and he is familiar with cost budgeting. Adam has drafted pleadings and advised in a wide variety of personal injury matters, including cases of fraud, occupiers’ liability, industrial disease, RTAs, pharmaceuticals, dangerous animals, health and safety at work, and landlord-tenant obligations. He is happy to advise on quantum, including the review of expert medical evidence, and he has been instructed as sole counsel in a number of high-value disputes. Adam also recognises the importance of costs, and he has obtained an exception to the QOCS regime for a successful defendant.

Adam is developing a specialism in claims relating to sports and leisure activities, for which, see the Sports Law tab.

Adam has experience in a range of industrial disease matters, and in particular noise-induced hearing loss cases. He has drafted questions to an acoustic engineering expert, drafted defences, held conferences with eminent experts in the field, and advised on breach of duty, causation and limitation. He is regularly required to consider audiograms and the application of the Coles guidelines.

Adam advises, represents and drafts pleadings in fraud cases. He regularly considers surveillance evidence, tests witness evidence in conference, advises on and pleads fundamental dishonesty, and has recently advised on tort of deceit proceedings to reopen a settlement for fraud.

Selected Cases

  • Representing the successful defendant in a two-day multi-track trial involving property adaptations.
  • Representing the successful defendant at trial in a case involving a wedding guest’s fall at a hotel.
  • Advising the claimant in respect of a £100,000 claim involving significant loss of future earnings and medical causation issues.
  • Advising claimant solicitors on, and subsequently drafting, a c.£800,000 schedule of loss in a fatal accident case.
  • Representing the successful defendant at trial in a case involving an employee fall in a store cupboard.
  • Successfully defending a major national food and drinks retailer at trial against a slip/trip claim by its employee. The Defendant won on all contested issues, including reasonable foreseeability of harm and causation of the injury.
  • Successfully resisting a summary judgment application against a defendant in a dangerous dogs case, which involved the consideration of veterinary records.
  • Successfully defending a local authority at trial against a Highways Act claim.
  • Adam advised on the withdrawal of a pre-action admission and drafted the withdrawal letter in a low-value EL claim which later developed into a significant one.
  • Drafting the defence on behalf of a pharmaceutical company in a claim involving alleged incorrect prescription and effect on the claimant’s lupus.
  • Successfully defending the London Ambulance Service in road traffic trials on many occasions.
  • Drafting the defence in an allegedly fraudulent slip/trip claim which involved issues of property boundaries and a McGeown argument.
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  • Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Droop Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Shelford Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Margaret Branthwaite CPE Prize
  • BPTC, University of Law, Birmingham
  • GDL, University of Birmingham
  • BA Hons (First Class), Worcester College, University of Oxford

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  • BASL
  • LCLCBA
  • PIBA

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