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Benedict Morillo

Call 2021

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Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Sitting with Alexander Macpherson during pupillage gave Benedict exposure to a variety of personal injury claims arising from road traffic accidents, unsafe systems of work, defective equipment, manual handling operations, and occupier’s liability cases.

Examples of his work include:

  • Public liability – (during pupillage) drafting a Defence on behalf of a restaurant which was allegedly negligent by failing to check whether a customer had allergies.
  • Public liability – (during pupillage) drafted a Counterschedule in a claim involving an alleged permanent loss of working capacity and a disadvantage on the labour market.
  • Public liability – (during pupillage) drafted a Counterschedule in a claim involving a fatal accident and several financial dependents.
  • Employer’s liability – (during pupillage) advising on liability in a claim involving a forensic pathologist suffering trauma from examining fire casualties.
  • Employer’s liability – (during pupillage) drafting a Defence on behalf of an employer in a claim concerning an unsafe system of manual work at a prosthetic implant manufacturing plant.
  • Employer’s liability – (during pupillage) advising on liability in a claim brought by a receptionist who developed a work-related upper limb disorder.
  • Employer’s liability – (during pupillage) advising on liability and contributory negligence in a claim brought by a lorry driver who fell off of the bed of his lorry on an icy day, having failed to grit the bed of his lorry despite being provided with grit by his employer.
  • Employer’s liability – (during pupillage) advising on settlement strategy in a claim brought under the Employer’s Liability (Defective Equipment) Act 1969 which involved multiple defendants. The claim involved an employee being trapped inside a lorry after one of its doors slammed shut without warning.
  • Clinical negligence – (during pupillage) assisted Victoria Woodbridge with a novel  claim for a secondary victim father’s psychiatric injury in a wrongful birth claim following the birth of a severely disabled child.
  • Industrial disease – (during pupillage) advising on liability and drafting a Defence in a living mesothelioma claim concerning asbestos exposure at a bank in the 60s and 70s.
  • Industrial disease – (during pupillage) drafting a Counterschedule in a fatal mesothelioma claim.

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Awards


  • Academic Scholarship, Oriel College (2017-2019)
  • Oriel College Prize for Finals results (2019)
  • Finalist (top 12 of over 100 essays), Times Law Awards (2020)

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Qualifications


  • BA Jurisprudence (Double First, 9/250 in cohort); Oriel College, University of Oxford
  • Bachelor of Civil Law (Distinction); Oriel College, University of Oxford
  • Bar Vocational Studies (Distinction); City, University of London

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