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Benedict Morillo

Call 2021

Personal Injury

Benedict maintains a general personal injury practice alongside his specialist commercial work. He is an experienced trial advocate, having conducted over 100 final hearings since getting on his feet in April 2022. He particularly welcomes trial instructions in Fast Track and Intermediate Track personal injury matters.

Benedict has experience drafting, advising, and representing in the following areas:

  • Employers’ liability;
  • Occupiers’ liability;
  • Liability for injuries caused by animals;
  • Food contamination and allergies;
  • Road traffic accidents.

Recent advocacy includes:

  • Representing the Defendant at a Multi-Track RTA personal injury trial involving four disciplines of medical expert evidence and a complex causation case on chronic pain;
  • Representing the successful Defendant primary school in a seven-witness slip and trip at work claim;
  • Representing the successful Defendant landlord at trial for a carbon monoxide poisoning claim. Benedict obtained dismissal of the claim on every basis – that no duty of care at common law was owed, that there was no breach of the covenant of repair, and in any event the Claimant had caused her own losses;
  • Representing the Defendant manufacturing company at an employer’s liability trial that involved allegations of an unsafe system of work on the shop floor. Benedict successfully obtained a substantial contributory negligence deduction and a favourable quantum outcome;
  • Representing the successful Defendant trampoline park and obtaining dismissal of an occupier’s liability claim by a trampolining client that resulted in an open fracture to the ankle;
  • Acting in various personal injury CCMCs.

Selected Cases

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



  • 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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