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Erica Power

Call 1990

"She's always willing to call you and talk something through, no matter how minor it is."
(Chambers & Partners 2016)

Personal Injury

Erica has wide experience in all areas of personal injury work, including injuries of the utmost severity, fatal accidents and employers’ liability. She has a mixed practice, acting for both Claimants and insurers.

Erica has acted in cases involving various forms of catastrophic injury, including severe brain damage, spinal injuries and amputations. She has a particular interest in cases involving significant head injuries and is familiar with settling complex Schedules and Counterschedules.

She has also acted in numerous fatal accident claims for both Claimants and Defendants over the years.

Selected Cases

  • Settlement of £600,000 in respect of a young man injured in a road traffic accident when he was just three years old, and an award of £1m approved by the court in respect of a young woman who lost her unborn child in an accident in which she also sustained a severe head injury. Capacity and credibility were hotly contested.
  • Alexander & Others v Midland Bank Plc [2000] ICR 464, [1999] IRLR 723, CA. Junior counsel for the Defendant. Experience of a wide range of conditions and occupations including data entry operatives, sonographers and factory.
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Qualifications


  • ADR Accredited Mediator
  • Kennedy & Hardwicke Scholarships, Lincoln’s Inn (1990)
  • Inns of Court Studentship Award (1989)
  • LLM, University of Virginia
  • BA (Hons), Trinity College, Cambridge University

Memberships


  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

Recommendations


“A very accomplished product liability barrister, who’s very considered in her approach and also very responsive. She’s always willing to call you and talk something through, no matter how minor it is. Also has a very good, common-sense approach.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“Her skillset includes personal injury, group litigation and product liability knowledge.”

Legal 500 2016

“She is a brilliant junior who provides strong support on the technical side.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“Very approachable, intelligent and thorough, she has a good courtroom presence.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“Hardworking; good in group litigation.”

Legal 500 2015


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