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Jamie Clarke

Call 1995

"Tenacious yet silky smooth in all that he does – a consummate negotiator."
(Legal 500, 2022)

Product Liability

Jamie accepts instructions for advisory and practical advice in this area and has received commendation from clients for his work.

Jamie Clarke’s product liability experience most commonly involves accidents and diseases in employment settings.

In recent months Jamie has been involved in the following cases:

  • A farmer who suffered very serious leg injuries allegedly associated with the failure of the cowling of a seed drill attached to a plough. This case involved cross-border issues because the seed drill was manufactured in Sweden.
  • A skilled factory worker who suffered a penetrating elbow injury whilst using a table cutter to fabricate a table, the allegations concerned a drill bit that failed owing to alleged manufacturing flaws. Issues included the insolvency of the manufacturer.
  • Several claims for occupational asthma and other respiratory diseases associated with allegedly defective fume extraction systems.

In the claims he is handling on behalf of insurers (including foreign insurers), Jamie is seeing renewed interest by Claimant advisers in bringing claims pursuant to the Employer’s Liability (Defective Equipment) Act 1969, following the Coalition government’s restriction on reliance by Claimants on the “6-pack” in civil claims following the coming into force and bedding down of s.69 of the Employment and Regulatory Reform Act 2013.

Jamie also has recent experience of product claims by members of the public, for example an allegation of a spontaneously collapsing foot stool in a famous London restaurant.

Selected Cases

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Qualifications


MA(Hons) Jurisprudence, Christ Church, Oxford (1994)

Memberships


  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • British Insurance Law Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
  • Council Member (Board Director), Incorporated Council of Law Reporting for England & Wales
  • Panel Reviewer for Advocate, the pro bono charity of the Bar
  • Advocacy trainer, Gray’s Inn
  • Former elected member Gray’s Inn Barristers’ Committee

Recommendations


“Tenacious yet silky smooth in all that he does – a consummate negotiator.”

Legal 500, 2022

Very thorough and always has an eye on tactics two or three steps ahead. He is friendly, approachable and very quick to respond, which is a great comfort as the pace of litigation quickens.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022

“Jamie is annoyingly good as an opponent. Confident, assured and very reliable. Is always very well-prepared and enthusiastic about his instructions.”

Legal 500, 2021

“He is excellent, easy to work with, has great attention to detail and technical knowledge, and is clear and concise.”

Chambers & Partners, 2022


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