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Jason Evans-Tovey

Call 1990

"I've used him on cases where I would have been happy to instruct a silk."
(Chambers & Partners 2017)

Personal Injury

Jason has undertaken a great deal of personal injury work over more than 20 years including employers liability cases (Hammond v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis) [2005] PIQR P1 [2004] ICR 1467) and accidents abroad giving rise to jurisdictional and applicable law issues before the ECJ (Watson v First Choice Holidays & Flights Ltd [2001] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 339).

Nowadays because of the demands of other areas of his practice he deliberately limits himself principally to higher-value motor-related cases many of which involve detailed expert evidence on liability. Jason read science at university.

Selected Cases

  • Frost v Oldfield [2010] EWHC 3641 (QB) – Acting for insurers in a high-speed motorcycle sideswipe collision resulting in a lost limb and other serious injuries.
  • Flavio v Jeffrey [2008] EWHC 2331 (QB) – Cyclist crossing dual carriageway hit by car.
  • Chadli v Brooks [2005] EWCA Civ 211 – Child run over by a bus.
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Qualifications


  • Arden Scholarship, Gray’s Inn
  • Senior Scholar
  • Lizette Bentwich Prize
  • Norton Rose Conflicts of Law Prize
  • LLM, University of Virginia
  • MA (1st Class), Trinity College, Cambridge

Memberships


  • COMBAR
  • LCLCBA
  • PNBA
  • TECBAR

Recommendations


“He’s very easy to work with, commercial, robust and practical, and he can be a bruiser in court when required.”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“I’ve used him on cases where I would have been happy to instruct a silk. He is a pleasure to work with and he doesn’t just sit on the fence, he gives us an answer for where he thinks the case should go.”

Chambers & Partners 2017

“He is very effective, bright and pleasant to deal with.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“He is very highly regarded.”

Legal 500 2016

“Understands the commercial angle of the case straight away.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“A great strategist who puts the fear of God into the other side – he’s great to have in your camp.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“Commercial, approachable and able to grasp technical issues quickly.”

Legal 500 2015

“Very good on cases of a particularly technical nature.”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“Very polished performer.”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“He wins praise both for his balanced and concise advice and for his ability to foresee and meet any difficulties early on in a case.”

Chambers & Partners 2011


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