Siobhan has experience of the following types of claim:
Her practice includes cases of asbestosis and diffuse pleural thickening. She has also experience of mesothelioma and lung cancer claims. She undertakes show-cause hearings in the High Court. She advises as to liability, causation and apportionment as well as assessments of damage.
She has been instructed to draft pleadings and to advise on workplace psychiatric injury claims (including cases of over-work and bullying).
Recent cases: a teacher claiming employer ‘over-loaded’ his timetable despite allegedly being aware of a recent history of bipolar disorder and stressed-related depression.
Upper limb disorders:
Including Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, Carpel Tunnel Syndrome: she advises in and fights at trial cases involving manual handling and allegedly defective workstations.
Noise Induced Hearing Loss:
Siobhan regularly fights NHIL trials and holds conferences with engineering and ENT experts. She has successfully argued breach of duty, diagnosis, low fence threshold and de minimis issues at trial as well as limitation.
Recent cases: a young claimant with short history of factory noise exposure and competing history of exposure to rave music. A case of significant asymmetric hearing loss.
Selected CasesView full profile »
- Local authorities on thin ice this winter: contribution claims, the burden of proof and availability of causation defence in HA 1980, section 41(1A) claims
- Harmsworth Entrance Exhibitioner, Middle Temple
- Diplock Scholar, Middle Temple
- CPE, City University
- BA, Oxford University