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Personal Injury

The team is headed by Associate Solicitor Greg Bee, who has specialised in acting for Claimants in personal injury claims since 1997. He has extensive experience in dealing with a whole range of cases involving significant injuries, including those involving catastrophic brain injury, spinal cord injury and fatal accidents. He is experienced in handling cases in the High Court and County Court, but will seek to resolve cases without the need for litigation if at all possible.

Generally, Spearing Waite LLP deal only with cases involving injuries which are likely to attract compensation in excess of £25,000. We do not operate in conjunction with claims management companies.

Greg will also seek to arrange medical rehabilitation for the injured client at the outset of the claim, which in appropriate cases will be agreed and funded by the relevant insurers, without any impact on the financial compensation claim.

Greg and his team offer a no obligation free initial consultation and conditional fee agreements (known as “no win no fee” agreements) are offered in appropriate cases. Both home and hospital visits can be arranged as appropriate.

Greg is a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Accreditation Scheme. This means that his expertise in personal injury has been tested, assessed and accredited by the Law Society. This scheme promotes standards of excellence in the delivery of legal services. Only practitioners who meet the exact requirements are permitted to become a member of the scheme. When you see the logo, you will know that the practitioner’s skills and knowledge have been rigorously and independently tested.

Greg is also a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) at Senior Litigator level. APIL is an organisation which is dedicated to promoting the rights of accident victims.

Some of the areas in which we can help you are as follows:-

  • Accidents in the workplace
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Accidents involving cyclists or pedestrians
  • Accidents in someone else’s property

If you would like to discuss your potential claim in more detail, please call us now for a no obligation chat.

4 reasons to choose Spearing Waite LLP

  1. Accredited by the Law Society and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
  2. Highly experienced and specialist personal injury lawyer handling your case, who you can speak to throughout your case.   
  3. No obligation free initial consultation.
  4. “No win no fee” arrangements offered in appropriate cases.

Legal News

In English Heritage v Taylor 2016 EWCA Civ 448 (Court of Appeal, 11th May 2016) the Claimant Mr Taylor was a visitor to Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight. Part of the castle grounds consisted of an elevated cannon firing platform, behind which there was a steep slope down to a grass pathway. There was an informal path down the slope to the pathway, and beyond the pathway was a wall and dry moat. Mr Taylor was walking down the path, lost his footing, falling over the grass pathway and into the moat. He sustained serious head injuries as a result.
It was alleged that English Heritage had been negligent and in breach of the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, which provides that occupiers of premises have to take reasonable steps to ensure that visitors are reasonably safe. It should be noted that the test is one of reasonableness and there is no absolute duty on an occupier to ensure that a visitor is completely safe. The trial judge found that the failure to warn of the danger, which could have been dealt with by a sign, was a breach of the Act, although Mr Taylor was found to be 50% to blame for the accident. English Heritage appealed against the finding of liability.
The Court of Appeal found that the sheer drop was not an obvious danger, and there was a real and obvious risk of serious injury and reasonable steps should have been taken to protect visitors against the danger. A warning sign would have been a reasonable step in the circumstances, and it was a question of considering all the circumstances. Here the Court were dealing with a specific set of circumstances and so the decision does not mean that in all cases, warning signs will be necessary. The finding of 50% blame against Mr Taylor was upheld as being reasonable.
The case demonstrates that claims involving the potential liability of an occupier are very fact specific and so an occupier who has acted reasonably will not be found liable under the 1957 Act.

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