Nicholas is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution team.
Working for private individuals and major UK insurers on the bringing and defending of personal injury claims in the islands of Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, particularly those arising out of road traffic accidents. His work includes assessing the strength and value of claims, determining where fault lies and where legal proceedings should be issued, attempting to resolve disputes without the need for court action and advising clients in court proceedings where this becomes necessary. Nick is particularly experienced in dealing with the claims for psychological injury and chronic pain which can be difficult to prove and value.
Specialising in the procedural and costs rules of the Channel Islands legal systems, all of which differ, and in dealing with accidents affecting residents of the islands which occur in mainland Europe.
Recent examples of how Nick has supported clients include:
- successfully settling a complicated multi-jurisdictional claim for a Portuguese child, whose family lived in Jersey, who had been injured in a car accident in France involving a lorry registered in Spain which was driven by a resident of Morocco, and where the insurer of the car the child was travelling in was registered in England;
- recovering tens of thousands of pounds from the Motor Insurers’ Bureau on behalf of a motorcyclist in Jersey who had been hit by an uninsured driver;
- obtaining nearly £200,000 for a client who had suffered psychological injuries and the development of chronic pain following a road traffic accident, where the insurer alleged that they were consciously exaggerating their symptoms; and
- helping a client recover substantial damages for a personal injury which dislodged a spinal cord simulator that alleviated chronic pain arising from a brain tumour and negligent dental treatment.