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Freeths LLP

5000 OXFORD BUSINESS PARK SOUTH, OXFORD, OX4 2BH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01865 781 000
Fax:
Fax 01865 778504
DX:
45418 COWLEY
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

Paul Chadder

Tel:
Work 01865 781006
Email:
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Defendant Personal injury.

Position

Paul leads the defendant personal injury team. Paul handles all types of personal injury claims, including road traffic accidents, employers' liability, public liability and product liability matters. He specialises in employers' liability and public liability claims including those involving industrial disease. Paul also handles Health & Safety Executive prosecutions and professional indemnity personal injury related matters.

Significant cases include:

Flora Stylianou v (1) Masatomo Toyoshima (2) Suncorp Metway Insurance Ltd (2013) EWHC 2188 (QB). Acted for the Second defendant in a jurisdictional dispute arising from an RTA in Australia involving the correct interpretation of Rome II.

Settlement of a maximum severity paraplegic claim for £4.5 million, pleaded at £18 million.

Successful strike out of a product liability claim and subsequent discontinuance on Appeal with costs summarily assessed in full.

Early settlement of foreign RTA claim at JSM for £250,000 in a claim pleaded at over £800,000.

Claimant discontinuance of an employers' liability brain injury claim with contribution to costs from co-defendant.

Claimant discontinuance of public liability mesothelioma claim.

Under-settlement claim arising from a tripping incident for £300,000 that settled at mediation for £40,000.

Claim arising from a failed stress at work claim for £360,000 that settled at mediation for £50,000.

Paul is joint author of Health and Safety at Work Essentials and author of a Risk Assessment Kit, both published by Lawpack. He is accredited by the Law Society as a personal injury specialist, is a member of Oxford's Medico-Legal Society and is a member of the Reading Chartered Insurance Institute.

Career

Trained Henmans, qualified 1998. Partner 2008.

Languages

French (conversational).

Member

Oxford Medico-Legal Society; Reading Chartered Insurance Institute.

Education

Southampton University (1993 BA Combined Honours English/Philosophy 2(:1)); Exeter University (1994 Diploma in law (merit), 1995 LPC (merit)).

Leisure

Squash (member of Abingdon Squash Club), golf, tennis, cricket, and hockey.


South East: Insurance

Personal injury: defendant

Within: Personal injury: defendant

Freeths LLP's personal injury team undertakes a broad range of work for its strong corporate client base, with a particular expertise in the automotive sector. Led by Paul Chadder (who is noted for his 'clarity and superb client service') the group is renowned for handling high-value and high-profile public liability, employers liability, and industrial injury matters. Associate Matthew Bacon is recommended for his expertise in industrial disease claims.

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