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Shaun Ferris

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Crown Office Chambers (Chambers of Richard Lynagh QC)


Barrister specialising in personal injury, industrial disease, product liability and professional negligence. Currently instructed in: numerous catastrophic injury and multiple injury claims at maximum value including issues as to periodical payments, indexation and the funding of future care; asbestos related litigation; personal injury claims generally for claimants and defendants; product liability litigation involving allegations of defects in pharmaceutical products under the Consumer Protection Act. Previous cases: personal injury: Uren v Corporate Leisure & Ministry of Defence [2010] EWHC 46 QB, [2011] EWCA Civ 66 and [2013] EWHC 353 QB – claim by RAF serviceman who suffered tetraplegia during ‘Its A Knockout’ type game – trial on liability before Field J – defendant succeeded on issue of liability – appeal allowed in Court of Appeal – re trial on liability before Foskett J; Liggins v Marshment [2013] – trial on quantum where claimant alleging accident caused Fibromyalgia – issues as to causation and exaggeration of claim – claim pleaded at circa £950,000 – £8,000 awarded; Lucas v Macho [2012] – claimant based in Spain suffering brain injury – issues as to indexation for any PPO and discount rate where claimant resident abroad – settled at JSM; Kelly v Craft [2012] – claimant suffered traumatic amputation of the right leg and brain injury – issues as to liability and arguments on accommodation and earnings – settled for lump sum and PPO with reverse indemnity attached; Patel v Rumah [2012] – claim for severe brain damage involving issues as to capacity, care and accommodation – pleaded at circa £2,000,000 – settled for lump sum award and PPO for future care; Smithers v French [2011] – paraplegia claim presented at £5,500,000 – difficult issues on expert evidence as to future needs and life expectancy – settled on basis of lump sum and PPO on a stepped basis with provisional damage award built in; Dreisler v Hewitt [2011] – C=claimant suffered paraplegia – claimant resident in Denmark – issues as to state benefits, care provision and earnings where claimant resident abroad – also issues as to indexation and discount rate; Bertoux v Barrett [2011] – claimant suffered brain injury and then bilateral above knee amputations in two road traffic accidents – issues at to causation, PPO and attribution of loss; Cayman Island Cases – instructed by Thorp Alberga in claims being brought by claimants under CFAs in the Cayman Islands involving significant head injuries with issues as to care and loss of earnings; Product liability: instructed by manufacturer of prosthetic hip products to defend claims made after failure of prostheses, James v Eli Lilly [2013] -currently instructed to defend claim against manufacturers of atypical antipsychotic drugs used to treat bipolar disorder or schizophrenia; Hocking v ITW [2012] – fatal accident involving electrical equipment aboard HMS Ark Royal – claim that product defective – issues as to liability, contributory negligence and quantum – claim settled at JSM; Linkwise Sofa Litigation [2011] – instructed on behalf of producers sued for allergic reactions by purchasers of sofas treated with anti mould chemicals.


Called 1985, Gray’s Inn.


PIBA; London Common Law Bar Association; PNBA; South Eastern Circuit.


Chigwell School; Trinity College, Oxford (1984 BA).


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London Bar

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury - Leading Juniors

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