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24 THE ROPEWALK, NOTTINGHAM, NG1 5EF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0115 947 2581
Fax:
Fax 0115 947 6532
DX:
10060 NOTTINGHAM-17
Email:
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www.ropewalk.co.uk
Ropewalk Chambers, Douglas Herbert, Nottingham, ENGLAND

Douglas Herbert

Tel:
Work 0115 947 2581
Email:
Ropewalk Chambers (Ropewalk Chambers)

Work Department

Personal injury and clinical negligence.

Position

Douglas specialises in personal injury and professional negligence (particularly clinical negligence) cases. He prides himself on his good and friendly manner with clients, which is coupled with his rigorous, clear and focused approach to the issues involved in the claim. Notable cases include: Samuel v Andrews [2010] EWHC 125 (QB) (young child run over by car rolling in reverse in car park raising issues of breach of duty and foreseeability); Preston v City Electrical Factors Ltd [2009] EWHC 2907 (QB) (interim payment and how affects periodical payment order); McKenney v Foster (T/A Foster Partnership) [2008] EWCA Civ 173 (liability under Animals Act – cow escaping onto the highway causing fatal road accident); Buck & Others v Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust [2006] EWCA Civ 1576 (mental health patient assaulting care staff); Thompson v Hampshire County Council [2004] EWCA Civ 1016 (Highways Act claim – definition/what constitutes a highway and highway authority duties); Rhind v Astbury Water Park Ltd [2004] EWCA Civ 756 (duty of care under Occupier’s Liability Acts 1957 and 1984 – boy diving into lake and suffering catastrophic spinal injury); Green v Bannister [2003] EWCA Civ 1819 (road traffic, pedestrian, foreseeability, standard of care, causation and contributory negligence); Barr v Coventry and Solihull Waste Disposal Co Ltd and Mitsui Babcock Energy Ltd [2002] EWCA Civ 863 (apportionment of liability for injuries sustained by employee working on another’s premises over which employer had no control); Shakoor v Situ [2000] 2 AER 181 (negligence – practitioner of alternative medicine); McCauley v Vine [1999] 1 WLR 1977 CA (Order 14 summary judgment in road traffic accident after conviction for due care); Whybro v Seymour [1998] PIQR 130 CA (striking out); Heer v Tutton & Others [1995] 1 WLR 1336 CA (County Court Order 17 rule 11).

Career

Called 1973; Recorder on the Midland Circuit.

Member

Personal Injuries Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Education

University of Bristol (LLB).

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