Ted accepts instructions across all of 12KBW’s core areas. He has particular experience in claims involving personal injury, fundamental dishonesty, clinical negligence, fatal accidents, sports injuries, inquests, employers’ liability and costs.

In addition to a busy Court diary of Fast and Multi Track trials and interlocutory matters, Ted’s paperwork practice includes advising and pleading in high value claims for both Claimants and Defendants.

Away from Chambers, Ted has several articles published in national newspapers, presented his own radio shows and volunteered both abroad and in the UK with human rights and legal charities.

Ted’s main interests outside law are cooking (and eating), playing football, skiing, and travelling.

Personal Injury
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Ted has an established practice working for both Claimants and Defendants in fast track and multi-track matters, including appearing in trials, CCMCs and interims applications.

He has particular experience in road traffic, occupiers’ liability and employers’ liability matters. Recent cases have included:

  • Acting as a junior in a stress at work claim pleaded in excess of £1 million;
  • Securing a substantial settlement for a pedestrian who suffered a degloving injury after a collision with a bus;
  • Advising on liability in a multi track claim involving a cyclist and a taxi;
  • Successfully avoiding a finding of contributory negligence when acting for a child pedestrian who ran into the road into collision with oncoming traffic.

Ted regularly gives talks and seminars on PI related matters. Recent talks have included the impact of Brexit on litigation, settlement in multiparty and/or complex matters, and the future of the remote Bar post-covid.

Clinical Negligence
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Ted accepts instructions from both Claimants and Defendants. Ted’s recent cases have included negligent hospital, ophthalmic and dental treatment. He has a growing practice dealing with pressure sores matters. Ted has recently completed a secondment at the Association of Optometrists, working on high value multi track claims.

Ted is also a regular contributor to 12KBW’s clinical negligence blog:

https://clinicalnegligence.blog

Fundamental Dishonesty
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Ted regularly acts in fast and multi-track matters where fundamental dishonesty is the central issue. He accepts instructions from both Claimants and Defendants, and is happy to provide early stage advice and to appear at trial. Recent cases have included:

Most recently Ted has –

  • Succeeded in having an employers’ liability claim dismissed and an enforceable costs order imposed after securing a finding of fundamental dishonesty. The Court accepted that the alleged incident did not take place as alleged and that the Claimant could not have innocently believed them to have done so.
  • Securing a judgment in favour of a Claimant who was accused of fabricating her injuries in an alleged LVI road traffic accident. The Court accepted that, although the incident was indeed at low speed, the Claimant’s uniquely extensive medical history rendered her more susceptible to sustaining an injury even in an otherwise minor collision;
Inquests
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Ted accepts instructions to represent families and interested parties at inquests. His recent cases have included:

  • Acting for the family of a motorcyclist who was killed in a road traffic accident;
  • Acting for the family of a patient who died as a result of alleged deficiencies in his medical care.
Fatal Accidents
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Ted has experience advising, drafting and appearing in Court in matters arising from fatal accidents. Ted’s recent cases have included fatally clinical negligent care, and appearing in the High Court to secure the approval of a settlement on behalf of two siblings.

Ted is experienced at dealing with costs arising from trials, procedural hearings and interlocutory matters in both the Fast Track and Multi Track. He is keen to develop this practice further and is happy to accept instructions from Claimants and Defendants.

Arising out of a keen personal passion for sport, Ted has a growing practice in sports injuries, and most recently successfully acted for a child in a ski accident claim. He is keen to develop this area further, and accepts instructions from both Claimants and Defendants. Ted is happy to accept instructions on a CFA basis.

Public Authority
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Ted has particular experience in representing local authorities in Highways Act and personal injury claims. He has recently been instructed in the High Court in a claim involving human rights. He is keen to continue to expand this area of his practice.

International & Travel
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Ted accepts instructions in international and travel cases, including those involving road traffic accidents abroad.. He has particular experience of trials and case management hearings in this field.

Health & Safety
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Ted is an experienced advocate in health and safety disputes, and accepts instructions from both claimants and defendants.

Credit Hire
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Ted regularly acts in Fast and Multi Track credit hire cases, both for the Claimant and Defendant. He is an experienced advocate across the full range of credit hire issues.

Qualifications & Awards
  • BPTC, City University
  • GDL, City University
  • BSc in Politics (First Class), University of Bristol
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Lord Haldane Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn