Experience

Marcus was named Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Junior of the Year in Chambers & Partners UK Bar Awards 2016.

He is ranked as the Star Individual Personal Injury Junior Barrister in Chambers & Partners 2017 and as a Band 1 Barrister in Motor Insurance Fraud in Chambers & Partners 2017, and also as a Band 1 Personal Injury Barrister in the Legal 500. He is a Barrister of 23 years call with a specialism in head injury and chronic pain litigation. He has litigated more High Court subtle brain injury cases through to trial than any other barrister and is noted for his leadership in exploring recent changes in neurology in the Courts. He is highly regarded for his insight into the nuances of the medicine and his tenacity in handling medical experts. He is a leading practitioner in fibromyalgia and CRPS litigation. He balances this Claimant practice with a committal practice for Insurance Companies. He is frequently asked to take on cases for Claimants where allegations of dishonesty have been raised in pleadings.

Directories

Chambers & Partners 2017 – Personal Injury: Rank: Star Individual
A pioneer in the areas of complex subtle brain injury and chronic pain syndrome. He has been at the cutting edge of fibromyalgia litigation for many years, and is a vigorous advocate for its recognition by courts and insurers. His tremendous medical knowledge and unwavering commitment are singled out by solicitors, while he is also instructed by insurers for committal proceedings for dishonest litigants.

Strengths: “A brain the size of a planet, incredible on his feet and a lethal cross-examiner.” “At the forefront of the field. Not only does he have an absolutely first-class intellect, he is engaging and a real pleasure to work with. He is a master tactician and an outstanding advocate.” “Very approachable, clients are at ease with him.”

Chambers & Partners 2017 – Motor Insurance Fraud: Band 1
Leading junior for motor insurance fraud cases, particularly those that involve contempt of court.

Strengths: “He is the genius for me. He is gifted, he truly takes care of his cases and he’s a master in his area of practice, especially when it comes to contempt of court.” “He has an incredible ability to see the wood for the trees, and he builds cases without making them into War and Peace, getting the critical points across calmly.”

Recent work: Successfully proved contempt of court in a case where four individuals were accused of staging a ‘crash for cash’ incident in April 2011.

Personal Injury
“Not only does he have an absolutely first-class intellect, he is engaging and a real pleasure to work with.”
Legal 500, 2016

“A leading personal injury junior with substantial expertise in chronic pain, brain injury and insurance fraud cases. He is noted by solicitors for his ready understanding of complex medical evidence. Strengths: “He is becoming one of the leading barristers in subtle brain injury case.” “He is able to present complex medical principles in a way that the court can easily grasp and understand.”

Education

Eton College
Reading University – BA in Economics and Accountancy
University of Westminster – CPE
Inns of Court School of Law
Lincoln’s Inn Scholar – Sir Thomas Moore and Lord Denning Scholarships

Professional Memberships

PIBA

Languages

English
Spanish

Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work

Mediator

Qualified Mediator

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Nielson v. Argos 28.04.17

43-year-old Warehouse Worker recovered £539,000 for post traumatic fibromyalgia following a workplace accident – Marcus Grant instructed by Steven Akerman of Brian Barr Solicitors represented the Claimant.

Warren v. Masters 22.03.17

Widow recovers £150,000 from a landowner in respect of the death of her husband killed by a falling branch from one of his trees. Marcus Grant instructed by Nick Godwin of Slater & Gordon, represented a 68-year-old widow whose 64 year old husband died when a branch from an oak tree struck his passing car on an A road in Berkshire. Liability was disputed.

Liverpool Victoria v. Yavuz & 8 Others 06.04.17

HHJ Wood QC permits committal proceedings for contempt of Court to proceed against 9 injury claimants. Marcus Grant instructed by Marsha Crossland of DWF LLP, represented Liverpool Victoria Insurance who applied to commit to prison for contempt off Court nine members of the Turkish community in North London who brought injury claims arising from three alleged accidents.

Maguire v. Carillon Services Limited 31.03.17

HHJ Main QC accepted evidence of a scientific link between trauma and fibromyalgia. Marcus Grant instructed by Lindsay Ryan of Brian Barr Solicitors, represented a 54 year old civil servant who was involved in a lift accident.

MT v. JCP & MIB 24.03.17

Marcus Grant, instructed by Alexander Wormald of Clarkson, Wright & Jakes, represented a 17 year old pillion passenger on a motorcycle who sustained a severe brain injury in a road accident with an uninsured driver.

Patterson v. Keegan 23.11.16

44 year old IT Project Manager  recovered £700,000 for the consequences of developing fibromyalgia after a road accident.  Marcus Grant (instructed by Alex Cohen of Brian Barr Solicitors) appeared for the Claimant.

P v. Grant – 19.12.16 19.12.16

34 year old Police Officer  recovered £600,000 net of contributory negligence for the consequences of a brain injury sustained in a motorcycle accident.  Marcus  Grant (instructed by Nigel Mills of New Law Solicitors) appeared for the Claimant.

Aviva Insurance v. Steffen (Unrep) 25.11.16

Garnham J finds one count of contempt proved and two counts not proved. Marcus Grant (instructed by Laura Sales of Keoghs LLP) appeared for Aviva Insurance in committal proceedings in the Queen’s Bench Division for contempt of court in respect of signing a statement of truth on one or more documents in County Court proceedings that Aviva asserted the Respondent knew to be untrue.

Wrobel et al v. Direct Line (Unrep) 18.11.16

Fraud established and exemplary damages recovered.  Marcus Grant (instructed by Hamida Khatun of Keoghs LLP) appeared for Direct Line Insurance to resist three injury claims arising from an alleged road accident that generated 11 intimated injury claims from occupants in three vehicles.

R v. K – 29.11.16

31 year old Trainee Chef recovered £3,650,000 for the consequences of a spinal injury sustained in a cycling accident. Marcus  Grant (instructed by Iona Smith of Gaby Hardwicke) appeared for the Claimant.

M v. EUI Limited – 23.11.16

49 year old Conductor  recovered £200,000 for the consequences of a whiplash injury that developed after a road accident.  Marcus Grant (instructed by Darren Wilson of Irwin Mitchell) appeared for the Claimant.

J v. B – 06.10.16 Chronic Pain

32 year old Solicitor recovered £527,000 gross for the consequences of chronic pain disorder that developed after a road accident.  Marcus Grant (instructed by Ardip Khalon of Irwin Mitchell) appeared for the Claimant.

ON v. Bullock – (Chronic Pain) – 13.09.16

30 year old Teacher with lupus recovered £200,000 for the consequences of fibromyalgia that developed after a road accident. Marcus Grant (instructed by Christopher Kardahji of Irwin Mitchell) appeared for the Claimant.

Khokar v. Jethwa – (Fraud) – 02.09.16

Appeal based on perversity and insufficient reasons succeeds in slam on fraud case. Marcus Grant (instructed by Hamida Khatun of Keoghs LLP) appeared for the Appellant.

Strawbridge v. Hatfield Colliery – (Chronic Pain) – 26.08.16

51 year old Mining Engineer recovered £200,000 (gross of contributory negligence) for the consequences of fibromyalgia that developed two years after a workplace accident.  Marcus Grant (instructed by Phillip Cohen of Brian Barr Solicitors) appeared for the Claimant.

Limbu v. Davidson – (Brain Injury) – 24.08.16

82 year old retired Ghurka recovered £305,000 for the consequences of developing dementia following a running down accident. Marcus Grant (instructed by Nick Godwin of Slater & Gordon Solicitors) appeared for the Claimant.

Friis v. Horridge – (Chronic Pain) – 08.08.16

48 year old part time Care Worker and Masters Student recovers £145,000 for the consequences of fibromyalgia that developed following a road accident – instructed by Phillip Cohen of Brian Barr Solicitors.

F v. T – (Chronic Pain) – 02.08.16 [ICD 10 – F44.7]

55 year old unemployed lady recovers £385,500 for a Mixed Dissociative Conversion Disorder and vestibular damage suffered in a lift accident – instructed by Daniel Denton of Slater & Gordon Solicitors.

UK Insurance v. Gentry – (Fraud) – 15.07.16

HHJ Simpkiss sitting as a Judge of the QBD gave permission to commence committal proceedings against Mr Gentry following the Court of Appeal decision in Gentry v. Miller & UKI Limited [2016] EWCA Civ 141 – instructed by Hamida Khatun of Keoghs LLP

R v G – (Brain Injury) – 20.10.15

Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC and Marcus Grant represented the Claimant in a claim arising out of a low speed bicycle accident. The Claimant, then a 49-year-old Company Director, fell off his bicycle and struck his head on the road. He suffered no PTA but presented with a cluster of subtle neuro-cognitive, neuro-behavioural and neuro-psychological symptoms.  A Telsa 3T MRI brain scan was normal, apart from evidence of a small haemosiderin deposit in the tentorium adjacent to the temporal lobe. There was no evidence of any macroscopic diffuse axonal injury to the white matter. He sustained partial shearing of his olfactory bulb and presented with very subtle patterns on neuro-psychological testing.

Williams v. Jervis – (Brain Injury) [2008] EWHC Civ 2346 (QB) – Evans J

What appeared to be a minor impact in a road traffic accident had been sufficient to cause the claimant subtle brain injuries resulting in impaired cognitive function. The evidence of the defendant’s expert witness that she had exaggerated her symptoms was discredited and the claimant’s evidence about the nature and extent of her symptoms was accepted.

TGC Fraud Update v3 – June 2016

22nd June 2016

Stemming the tide of the fraud.
Please see link below for the third edition of TGC Fraud Update, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters.


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TGC Fraud Update February 2016

3rd February 2016

Facing up to the challenge of fraud rings.
Please see link below for the second edition of TGC Fraud Update, a publication which was set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters. Thank you also for all of the kind words and helpful feedback received about the inaugural edition.

 


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TGC Fraud Update

9th October 2015

Welcome to the inaugural edition of TGC Fraud Update, a new publication from the fraud team at Temple Garden Chambers containing a number of articles on legal matters relevant to insurance fraud practitioners and a digest of recent noteworthy cases in which Members of Chambers have been involved.


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34 year old Police Officer recovered £600,000 net of contributory negligence for the consequences of a brain injury sustained in a motorcycle accident. Marcus Grant (instructed by Nigel Mills of New Law Solicitors) appeared for the Claimant.

20th December 2016

In September 2012 the Claimant, then a Sergeant in the Police Service, on his case sustained a closed head injury with suspected diffuse axonal injury and some bony injuries in a motorcycle accident when the Defendant began to turn across his path, changed his mind and stopped blocking part of the carriageway. The Defendant alleged contributory negligence against the Claimant for riding at 13.5 mph above the 50 mph speed limit, and for capsizing his motorcycle whilst braking.

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31 year old Trainee Chef recovered £3,650,000 for the consequences of a spinal injury sustained in a cycling accident.

29th November 2016

Marcus Grant (instructed by Iona Smith of Gaby Hardwicke) appeared for the Claimant.

In April 2015 the Claimant sustained unstable fractures of the T12, L2 and L4 vertebrae causing a complete thoracic spinal cord injury. He spent much of the first year post accident in a spinal unit undergoing repeated surgeries to enable him to sit upright in a wheelchair.

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Garnham J finds one count of contempt proved and two counts not proved

25th November 2016

Marcus Grant (instructed by Laura Sales of Keoghs LLP) appeared for Aviva Insurance in committal proceedings in the Queen’s Bench Division for contempt of court in respect of signing a statement of truth on one or more documents in County Court proceedings that Aviva asserted the Respondent knew to be untrue.

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Fraud established and exemplary damages recovered

18th November 2016

Marcus Grant (instructed by Hamida Khatun of Keoghs LLP) appeared for Direct Line Insurance to resist three injury claims arising from an alleged road accident that generated 11 intimated injury claims from occupants in three vehicles.

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The 2016 Chambers UK Bar Awards

19th September 2016

TGC are delighted to announce that Marcus Grant has been shortlisted for the Junior of the Year award for  Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence at the forthcoming 2016 Chambers UK Bar Awards to be held at at The London Hilton on Park Lane on Thursday, 27th October 2016.

 


55 year old unemployed lady recovers £385,500 for a Mixed Dissociative Conversion Disorder [ICD 10 – F44.7] and vestibular damage suffered in a lift accident

2nd August 2016

Marcus Grant (instructed by Daniel Denton of Slater & Gordon Solicitors) appeared for the Claimant. The lift in which she was travelling came off its runners and caused her acute psychiatric shock that damaged her sympathetic nervous system; she presented with symptoms akin to Diffuse Axonal Injury and chronic spinal pain and impaired balance.

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Mr Gentry admits dishonesty in Committal proceedings following Court of Appeal judgment

15th July 2016

Marcus Grant (instructed by Hamida Khatun of Keoghs LLP)  appeared for UK Insurance in its pursuit of Mr Gentry for dishonesty in the presentation of his claim that culminated in the Court of Appeal refusing to grant relief from sanctions to an insurer who was late in applying to set aside a default judgment on the ground that the judgment was obtained on a claim that was likely to be fraudulent see: Gentry v. Miller & UKI Limited [2016] EWCA Civ 141.

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TGC Fraud Update v3 – June 2016

22nd June 2016

Stemming the tide of the fraud.

Please see link below for the third edition of TGC Fraud Update, a publication we have set up with the stated aim of facilitating the sharing of information about decided claims involving issues of road traffic fraud and related matters.


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Dingemans J approves a PPO in a brain injury case with a ‘stop-start’ provision for Court of Protection costs

21st June 2016

Marcus Grant (instructed by Tom Ranson of Ashtons Legal) appeared for the Claimant. Alex Glassbrook (instructed by Gurbir Thethy of DWF LLP) appeared for the Defendant.

The claim involved a middle aged man who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in a running down accident. The Parties agreed to settle the claim on a combined lump sum and Periodical Payment Order basis with periodical payments being agreed in respect of future claims for loss of earnings, case management and care / support worker provision.

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