Experience

Experienced and versatile personal injury practitioner, recommended as leading junior in Legal 500.

Sacha has wide experience in all areas of personal injury work including many potentially difficult and complex employers’ and occupiers’ liability cases taken to trial, for both Claimants and Defendants.

Sacha’s Claimant/Defendant split is fairly evenly and she enjoys both. Particular interests include assault and/or battery claims in the workplace and in other contexts including potential vicarious liability for such acts; pursuing but more frequently defending claims arising out of accidents at schools (both pupils and staff); and insurance fraud.

Defendant work is frequently defending suspected fraudulent claims often involving similar fact evidence. She also has experience of pursuing claims in the tort of deceit to trial.

Directories

‘She understands clearly what insurer clients are trying to achieve.’ Legal 500 2017

‘She has a knack of displaying a pragmatic perspective on complicated legal issues.’ Legal 500 2016

‘She is popular with solicitors and clients, and is the type of counsel you want on your side. Legal 500 2015

Appointments

Deputy District Judge 2010 to date

Education

Kings College London

Professional Memberships

PIBA

Public Access

Undertakes Public Access work

D v. B

Sacha Ackland, instructed by Elaine Ibbotson of Keoghs, secured the dismissal of a large credit hire and personal injury claim.

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B & M v. PD January 2017

Acted for Defendant involved in a suspected staged accident involving a ‘stooge’ vehicle. Positive pleading of fraud. Matter proceeded to trial however Claimants discontinued in the last few minutes of the working day before trial.

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B v. D December 2016

Acted for Claimant who suffered a back injury in the course of a physical training course at work. Alleged breach of MHOR, failure to carry out proper risk assessment and inadequate supervision. What was initially considered a minor strain developed into chronic  and disabling back pain which prevented the Claimant from working. Difficult case on liability and medical causation, settled at joint settlement meeting.


MJK v. P Ltd

High value claim arising out of serious machinery accident at work. Liability fully contested with arguments on contributory negligence, listed for 3 day trial on liability only. Negotiated agreement reached on liability with very small reduction for contributory negligence and litigation risk shortly before trial.


O v. Thorpe Park

Claim for assault, battery and false imprisonment by security guards. Settled at pre-trial review.


C v. Anschutz Sports Holdings

Large value occupiers’ liability claim, liability fully disputed and significant causation issues, settled at joint settlement meeting.


W, F & O v. E

Two day trial where genuine road traffic accident took place but circumstances, causation, injuries and consequential losses disputed, claims of all three Claimants dismissed.


A v. London Borough of Croydon

Represented the Defendant local authority in a substantial claim arising out of a near fatal accident at a swimming pool. The Claimant presented a claim for brain injury resulting in damaged educational and earnings prospects. Claim settled at a joint settlement meeting at a very early stage in the proceedings.


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 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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