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Lionel Stride represented the Claimant (instructed by Steven Pollard and Martyn Steele at Your Lawyers) in a High Court case that settled on the doorstep of trial for circa £1.6 million on a full liability basis. The Claimant, who had pre-existing vulnerability, required multiple operations on her knees following an injury sustained at the Defendant’s premises. She had been left with intrusive disability, the need for further surgery, including a knee replacement with an attendant risk of future amputation.
The Defendant challenged causation and contended that the injury had not materially altered the course of her pre-existing knee condition. The settlement reflected the merits of the Claimant’s case on this issue but with an agreed discount for contributory negligence and the risk that she would have developed a similar condition in any event in time.