M v P
9 July 2021
Lionel represented the Defendant (instructed by Neil Southern and Katy Marsden at Clyde & Co) in a complex chronic pain case pleaded at £1.3 million. The Claimant contended that she had developed a permanent somatising chronic pain condition and delusional disorder that prevented her from working after a pedestrian accident. She lacked capacity due to the severity of her condition and a deputy had been appointed. However, she had a complex past psychiatric history and the critical issue in the case was how, when and to what extent this would have manifested in future. The matter settled for a low six figure sum at around 10% of the pleaded value at a JSM.