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Cases: James Arney KC


High Court approval for a £2.05m settlement on behalf of a claimant who suffered a brain injury in a road traffic collision at the age of 12.  Liability was contested, the Claimant having run out from behind an ice cream…



£1.95m settlement on behalf of a 24-year old brain injured claimant. The claim arose from a 2018 road traffic collision, for which liability was not in issue.  Quantum issues were fiercely contested. The Claimant presented substantial claims for loss of…


£4.15m settlement for man blinded at work

James Arney KC was instructed by Niamh O’Brady from OH Parsons Solicitors, working alongside junior counsel Sinclair Cramsie, representing a man rendered profoundly blind in a work accident at the age of 46. This case settled at JSM for £4.15m,…


Karen Preater v Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

FUNDAMENTAL DISHONESTY – Court rejects FD allegations and awards Claimant over £970k. After a 7-day trial, James Arney KC (acting for the claimant and instructed by Grant Incles of Russell-Cooke solicitors) was successful in securing over £970k for a 45-year…


B v R

Lionel Stride (instructed by Rebecca Smith at Stewarts and closely assisted by James Arney KC in preparation for the mediation) represented the passenger (a qualified pilot) in a High Court claim arising out of a light aircraft accident, allegedly caused…


Accommodation Claims: Swift v Carpenter (Court of Appeal)

James Arney KC appeared as sole counsel in the quantum trial in 2018, and was led on this appeal by Derek Sweeting KC, instructed by Grant Incles of Leigh Day & Co. This case involved re-consideration of the mechanism for…


Gale v ESURE

James Arney KC, instructed by Christopher Kardahji of Irwin Mitchell, acted for the Claimant in a 4-day quantum hearing. The Claimant sustained a serious ankle injury and had been affected psychologically as a result of her accident. The Claimant and…


Scott v Reed & Wiltshire Council

James Arney KC, on instructions from Adrian Cottam of DAC Beachcroft for Admiral Insurance, acted on behalf of the 1st Defendant, in a head-on collision liability trial. The case was heard by Gavin Mansfield KC in the High Court over…


Luxton v Raja

James Arney, instructed by Adrian Cottam of DAC Beachcroft, acted for the Defendant in a 2-day liability trial against Stephen Killalea KC. The case was heard by Rowena Collins Rice J in the High Court.  The Defendant was travelling at…


Mohmed v Barnes & EUI Limited

James Arney KC, instructed by Horwich Farrelly, acted for the Defendants in a 3-day trial relating to liability only, against Richard Norton. The Defendant collided with the Claimant pedestrian in the car park of McDonald’s, causing him serious injuries. The…





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