Acted for the claimant in a claim following an accident at work which led to a below knee amputation. Both liability and contributory negligence were in issue and there were significant disputes on future loss of earnings, prosthetics, care and on the cost of appropriate accommodation. The full liability value of the settlement was in the region of £1.6m.
Instructed on behalf of young claimant who had sustained a severe leg injury following a motorcycle accident. The Claimant had limited educational achievements and a sporadic work pre-accident work history. A key issue involved how to approach his future loss of earnings against that background. Further issues between the parties concerned the appropriate type and amount of therapeutic and surgical interventions, aids and equipment and care and assistance in the future. The claim settled for just under £800,000 at a Joint Settlement Meeting against leading counsel.
Led by Simon Browne QC on behalf of a Claimant who recovered a lump sum of £11m after being rendered tetraplegic in a road traffic accident. Simon Browne QC and Ben Casey were instructed by Joseph Dodman of Slater and Gordon.
Instructed on behalf of the family of the driver of a Minibus which had slowed to an abrupt halt on the M4 and which was then struck from behind by an HGV resulting in the deaths of three persons and serious injuries to others. The Senior Coroner for Berkshire concluded that driver error was unlikely and made a report for the Prevention of Further Deaths to Highways England owing to the fact that access to the hard shoulder was prevented by the presence of a solid barrier.
Instructed on behalf of the Claimant in a claim arising out of a road traffic accident when a drink driver lost control of her vehicle and struck the Claimant, crushing her against her front door. The Claimant sustained severe pelvic and spinal injuries in the accident. The claim settled for just over £1.28m.
Acted for the Claimant in this below knee amputation case. The Claimant had suffered a serious injury to his ankle whilst riding his motorcycle and ultimately underwent a below knee amputation followed by revision surgery thereafter. The case involved significant disputes on the multiplier, life expectancy and the extent of prosthetics provision. It settled for £1.35m on a full liability basis at a JSM.
Acted for the Appellant in this CICA appeal. The Appellant suffered severe lifelong lower limb injuries after her ex-husband attached an explosive device to the underside of her car. She appealed the CICA award of £127,000 and was awarded the Scheme maximum of £500,000.
Acted for a junior doctor in a claim arising out of a road traffic accident. The Claimant had suffered serious leg injuries and the claim concerned questions of prejudice to her career going forward. The claim settled for £585,000 at a JSM.
Currently being led by Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC in this claim against the Claimant’s former solicitors for alleged under-settlement of the liability aspect of his former claim.
Acted for the Defendant in a chronic pain case where the Claimant alleged significant levels of disability since the accident. The Claimant accepted a 16 month old Part 36 offer following the service of surveillance evidence in late 2016.
Instructed by the Defendant in a claim arising out of an accident in a printing press. The claim was pleaded at over £800,000 and involved issues of chronic pain and surveillance evidence. The claim eventually settled for less than a quarter of its pleaded value.
Acted for the driver of an HGV in this high profile 3 day inquest arising from the tragic death of a cyclist at Bank Junction.
Acted on behalf of rider of a motorcycle who suffered serious brachial plexus injuries following a collision with a car. Liability was denied and in the alternative there were allegations of significant contributory negligence on the basis of C’s alleged speed. The claim settled for £400,000 net (£800,000 on a full liability basis) at a JSM against leading counsel.
Acted on behalf of the Claimant who suffered soft tissue injuries following a significant road traffic accident. Within a short period of time thereafter she began developing widespread pains together with other symptoms that had a significant adverse affect on her life. She was subsequently diagnosed as suffering from fibromyalgia although that diagnosis remained in issue between the parties throughout the legal proceedings. The claim settled for £550,000 at a JSM.
Instructed by Dechert on a £15 million dispute and the determination of the appropriate forum for litigation in the High Court.
Instructed on behalf of the family of a cyclist who died in a collision with a car on London Bridge in 2014. Inquest considered available CCTV evidence and the visibility of speed limit signs throughout the City and on the approach to the accident scene.
Acted for receiving party in a 3 day detailed assessment arising out of a claim for cerebral palsy caused by a birth injury. Recovered a significantly enhanced hourly rate based on the complexity of the litigation. Costs assessed at around £500,000.
Led by Simon Browne QC on behalf of a claimant who suffered serious leg injuries in a road traffic accident. The claimant was a diabetic and the injury led to a below knee amputation. The claim involved complex future loss claims and life expectancy issues. The claim settled at a JSM in 2013 for around £850,000 on a full liability basis.
Led by Jonathan Watt-Pringle QC in a claim by a child who sustained life-threatening injuries having been struck and run over by a bus. Claim settled at a JSM in July 2014 for around £1.1m on a full liability basis.
Instructed on behalf of a company running a private prison in a 2 week jury inquest into a death in custody. The inquest concerned issues of internal secretion of drugs, smuggling of drugs into prison and prison prescribing protocols.
Acted on behalf of the Claimant who had suffered complete blindness and extensive orthopaedic injuries in a claim being pursued under the Untraced Drivers Agreement. Claim settled for £1.2 million.
Instructed on behalf of a teacher who had been assaulted by a pupil in a CICA appeal. Appellant was awarded £280,000.
Instructed on behalf of the HSE in litigation arising out of the Ladbroke Grove train crash. The claim by Thames Trains for a contribution from the HSE was ultimately discontinued.
This document describes the information that Ben Casey, in his professional capacity as a barrister, collects about data subjects, how it is used and shared, and the data subjects’ rights regarding it.
Thank you for choosing to instruct me in your case. I will need to collect and hold your personal information in order to advise and represent you. I might also need to collect and hold personal information of third parties. I will take all possible steps to protect your personal information. I am determined to do nothing that would infringe your rights or undermine your trust. This Privacy Notice describes the information I collect and hold about you, how it is used and shared, and your rights regarding information.
I am registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) as a Data Controller for the personal data that I hold and process as a barrister. My registered address is Temple Garden Chambers, 1 Harcourt Buildings, Temple EC4Y 9DA and my registration number is Z8066544
The vast majority of the information that I hold about you is provided to or gathered by your legal team in the course of your case and/or proceedings. Your solicitor will tell you why we need the information and how we will use it.
The Lawful Basis for processing your information
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires all organisations that process personal data to have a Lawful Basis for doing so. The Lawful Bases identified in the GDPR are:
- Consent of the data subject
- Performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract
- Compliance with a legal obligation
- To protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person
- Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
- The legitimate interests of ourselves, or a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests, rights or freedoms of the data subject.
Examples of legitimate interests include:
- Where the data subject is a client or in the service of the controller;
- Transmission within a group of undertakings for internal administrative purposes;
- Processing is necessary to ensure network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access;
- Processing for direct marketing purposes, or to prevent fraud; and
- Reporting possible criminal acts or threats to public security.
Our Lawful Basis can include any of the above as appropriate, but will generally be consent and/or performance or facilitation of the contract for the provision of legal services to you.
I have another Lawful Basis for processing your information (and that of any third party). That is for the legitimate interests of my business as a barrister.
I will use your information to:
- Provide legal advice and representation
- Assist in training pupils and mini-pupils
- Investigate and address your concerns
- Communicate with you about news, updates and events
- Investigate or address legal proceedings relating to your use of my services/products, or as otherwise allowed by applicable law
- Make statutory returns as required by HMRC
I do not use automated decision-making in the processing of your personal data.
I collect and process both personal data and special categories of personal data as defined in the GDPR. This includes:
- Phone number;
- Payment or bank details;
- Date of birth;
- Location details;
- Device IP address;
- Financial information
- Medical Records
- Employment Records
- Social Security Records
- Criminal Records
I may share your personal data with:
- Instructing solicitors
- Pupils or mini pupils, under my training
- Opposing Counsel, for the purposes of resolving the case
- My Chambers management and staff who provide administrative services
- My regulator or legal advisors in the event of a dispute or other legal matter
- Law enforcement officials, government authorities, or other third parties to meet our legal obligations
- Any other party where I ask you and you consent to the sharing
- Experts or witnesses involved in legal proceedings in respect of which you instruct me.
Transfers to third countries and international organisations
I do not transfer any personal data to third countries or international organisations.
I retain your personal data while you remain a client unless you ask me to delete it. My Retention and Disposal Policy (copy available on request) details how long I hold data for and how I dispose of it when it no longer needs to be held. I will delete or anonymise your information at your request unless:
- There is an unresolved issue, such as claim or dispute or a reasonable prospect of such a claim or dispute;
- I am legally required not to do so; or
- There are overriding legitimate business interests, including but not limited to my obligation to keep records in case of future complaint or claim against me, fraud prevention and protecting customers’ safety and security.
The General Data Protection Regulation gives you specific rights around your personal data. For example, you have to be informed about the information I hold and what I use it for, you can ask for a copy of the personal information I hold about you, you can ask us to correct any inaccuracies with the personal data I hold, you can ask us to stop sending you direct mail, or emails, or in some circumstances ask us to stop processing your details. Finally, if I do something irregular or improper with your personal data you can seek compensation for any distress you are caused or loss you have incurred. You can find out more information from the ICO’s website http://ico.org.uk/for_the_public/personal_information and this is the organisation that you can complain to if you are unhappy with how I dealt with you.
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You may request access to, correction of, or a copy of your information by contacting me at Temple Garden Chambers.
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I will occasionally update my Privacy Notice. When I make significant changes, I will publish the updated Notice on my Chambers website.