Louis is an immensely experienced practitioner, specialising in civil law. He has vast experience of both advising and acting in very high value personal injury claims across the entire spectrum of work in this field.
Louis was called to the Bar in 1988 and began practising in 1992. He was appointed Treasury Counsel in 2000 and has remained on the Panel until he took Silk in 2017. He is now on the Government Silk Panel. Before his appointment to Silk in 2017 he was Treasury Counsel.
He has a significant practice in the field of data breach claims for individuals and companies whom have had their personal and sensitive data breached by third parties.
He has a track record of success for those clients he represents.
Louis has advised the ICO and was recently instructed on a potential group action against Ticketmaster after a significant data breach was announced in June 2018.
Having developed a niche practice in “right to be forgotten” claims, Louis was recently instructed as Lead Counsel to represent a prominent figure in a claim against Google.
In 2018-2019, he has acted for both claimants and defendants in personal injury claims with a value exceeding £35m.
In 2016 alone he advised/appeared in over 25 claims each with a value in excess of £1m. The value of some of these claims exceeded £5m.
Many of Louis’ cases concern catastrophic injury claims involving brain damage, spinal injury and PTSD. He has particular recent experience of pain syndrome and related claims.
Louis most typically acts for defendants including the Government (including the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Justice), other public and local authorities, hospitals and insurers.
He is instructed by Burton Copeland at the Grenfell Tower Inquiry where he acts for the Fire Officers Association and one of the senior officers on duty on the night.
He represents the University of Salford at the Inquests into the Manchester Arena Bombings.
He has a reputation for being accessible, easy to work with and for giving clear and straightforward advice. Louis is consistently recommended as a leading individual in The Legal 500.
Louis has a First Class Honours Degree in law and the Postgraduate Degree of Bachelor of Civil Law, Balliol College, Oxford.