1995, Middle Temple
Fee-paid Employment Judge (2010 on)
Attorney-General's Panel for Civil Work - "Treasury Counsel" (2002 on)
Barrister Member, Bar Disciplinary Tribunal (BTAS) (2017 on)
Personal Injury Bar Association
British Insurance Lawyers Association
Employment Lawyers Association
MA (Hons) Law, Cambridge University
LLM, University of Toronto
Middle Temple Fox Scholar
Brian McCluggage specialises in complex personal injury and insurance-related litigation ranging in value from six figures to multi-millions. He has particular expertise in catastrophic cases, psychiatric injury, fatal accidents and indemnity issues.
Brian is an experienced trial lawyer who is robust and eloquent in court. He adopts a detailed and forensic approach to his work. He is an experienced and confident negotiator in JSM's and mediations. Brian is adept at technical issues both in law and expert evidence.
His main areas of practice are:
a. Large Loss personal injury claims including those involving brain damage, spinal injury, amputation, PPO and Capacity issues
b. Psychiatric injury claims, including nervous shock/secondary victim claims, PTSD, Somatoform conditions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Personality Disorder, together with associated conditions such as Fibromyalgia, pain conditions, and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. He has significant experience of clinical negligence claims in the context of missed diagnosis of conditions such as PTSD.
c. Fatal Accidents Act cases. He has been instructed in cases involving high profile deaths and also in those involving complex financial affairs of high earners
d. Cases involving allegations of malingering and dishonesty
e. First Party Insurance claims: indemnity, policy construction, non-disclosure, co-insurance and also technical issues pertaining to the Road Traffic Act, MIB, Domestic Regulations
f. Professional liability claims relevant to personal injury, insurance and employment law
g. Property damage, with an emphasis on fire damage and arson.
In earlier years at the Bar, Mr. McCluggage enjoyed a broad-based civil practice and gained considerable experience in areas as diverse as employment law, General Medical Council regulatory work, road traffic fraud and VAT. This breadth of experience adds value to Brian's output today.
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