Jamie Hill

Jamie Hill

Year of call:

2016, Middle Temple

Contact:

Jamie Hill

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Scholarships and Prizes:

Pump Court Tax Chambers Scholarship
Blackstone Entrance Exhibition
BPP Regional Scholarship
Davies Group Law School Prize

Associations:

Personal Injuries Bar Association
The European Circuit of the Bar
Northern Circuit
Manchester and District Medico-Legal Society

Education:

LLB (Hons), Staffordshire University
BPTC, BPP University

Jamie practises in all areas of personal injury and accepts instructions on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. He has a busy and varied practice.

Road traffic collisions

Jamie has experience of acting for Claimants who have suffered serious injuries, often as a result of otherwise innocuous road traffic collisions. Such matters require a careful approach to the issues of causation and expert evidence. 

Recent examples include:

  • E v A – advising in conference and drafting a schedule of loss for a Claimant who suffered bilateral pulmonary embolisms following a rear end collision. The Claimant was left with lifelong post-thrombotic syndrome.
  • P v M – advising a Claimant, with a pre-existing ileostomy, who suffered a prolapsed bowel as a result of a minor collision on a carpark. Major abdominal surgery was recommended, which carried an associated risk of infertility.

Insurance fraud

Jamie is quickly developing a specialist insurance fraud practice.  He is able to expose possible dishonesty by identifying the inconsistencies and improbabilities within a case.  He is a robust trial advocate with an effective cross-examination style.

Recent examples include:

  • J v A (2019) – obtained a finding of fundamental dishonesty against a claimant who was so inconsistent the Judge agreed that he was making up his evidence as he was going along.  The Judge also drew an adverse inference from the failure of his wife to support his claim.  The Claimant was ordered to pay the Defendant’s costs of defending the claim.
  • S and others v S (2019) – obtained findings that all 3 Claimants were fundamentally dishonest in relation to an LVI.  The Judge found as a fact that no personal injury had been occasioned.  An enforceable costs order was obtained pursuant to CPR 44.16.

Employer's liability

Jamie's practice in this area has a particular focus on cases which turn on the effect that s.69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 has had on the 'six-pack' of health and safety Regulations.

Recent examples include:

  • M v P (2019) – represented the Claimant in a case which turned upon the scope of the duty to keep traffic routes free from obstructions in the post-ERRA landscape. 

Holiday claims

Jamie nearly exclusively acts for tour operators who have claims intimated against them for alleged holiday illness.  Although there is a clear overlap with his insurance fraud practice, often discreet causation and procedural issues arise.

Recent examples include:

  • L & B v O (2019) – secured the summary dismissal of the Claimants’ claims following submissions on preliminary procedural matters.  
  • F v T (2019) – successfully resisted the Claimant's application for pre-action disclosure in a low value holiday illness claim.

Occupiers' liability

Jamie acts in claims brought under the 1957 and 1984 Acts and understands the difference in approach required by both.

Recent examples include:

  • T v A (2019) – represented the Defendant café owner after a customer was scalded whilst using their premises.

Highways Act claims

Jamie often works on cases which turn on the reasonableness and thoroughness of a highway authority’s system of inspection and maintenance.

Recent examples include:

  • B v B (2018) – successfully represented the Defendant local authority who relied on the 'special' s.58 defence, when presented with a claim involving a sizeable and dangerous pothole.

Stage 3 hearings

Jamie regularly undertakes Stage 3 assessment of damages hearings and is familiar with the relevant Rules, Protocols and fixed cost regimes.

Prescribed Information

Jamie Hill is a practising barrister, who is regulated by the Bar Standards Board.  Details of information held by the BSB about Mr Hill can be found here.

Chambers take complaints seriously.  A copy of the complaints procedure, which details how to complain and any time limits which may apply, can be found here. The Legal Ombudsman maintains a website with decisions it has made about legal service providers, which can be accessed here.

Mr Hill's clerks will happily provide no obligation quotations for all legal services that he provides. Their contact details can be found here.

It is most common for Mr Hill to undertake Court work for a fixed fee. Paperwork is most commonly billed at an hourly rate. Paperwork is typically returned within 14 days, however the complexity of the task and volume of documentation may influence this timescale.

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