All aspects of personal injury, commercial litigation, professional and clinical negligence, defending civil actions against the police, environmental law (public enquiries and regulatory actions), and defamation.
Both Claimants and Defendants having acted for large unions and insurers and local authorities on work related accidents and diseases.
General commercial work with an interest in intellectual property. Commercial litigation in High Court and Court of Appeal and engineering arbitrations here and in U.S.
Civil Actions against the Police
Acted for the Chief Constables of Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, South Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, Humberside, Staffordshire, and the Metropolitan police in over 200 civil jury trials and many Court of Appeal hearings.
Acted in some of the land mark cases in this field
Led a legal reading team for Associated Newspapers plc for many years gaining an in-depth practical experience.
Murray v Yorkshire Fund Managers (CA) 1998 1WLR 951
Gardiner Fire Ltd v Jones (CA) The Times Oct 22 1998
E.H.T Ltd v HUSCO Inc Q.B. and C.A. and AAA Arbitration
Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 2002
Thorpe v Ch Con Gtr Manchester Police (CA) 1989 1WLR 665
Kirkham v Ch Con Gtr Manchester Police (CA) 1990 Q.B. 283
Marks v Ch Con G.M.P. (CA) The Independent Jan 21 1992
Reid v Ch Con Merseyside The Times Feb 5 1996
Roche v Ch Con G.M.P. The Times Nov 10 2005
Smith Bros v Hyde MBC
Lancaster C.C. v Fats and Proteins UK LtdBook BarristerBack to top
Sport, Media and Entertainment Law
Eric is currently acting for the owners of a North West based football club in a number of different matters which include defamation and contractual issues.Book BarristerBack to top