Liam read Modern Languages at Salford University and was called to the Bar by Lincoln’s Inn in 1998. He has a deep and broad knowledge of all aspects of personal injury litigation, and has long combined this with a specialism in employment law.
Liam is happy to assist with seminars, articles and lectures on his areas of expertise.
Personal Injury Bar Association
Employment Law Association
Industrial Law Society
Liam represents both Claimants and Defendants at all stages of litigation. He has significant experience in road traffic litigation, actions arising out of public liability, employers’ liability, and occupiers’ liability claims.
He is regularly instructed in multi-track litigation, and is frequently asked to draft Schedules, Counter-Schedules and high value advices. He has attended many JSMs.Book Barrister
Liam has developed a significant reputation for fraud arising out of motor accidents, and is panel Counsel for most of the major insurers. He is regularly instructed in claims dealing with the following: staged accidents, accidents that never occurred, counterclaims against dishonest Claimants, Low Velocity Impact claims, bogus passenger claims and deliberate slam-ons. He is very experienced both at trial, and in conferences with clients and engineers; he is able to draft Defences, and questions to engineering and medical experts, with speed and precision. He is currently involved in several High Court actions where a declaration of fraud is sought, and/or contempt proceedings have been issued. He is particularly skilled at robust and forensic cross-examination, dealing with multiple parties and multiple accidents.
Liam’s most recent fraud experience includes:
(i) successfully defending personal injury claims brought by the 5 alleged victims of a road traffic accident, resulting in findings of fraudulent conspiracy, and contempt proceedings in the High Court (Sheffield CC, September 2014);Book Barrister
(ii) successfully defending personal injury claims brought by the 4 alleged victims of a road traffic accident, resulting in findings of no accident (Manchester CC, September 2014);
(iii) successfully defended 2 lengthy personal injury claims brought against a Defendant who was nowhere in the vicinity, resulting in findings of fraud (Bury CC 2013 – 2014);
(iv) successfully defending 3 personal injury claims, dismissed as inconsistent, following 2 days of contested engineering evidence (Manchester, July 2014);
(v) successfully representing many personal injury Claimants, wrongly accused of fraud.
Liam has a strong background in personal injury and professional negligence, which he uses to assist his clients in maximising or minimising remedies in discrimination and occupational stress claims.
Liam practises in all areas of employment law, including constructive and unfair dismissal, contractual claims, TUPE, and restrictive covenants. He has developed a particular interest in discrimination and whistle-blowing claims, and frequently appears in the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeal Tribunal, County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. He is available for advisory work, representation at mediation and internal or professional disciplinary hearings.
He accepts direct access cases, adopting a strategic approach to cases seeking to achieve effective solutions for his clients in a pragmatic and cost effective manner. He has determined internal appeals from dismissal, ensuring impartiality, a rapid decision for both parties, attention to detail, and a cost-effective solution.
Liam’s employment experience includes:
(i) successfully acting for an anorexic in a disability discrimination claim against a global chemicals firm;
(ii) successfully acting for the pregnant victim of sex discrimination and unfair dismissal;
(iii) successfully acting for a manager in a cross-jurisdictional claim for stress at work, harassment, and disability discrimination;
(iv) successfully defending a large claim for unfair redundancy brought by several directors against the residue of the board;
(v) hearing internal appeals against dismissal.