Clerking team

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

Senior Clerk – Civil, Commercial & Employment Clerk

Martin Craggs

Assistant Senior Clerk

Jennifer Carr

Civil Clerk

Matthew Smith

Civil Clerk

Amie Finch

Junior Civil Clerk

Timothy has extensive experience in all aspects of civil law including, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Contractual Disputes and Personal Insolvency. He is a member of the Personal Injury and Professional Negligence (PIPN) and Commercial teams.


Timothy has considerable Trial and Advisory experience in civil cases involving allegations of fraud including cases brought in Tort and Contract and mainly, by reason of the allegation raised, allocated to the multi track.

Personal Injury Claims arising from Road Traffic Accidents

Staged or contrived accidents

Experience on paper and at trial where allegations of this nature are raised by the Defendant. Often in support of allegations of fraud of this type, evidence is available to support the assertion that individuals in more than one vehicle are known to each other. More frequently, Facebook evidence is relied upon.

Accidents that did not occur as alleged or at all

Experience where either lay evidence or expert engineering evidence is adduced to support the assertion that  accident did not occur at all or not as alleged.

Multiple Occupancy

Experience where there is a positive allegation or suspicion regarding the presence of a Claimant in a vehicle involved in an accident. Cases of this type often involve the disclosure of documents from social media such as Facebook to evidence connections between passengers alleged to have been on, for example public service vehicles and, whom claim not to be known to one another.

Personal Injury Claims Generally

Whether arising out of Road Traffic Accidents, Employer’s Liability or Public/Occupier’s Liability Claims, Timothy has considerable experience at trial in Defending Claims where there are concerns over the veracity of factual allegations including the cross examination of Claimants whose allegations can be challenged with the use of CCTV in order to challenge the mechanics of an accident or an allegation that injuries and losses claimed have been exaggerated.  Often, the CCTV is covert.

Personal injury

He regularly appears on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants in Fast-track and Multi-track cases in addition to providing advice and opinion on paper and in conference.

Timothy has particular experience and interest in the following:

Road Traffic Litigation

Liability, Quantum of General and Special Damages including Credit Hire and Fraud.

Employer’s Liability

Regulatory Breach (six pack), Industrial Disease and Employers liability as Occupiers.

Public Liability

Actions against highway authorities and occupiers of premises.

Professional negligence

Actions against Solicitors, Surveyors and other professionals.

Commercial & chancery litigation

All aspects and particularly those cases involving construction works.


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