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Kate Parker

Year of Call: 
2010
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“Kate Parker provides a prompt and accurate response to instructions. She is always pleasant, yet professional, when dealing with clients”
Paul Hinton KTP Solicitors
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Personal Injury

Kate has a busy personal injury practice dealing with both fast-track and multi-track cases. She represents both Claimants and Defendants in a range of work including occupiers and employers liability, road traffic accidents and claims by prisoners and against the police. She has also advised on a number of cases concerning historic sexual abuse.

 

Kate has a range of experience in industrial disease litigation, including mesothelioma, NIHL and HAVS. 

 

Cases 

 

  • Instructed by the Defendant in a mesothelioma quantum hearing. Key issues included the dependency claim and whether certain income was properly considered to be the deceased’s prior to his death. It also included consideration of losses to one of the Claimant’s as a result of inheritance tax payments. The matter settled for just over £500,000. 

 

  • Advising on cases concerning: Claimants lacking capacity to litigate; concerns over causation of injury; and of attribution of future loss of earnings. Such cases have also involved significant experience in dealing with expert witnesses both in conference and at trial. 

 

  • Successfully resisted an appeal brought by the Defendant. The case concerned a Claimant who sustained injuries in custody as a result of a fall during a power outage. The Claimant was of reduced mobiliity at the time due to a recent hip operation. Lewis J held that in the circumstances it was not necessary for the judge to find as an objective fact that the premises was not reasonably safe, the outage had caused the premises to be less safe and the case turned on the time taken by the Defendant to restore the power and failure to communicate the urgency of the situation given the Claimant's vulnerable position. Secondly, Lewis J held that the judge at first instance had not placed too high a burden on the Defendant where the delay in response was 10-15 minutes: 

 

 

  • Assisted in preparation for Court of Appeal case concerning contributory fault in seatbelt cases Assisted in preparation for Joint Settlement meetings. Case settled pre Court of Appeal hearing. 

Contact

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