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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

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 recently been led in a five day Multi Track quantum trial and is currently advising on cases concerning historic sexual abuse.

Kate is also developing a practice in industrial disease cases including NIHL and HAVS.

Further, Kate regularly appears in Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority cases. She also appears in costs management hearings and detailed assessment hearings and has been involved in advising on and drafting points of dispute for a Court of Appeal case.

Cases

  • Manley v G4S [2016] EWHC 2355 (QB) 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. http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/QB/2016/2355.html
  • (2016) Recent instruction in relation to noise induced deafness claim. Claim included multiple defendants, issues of limitation and causation
  • (2015) Advice on case of alleged sexual assault by staff at children’s home between 1979 and 1983
  • Hallett v Blood [2013] 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.
  • Callard v Neath and Port Talbot CC (2013) Successfully represented Claimant in multi-track trial, Highways Act claim.

Contact

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