Terry is a consultant in the Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Team. Terry advises on a wide range of personal injury matters, with a focus on claims involving catastrophic injuries. Terry has extensive experience in acting on complex claims including head and spinal injuries, sporting injuries and injuries at birth leading to cerebral palsy. He has also acted successfully on high-value road traffic accidents including those bought against the highway authority.
Examples of Terry's notable cases include the following:
Bazlinton and Thompson deceased and Others v Network Rail Infrastructure Ltd where he recovered damages for the families of two young girls killed in the Elsenham Rail accident in 2005.
G v B where Mr G suffered serious spinal injuries when a friend 'in an act of horseplay' jumped on his back. Mr B had insurance which covered this type of case and the insurer client was subsequently responsible to pay all of the compensation.
West Sussex County Council v Sarah Caroline Russell where the judge found that a highway authority was in breach of its duty of care under the Highways Act 1980 s.41(1) to a driver who had lost control of her car after driving on to the verge of a road which had not been properly maintained.
Shala v Musafa where damages were awarded to the claimant widower for the death of his wife following a failure to diagnose renal cancer.
Terry has experience of dealing with PI claims involving an international element, often involving complex issues of jurisdiction.
Terry is a member of Action for Victims of Medical Accidents and is a member of the Panel of Personal Injury Solicitors for the Law Society. He is also a senior fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and was selected as APIL's Lawyer of the Year in 2000.
Terry has written numerous articles, is co-author of 'Catastrophic Injuries - a Practical Guide to Compensation' and is an editor of APIL's 'Personal Injury Law: Practice and Precedents'. He also presents seminars on a range of topics related to personal injury law.
He is described as working 'tirelessly for his clients' and 'impresses with his dedication, perseverance and compassion' (Chambers 2011). He is also recommended in Legal 500 (2012) which describes him as "knowledgable and experienced' and in Legal 500 (2014). Terry was Senior Partner at Evill & Coleman and joined Russell-Cooke in 2005 following the merger of the two firms. He is a trustee on the board of management at the Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability in Putney and is a member of the hospital's Ethics Committee.
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