Conor is an experienced personal injury practitioner instructed in a wide range of personal injury law: road traffic accidents; employers’ liability; Highways Act claims; occupiers’ liability; fatal accidents and clinical negligence. He advises from the outset and helps tactically steer the claim through the entire litigation process including; drafting pleadings and advices on liability and quantum, advising in conference, liaising with liability and medical experts and drafting detailed narrative schedules of loss and position statements for settlement meetings etc. He regularly represents both Claimants and Defendants in trials, appeals, interim applications and costs and case management hearings.
Conor has particular expertise and interest in motor insurance fraud litigation in road traffic accidents (including fraud-rings, staged, contrived and induced accidents, low velocity impact cases, phantom passenger claims, credit hire fraud, exaggeration of loss etc.), which is complimented by his extensive background as a trial advocate in criminal law and is instructed for Claimants and Defendants.
For a number of years, he has been panel approved Counsel for the insurance sector conducting cases for all the major insurers and Defendant solicitors.
He has specific experience in credit hire litigation often appealed to the High Court and lectures regularly in that field.
Alongside his specialist practice in this area he has a busy general civil court practice regularly conducting fast and multi-track trials and is vastly experienced in settlement negotiation.
Conor’s experience extends to prisoner claims against the Prison Service in addition to claims of assault, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution against the Police.
Conor is instructed in the main to act for Claimants in clinical negligence claims. He offers specialist advice and advocacy in all aspects of clinical negligence claims and a wide range of healthcare issues. He has forged close links with a diverse array of specialist medical professionals. He provides high quality advice and representation across the whole spectrum of clinical litigation and associated disciplinary tribunals.
Conor’s experience ranges from dental negligence, and the smaller obstetric and orthopaedic claims to complex psychiatric and catastrophic injury claims.
Conor enjoys a predominantly High Court practice in Northern Ireland dealing with general civil law and for appeals.
Conor has lectured on wide-ranging areas of civil law including credit hire, employers’ liability and person injury litigation tactics.