Kane Simons

Year of Call: 2007


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  • ‘He has an excellent manner with clients.’

    The Legal 500 (2018-19) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • "He has a broad range of expertise in personal injury law."

    The Legal 500 (2017) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • 'Particularly experienced in accidents involving cyclists and motorcyclists.'

    Ranked: tier 2

    The Legal 500 (2020)

Education

University of Leeds BA (Hons)
University of Leeds LLM


Professional Memberships

Personal Injuries Bar Association
Northern Circuit


  • ‘He has an excellent manner with clients.’

    The Legal 500 (2018-19) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • "He has a broad range of expertise in personal injury law."

    The Legal 500 (2017) - Northern Circuit - Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
  • 'Particularly experienced in accidents involving cyclists and motorcyclists.'

    Ranked: tier 2

    The Legal 500 (2020)

Kane has a broad personal injury practice and appears for both claimants and defendants.

As noted in the Legal 500, Kane specialises in claims involving injured cyclists and motorcyclists. Kane also has substantial experience with road traffic accident claims involving allegations of fraud or dishonesty. He is regularly instructed in public liability and employers’ liability claims.

Kane mainly undertakes work at multi-track level. He is regularly instructed in claims with a value of between £25,000 and £250,000.

As a result of his practice, Kane has developed an interest and knowledge in procedure and costs, in particular issues involving fixed costs and the newer provisions of the CPR. He is regularly instructed for applications and to advise in matters involving personal injury-specific costs issues.

Kane is happy to advise on a CFA basis.

He is also available to deliver CPD-accredited seminars to solicitors on request. Recent seminar titles include ‘Making the Most of the Fixed Costs Regime’, ‘Dealing with Allegations of Fundamental Dishonesty’, ‘Introduction to the Intermediate Track’ and ‘Introduction to Pension Loss Claims’.

Kane graduated with a first-class degree before completing a master’s degree in law. He has always practised at 18 St John Street and completed pupillage in 2009 under the supervision of Mark Laprell and Simon Kilvington QC.

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D v M: Acted for a claimant who sustained a pelvic fracture in a road traffic accident. The claim settled for £150,000.

C v H: Acted for a defendant insurer at hearings and a joint settlement meeting in an injury claim involving a significant pension loss. Pleaded at well over £400,000, the claim settled at £200,000.

S v M: Acted for a claimant who sustained a mild traumatic brain injury in a road traffic accident. The claim settled for £140,000.

H v W: Acted for a claimant who sustained a fracture at the knee and developed facial scarring after being hit by a car. The claim settled for £100,000.

C v M: Acted for a student who was injured in a serious road traffic accident, sustaining a spinal injury and psychological trauma. Shortly after Kane’s Schedule of Loss was served, the matter settled for over £100,000.

M v B: Acted on behalf of one of three claimants injured in an industrial explosion. Successfully advised and drafted pleadings to overcome an initial denial of liability. Settled shortly before trial listing for a sum in excess of £100,000.

C v M: Advised a young man who sustained an ankle fracture when knocked from his bicycle. The claim settled for around £120,000.

 

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