Kane Simons

Year of Call: 2007


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  • 'Kane is an astute, assertive and on point barrister with compassion.'

    Chambers and Partners (2024) - Personal Injury
  • 'Kane has proven very reliable, enthusiastic and insightful on a number of cases. He's very good with technical issues and great with clients and experts.'

    Chambers and Partners (2024) - Personal Injury
  • 'Kane is conscientious, skilled, clear, and measured, and his advice is always top drawer.'

    The Legal 500 (2024) - Personal Injury
  • "Kane is an experienced advocate with an eye for detail.”

    Chambers and Partners (2023) - Personal Injury
  • ‘Kane is an approachable, quick, and creative thinker. He always develops a good rapport with the client and delivers as promised. He takes a scientific and methodical approach to work and is always on hand for support and guidance. A powerhouse in the field of personal injury.'

    The Legal 500 (2023) - Personal Injury
  • "He is thorough, meticulous and personable. He has a good relationship with lay clients."

    The Legal 500 (2022)
  • ‘A personal injury junior who is on his way up.'

    The Legal 500 (2021)
  • 'Establishes a good rapport with clients. Down to earth. Explains issues and thought processes clearly.’

    The Legal 500 (2021)
  • '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

Deputy District Judge (Northern Circuit)
Barrister Member, Bar Disciplinary Tribunal (BTAS)


  • 'Kane is an astute, assertive and on point barrister with compassion.'

    Chambers and Partners (2024) - Personal Injury
  • 'Kane has proven very reliable, enthusiastic and insightful on a number of cases. He's very good with technical issues and great with clients and experts.'

    Chambers and Partners (2024) - Personal Injury
  • 'Kane is conscientious, skilled, clear, and measured, and his advice is always top drawer.'

    The Legal 500 (2024) - Personal Injury
  • "Kane is an experienced advocate with an eye for detail.”

    Chambers and Partners (2023) - Personal Injury
  • ‘Kane is an approachable, quick, and creative thinker. He always develops a good rapport with the client and delivers as promised. He takes a scientific and methodical approach to work and is always on hand for support and guidance. A powerhouse in the field of personal injury.'

    The Legal 500 (2023) - Personal Injury
  • "He is thorough, meticulous and personable. He has a good relationship with lay clients."

    The Legal 500 (2022)
  • ‘A personal injury junior who is on his way up.'

    The Legal 500 (2021)
  • 'Establishes a good rapport with clients. Down to earth. Explains issues and thought processes clearly.’

    The Legal 500 (2021)
  • 'Particularly experienced in accidents involving cyclists and motorcyclists.'

    Ranked: Tier 2

    The Legal 500 (2020)

Kane has a broad personal injury practice, acting for both claimants and defendants in cases involving serious or fatal injuries.

He has particular experience in matters involving injured vulnerable road users such as cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. His cases tend to involve brain injuries, chronic pain or complex orthopaedic injuries. Kane has a specialist interest in accidents involving e-scooters and e-bikes.

Kane is happy to advise on a CFA basis. He is also available to deliver CPD-accredited seminars to solicitors on request.

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 KC.

RECENT CASES

(2024): Successfully defended a mother whose child was catastrophically injured in a road traffic collision after being struck by a van. A Part 20 claim was brought by the driver of the van against the mother for an indemnity/contribution, alleging that the mother was negligent for inadequately supervising her child. Kane won at trial in the High Court.

(2024) Acted for a motorcyclist who suffered a subtle brain injury following a road traffic collision. The claim settled for over £200,000 at a joint settlement meeting.

(2023- ongoing): Led by Stephen Killalea KC. Acts for a claimant cyclist who was struck by a motorist fleeing as part of a police chase. The Claimant suffered catastrophic brain injuries. Quantum and contributory negligence remain in dispute.

(2023 – ongoing): Acts for a child whose electric scooter was struck by a car, causing him to sustain significant facial and orthopaedic injuries and a possible traumatic brain injury. Liability and quantum remain in dispute.

(2023 – ongoing): Acts for the rider of an electric scooter who was struck by a car, causing him to sustain brain injuries. Liability and quantum remain in dispute.

(2023) Led by Stephen Killalea KC. Acted for claimants with brain injuries acquired after a road traffic collision. The case raised issues of law involving intentional torts and ex turpi causa. The claim settled at the door of court.

(2023): Acted for a pedestrian who suffered orthopaedic injuries when he was hit by a car. The claim settled for £300,000 at a joint settlement meeting.

(2023): Acted for a Claimant who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury following a motorcycle accident. Kane advised on liability and quantum. The matter ultimately settled for a gross sum equivalent of around £500,000.

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(2024): Successfully defended a mother whose child was catastrophically injured in a road traffic collision after being struck by a van. A Part 20 claim was brought by the driver of the van against the mother for an indemnity/contribution, alleging that the mother was negligent for inadequately supervising her child. Kane won at trial in the High Court.

(2024) Acted for a motorcyclist who suffered a subtle brain injury following a road traffic collision. The claim settled for over £200,000 at a joint settlement meeting.

(2023- ongoing): Led by Stephen Killalea KC. Acts for a claimant cyclist who was struck by a motorist fleeing as part of a police chase. The Claimant suffered catastrophic brain injuries. Quantum and contributory negligence remain in dispute.

(2023 – ongoing): Acts for a child whose electric scooter was struck by a car, causing him to sustain significant facial and orthopaedic injuries and a possible traumatic brain injury. Liability and quantum remain in dispute.

(2023 – ongoing): Acts for the rider of an electric scooter who was struck by a car, causing him to sustain brain injuries. Liability and quantum remain in dispute.

(2023) Led by Stephen Killalea KC. Acted for claimants with brain injuries acquired after a road traffic collision. The case raised issues of law involving intentional torts and ex turpi causa. The claim settled at the door of court.

(2023): Acted for a pedestrian who suffered orthopaedic injuries when he was hit by a car. The claim settled for £300,000 at a joint settlement meeting.

(2023): Acted for a Claimant who suffered a mild traumatic brain injury following a motorcycle accident. Kane advised on liability and quantum. The matter ultimately settled for a gross sum equivalent of around £500,000.

(2022): Led by Stephen Killalea KC. Acted for a claimant who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a cycling accident. Contributory negligence was alleged on the basis of the manner of cycling and because the bicycle was not equipped with brakes. The matter compromised at a joint settlement meeting for over £2 million.

(2022): Acted for a claimant who fell from a raised platform at work, sustaining multiple injuries. Kane advised on evidence, drafted court documents. The matter settled for a figure of around £270,000 at JSM.

(2021): Acted for a claimant who suffered multiple injuries in a road traffic accident. The claim settled for £500,000 at a joint settlement meeting.

(2021): Acted for a defendant in a claim brought for £1.7million, largely for future loss of earnings and pension loss. The claim ultimately settled for £250,000.

(2021): Acted for a claimant who sustained a fractured femur. The claim settled for approximately £310,000.

(2021): Acted for a motorcyclist with a minor traumatic brain injury. The claimant’s previous barrister had refused to act on a CFA due to liability concerns. Two months after Kane became involved, advising on both liability and quantum, the matter settled for a gross sum equivalent of more than £500,000.

(2021): Acted for a claimant in her late sixties who suffered an ankle injury and nerve damage in a road traffic accident. The matter settled for £250,000.

(2021): This was a fatal accident claim involving a man in his late 70s who was killed in a cycling accident. Kane advised the deceased’s widow, who brought a claim for pension dependency. The matter settled for £160,000.

(2020): Led by Stephen Killalea KC: Acted for a claimant in a brain injury case for a man in his mid-fifties which settled for a lump sum of £2.65 million and an annual periodical payment of £275,000 – an assumed capitalised value in excess of £6 million.

(2020): Acted for a claimant who developed complex regional pain syndrome (‘CRPS’) in her arm after sustaining a soft tissue injury in an industrial accident. Causation remained in dispute, with the defendant maintaining that the CRPS was unrelated to the index accident. The claim settled at a joint settlement meeting for a figure in excess of £525,000. The Defendant had initially offered the claimant only £55,000.

(2020): Acted for a claimant who sustained an injury at his foot after a motorcycle accident. He required extensive treatment and orthotics. His claim settled for £175,000 excluding the cost of treatment.

(2019): Acted for a defendant in an injury claim brought for nearly £300,000. Causation and quantum remained very much in dispute. Following Kane’s involvement, the claim settled at just £16,500.

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‘A Practical Guide to the Law of E-bikes and E-scooters’, Law Brief Publishing, September 2022

A PIBA Guide to Pension Loss Calculation, (Contributor) September 2020

 

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