Kane Simons

Year of Call: 2007


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  • "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)
  • ‘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

Education

University of Leeds BA (Hons)
University of Leeds LLM


Professional Memberships

Personal Injuries Bar Association
Northern Circuit

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Deputy District Judge (Northern Circuit)


  • "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)
  • ‘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

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 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.

He is head of the ‘Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Costs’ Department at 18 St John Street Chambers.

 

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JKL v H (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 settlement meeting for over £2 million.

S v I (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.

B v S (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.

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

F v H (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.

M v S (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.

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

ABC (BY OS) v XYZ (2020): Led by Stephen Killalea QC: 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.

K v H (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.

S v H (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.

N v L (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.

View Publications

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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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