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.