Rupert has a multidisciplinary practice covering civil law and tax.
Civil law, specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence. Expertise includes matters involving road traffic accidents (including Credit Hire, Low Velocity Impacts, MIB claims, insurance indemnity and fraud), employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability, and public liability.
Taxation with a particular interest in customs duties and excise duties and asset seizure and recovery under the Customs and Excise Management Act. Rupert is regularly instructed by HMRC and the Home Office.
Civil asset forfeiture, predominantly civil cash forfeiture under the Proceeds of Crime Act.
Rupert has appeared in inquests, including article 2 and jury inquests, involving: prison deaths and deaths in state custody, suicides, deaths with complex causation involving co-incidental causes, deaths in hospitals, and deaths involving issues of medical negligence or want of proper care.
M v C, representing the claimant in a claim arising out of an industrial accident that resulted in a traumatic partial amputation and chronic pain. Claim settled at over £300,000.
Dickinson v Miller, representing the claimant in a claim involving complex causation arguments regarding the onset of degenerative bone disease.