Darren is an excellent advocate. He responds promptly to written instructions and is well organised. In court, he has a calm but effective approach. He is able to adapt the degree of intensity required on any given case. He communicates well with clients and in my own experience has a proven successful track record at trial.”
Darren practises in all areas of employers’ liability for both claimants and defendants. He regularly advises and appears in legacy ‘Six Pack’ regulations cases that commenced before direct effect ceased.
He advises and appears in complex cases involving vicarious liability/civil assault and alleged failure of care plan/safe working procedure in places such as secure units, specialist schools, respite care centres as well as prisons and young offenders’ institutions for local and central government.
In addition to traditional employer’s liability cases, Darren has a specialist Admiralty practice concerning work accidents at sea, merchant navy accidents and dockside regulation.
Recent work includes:
- M v X & MOD – an ongoing case concerning an RN officer injured after leaving her ship and suffering serious injury on the dockside. Complex issues relating to duties, ownership and maintenance between defendants.
- Johnson v University of Bristol – the claimant handyman was injured in the process of identifying and fixing a complained-of defect.
- Passmore v Swansea City Council – liability for a council employee standing on a traffic light inspection panel which collapsed. Liability attached as the inspection panel was work equipment for some council employees and so it was work equipment for this employee.
- Personal Injury Bar Association
Qualifications & awards:
- LLB (Hons) Warwick
- Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Scholarship (Inner Temple)