David Regan

Year of Call: 1994

Inn: Inner Temple

Judicial Office: Deputy District Judge (Civil), Assistant Coroner

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Equally brilliant in court and in his dealings with families.”

Chambers UK,  2021
Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

David is regularly instructed in cases involving vulnerable claimants, including cases concerning severe psychological disorder, rape, sexual abuse and distressing reproductive, genito-urinary and bowel disorders. David is happy to advise by telephone on an informal basis. He is an approved Pupil Supervisor and has trained as an Advocacy Trainer for the Western Circuit.

Areas of particular interest and expertise include:

  • Limitation, Issue Estoppel, Abuse of Process and Civil Procedure
  • Fatal accidents: complex and persisting claims for dependency
  • Complex historic industrial disease such as mesothelioma and other consequences of asbestos exposure, vibration white finger, noise-induced hearing loss, repetitive strain injuries
  • Catastrophic injury: extensive experience of cases where accidents result in conditions such as tetraplegia, quadriplegia and brain damage including complex multiple injuries, cognitive disabilities and personality change
  • Liability for animals: cases involving strict liability concerning negligence of horses, livestock and dogs (including guard dogs). Also liability for nuisance caused by wild animals
  • Physical and sexual abuse: care and residential homes, actions involving local authorities and schools
  • Psychological injury: cases arising within and outside the workplace. Complemented by David’s practice in employment law, particularly in the field of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995
  • Highways: the liabilities of Highway Authorities; nuisance; liability for defective trees and adjoining structures

Appointments:

  • Deputy District Judge (Civil)
  • Assistant Coroner

Professional memberships:

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Western Circuit

Qualifications & awards:

  • MA (Oxon) Dip Law