Jimmy Barber

Year of Call: 2008

Inn: Lincoln's Inn

Jimmy is regularly instructed to advise and to represent claimants and defendants alike in multi-track cases in the County Court involving the statutory duties under the Highways Act 1980, the Occupiers’ Liability Acts 1957 and 1984 and the Animals Act 1971 as well as claims for negligence and for assaults on public premises.

Recent examples of successful outcomes at trial and on appeal include:

  • Representing the appellant highways authority in appeal against a first instance finding that there had been a breach of s.41 when the claimant tripped on an area of cracked pavement around the base of a mature tree.
  • Acting for the operators of a fairground ride in defending a claim brought by a claimant who suffered an amputated finger on their ride.
  • Defending multiple claims for injuries sustained during bell-ringing sessions.
  • Acting for an elderly claimant who fractured her leg after tripping on a gravel verge in a car park.
  • Defending a claim for a head injury occasioned by an alleged battery.
  • Acting for a claimant who suffered permanent facial scarring after striking his face against the boundary wall of a football pitch.
  • Acting for a claimant who suffered a needle-stick injury from a syringe left in an item bought from a pawnbrokers.
  • Acting for a claimant who suffered an eye injury during a school science experiment.
  • Defending a claim brought against a school after a pupil allegedly fell on ice and fractured her wrist.

Professional memberships:

  • Personal Injury Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • LLB European (Magister), University of Exeter (First Class)
  • LLM, University of the Saarland (First Class)
  • Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford
  • Lord Denning Scholarship & Hardwicke Entrance Award, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Undergraduate prizes including the Cavendish Prize, DLA European Law Prize, Markus Zalewski Prize and School of Law Commendation