Elliot maintains a nationwide practice acting for Claimants and Defendants in equal measure across the full range of serious injury litigation. He deals with increasingly complex and high value cases from the initial advisory stage right through to trial. He has extensive experience in claims arising from road traffic accidents as well as claims involving employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and public liability.
In addition to representing seriously injured Claimants, Elliot represents a number of major insurers, local authorities and government departments, having been appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown in 2018. Elliot is regularly instructed by insurers in claims where fraud is alleged and provides early strategic advice.
Elliot maintains a busy paper practice. He frequently advises and drafts pleadings in complex cases and can be relied upon to meet tight deadlines as required.
Notable Serious Injury cases
Representing a Claimant cyclist who sustained a mild brain injury and significant orthopaedic injuries following a head on collision with a German motorist whilst cycling on holiday in Gran Canaria.
Representing a Claimant who suffered significant facial, dental and neurological injuries following a serious road traffic accident. The case required detailed consideration of complex medical evidence regarding causation.
Representing a Claimant who contracted listeria from eating pre-prepared sandwiches whilst an in patient in hospital, resulting in a further admission for 6 months. The Claimant required a total colectomy and was left with no natural bowel function and permanent mobility difficulties. The claim settled for a substantial sum prior to trial.
Representing an amputee following an accident caused by the provision of an unsuitable wheelchair and mobility aids, resulting in further serious injury to the Claimant. The matter settled for a significant sum prior to trial.
Representing a Claimant who developed compartment syndrome following an assault whilst working as a teacher at a specialist learning resource centre.
Representing a Defendant in a significant personal injury claim where fraud was alleged. Extensive surveillance evidence over many months was relied upon by the Defendant and Elliot secured a finding of fundamental dishonesty at trial.
Representing a Defendant insurer in relation to a number of claims which were said to be fraudulent. The claims were jointly case managed and required careful consideration of extensive evidence to evidence links between the parties. Elliot was involved from the initial strategic advice stage right through to trial.