Carly is a highly regarded civil practitioner with extensive experience in personal injury, cross- border, and credit hire litigation. Carly is also regularly instructed in costs only disputes and acts for both paying and receiving parties.
Carly enjoys a thriving personal injury practice and has represented Claimants and Defendants at all levels since being called to the Bar in 2005. Carly specializes in the following sub-categories but she is more than happy to accept instructions in other areas upon request:
- Clinical negligence
- Fraud/Fundamental dishonesty
- Road Traffic Accidents
- Employer’s Liability
- Occupier’s Liability
- Public Liability (highway claims, claims in nuisance etc.)
- Product Liability (Sale and Supply of Goods Act 1994; Consumer Protection Act 1987)
- Claims arising from defective premises under the Defective Premises Act 1972 and/or the Landlord & Tenant Act 1985.
Cross-border claims/Accidents abroad
Carly has a particular passion for this area of law and she is regularly instructed to advise on issues of jurisdiction/choice of law concerning Rome II, and the application of the Montreal and Athens Conventions.
Carly also has considerable experience of the Package Travel Regulations and EU Regulation 241/2004 concerning flight delays.
Carly is extremely well versed in credit hire litigation and she appears frequently in court at Fast Track and Multi-Track level to present and to defend arguments relating to need, period, rate and enforceability. Carly understands the need for specific detail when pleading claims for and against credit hire, and the importance of citing relevant and up to date case law therein.
Carly’s practice encompasses all areas of costs litigation including inter-partes and solicitor/client disputes. Carly has vast experience of advising and representing paying and receiving parties on/in the following areas:
- Detailed Assessment hearings
- Costs of and occasioned by interlocutory hearings
- Costs budgeting
- ATE/success fee disputes
- Indemnity issues where fraud is alleged
- Fixed costs disputes under the MOJ Low Value Personal Injury Protocol
- Costs/benefit analysis when bringing and defending claims generally
Carly offers a prompt turnaround of papers and is happy to discuss matters via telephone or email correspondence and to consider accepting instructions on a CFA basis.
Law LLB (hons) : First Class
Bar Vocational Course : Very Competent
Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship
Sweet and Maxwell Company Law Prize
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Carly was born in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria but now lives in Greater Manchester with her family.
Carly’s spare time is mainly spent trying (but failing) to keep fit and providing taxi and banking services to her teenage son. Carly would much rather spend her time being pampered at beauty spas and lying on a beach somewhere in the Caribbean!