Geoffrey Mott (1982)

Geoffrey Mott (1982)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 1982 Public Access Accredited
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Profile

General Information

Geoffrey Mott is a skilled advocate with a well-deserved reputation for his thorough research and presentation. He is popular with clients and solicitors alike for his approachability and his ability to absorb and explain intricate issues. His preparation and attention to detail invariably produce successful outcomes. He is undaunted by complex and difficult cases. He is also a qualified mediator. He is London based and is happy to travel.

Geoffrey has a wealth of experience across a broad range of civil law including commercial; sale of goods; partnership; insurance; building & boundary disputes; landlord and tenant; housing and co-ownership of property. He has conducted hearings at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal. He has appeared before Tribunals (including the Solicitors’ Disciplinary Tribunal) and Adjudicators (regarding construction contracts pursuant to the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996). He has experience of dealing with health and safety and a wide variety of issues connected with highway maintenance including claims for damaged apparatus and services.

Geoffrey is a specialist in all aspects of Personal Injury work including Clinical Negligence. The majority of his work is personal injury based and he has extensive experience in representing both Claimants and Defendants. He has wide experience of Clinical and Dental negligence cases.

Areas of Specialisation

Civil & Commercial

  • Sale of Goods
  • Consumer Credit
  • Contract
  • Professional Negligence
  • Insurance

Clinical Negligence

Coroner’s inquests

Costs

Personal Injury

  • Road Traffic Claims
  • Motorcycle Claims
  • Credit Hire
  • Health & Safety
  • Employer’s Liability
  • Highways Act
  • Product Liability

Professional Memberships

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • The Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn

Personal Interests

F1 Motor Racing; International Rugby (Wales); Travel and Theatre.

 

Testimonials

Testimonials

Areas of Law

Geoffrey Mott (1982) is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:

  • Clinical Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Road Traffic
  • Approved for the following panels:
  • Business & Commercial Law
  • Costs
  • Inquests
  • Land & Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Professional Regulation
  • Public & Administrative Law
  • Technology & Construction inc Adjudication

Outside of these key areas of law, Geoffrey Mott (1982) is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Geoffrey direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.

Cases and Publications

Reported cases include :

Vine –v- L.B. Waltham Forest [2000] 4 All ER 169 CA (wheelclamping, volenti / consent and procedural difficulties where a 2-judge CA fails to agree);

Eagle Star Ins. Co. –v- Karasiewicz [1998] 1 WLR 1123 CA (part of the Bannister –v- SGB appeals on O.17 r.11);

Warby –v- Perkins [Kemp F3-007];

Chatfield –v- Kohler [2004] 5 CL 433;

Roberti [2004] 6 CL 357; SK [2004] 6 CL 358

Hussain –v- Jones [2004] 11 CL 276

Vehicle Operator Services Agency v FM Conway Ltd [2012] EWHC 2930 (Admin) [2013] R.T.R. 17 (Company law : Corporate liability - Intention)

Unreported : Champion –v- Flight [2006] Fam Div (192 couples married on unapproved premises).

Fees and Feedback

Fees and Feedback

Details regarding our approach to fees can be found at the following link:  http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=336

SERVICES:

Please see “profile” tab for description of the legal services provided by this barrister.

We aim to complete and return all paperwork within 14 days (2 weeks) of receipt if no specific deadline is provided. We can work to much faster timescales if requested or we can agree a specific target date for each individual circumstance. We will always advise at the outset if counsel is unable to meet any deadline.

Each barrister has a standard hourly rate for their work. The individual hourly rate can be agreed when instructions are acknowledged if preferred. We welcome early discussion as to the suitability of a specific barrister for a specific case. The right barrister will have the relevant expertise to deal with the case but will not be too junior, or too senior depending on the complexities.

We aim to allocate all cases to the correct level of experience & seniority which we believe will prove most to be the most cost effective solution for our clients.

If, due to urgency, we allocate paperwork to a more senior member of Clerksroom, we will charge the appropriate hourly rate for the work, not for the barrister. We welcome early discussion to ensure the correct fee is applied to the case at the outset.

REDRESS:

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Complaints information

If you are not satisfied with the service provided, you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on the chambers’ complaints procedure is available at the following link: http://www.clerksroom.com/content-html?cid=416

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from my chambers, you can make a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. You must contact the Legal Ombudsman either within 6 months following the conclusion of our handling your complaint, within 6 years from the date of the act/omission, or 3 years from the date that you should reasonably have known there were grounds for complaint (if the act/omission took place before the 6 October 2010 or was more than six years ago).

The Legal Ombudsman’s details are as follows:

Legal Ombudsman
PO Box 6806
Wolverhampton
WV1 9WJ
Tel: 0300 555 0333
Email: enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk
Web: www.legalombudsman.org.uk

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Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

Privacy Notice

1.         This is a privacy notice that describes how, why and for how long I will process or keep your personal data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (‘GDPR’).

2.         The GDPR governs how an individual’s personal data is used and your rights in relation to that data.

3.         I, Geoffrey Mott, have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent) through your solicitor or agent.

4.         It is necessary for me to process your personal data in order for me to provide you with legal services, for example :

·   advice on the prospects of litigation;

·   advice on the value of your claim;

·   representation at a Court hearing;

·   representation at trial;

·   advise, review or comment on legal issues or evidence.

 

5.         Processing means anything done to data such as : recording, organising, adapting, altering, copying, consulting, transmitting, combining, erasing or storing it.

6.         The processing for the purposes listed above will take place in accordance with either Article 6(1)(a) GDPR or Article 6(1)(b) GDPR, depending on how you instructed me.

7.         If you have instructed me on a Direct Access basis, or engaged a solicitor (or legal agent) to assist you in bringing or defending a claim then the processing is necessary to perform a contract to which you are a party (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR). To give effect to that contract (i.e. to bring a claim) it is necessary for me to process your personal data for litigation purposes.

 

Recipients of your data

8.         I may also be required to share your data with others, depending on the nature of your case. This may include :

(i)         Courts and other tribunals to which documents are presented;

(ii)        Your solicitors or agent representing you through whom I have been instructed;

(iii)       Potential witnesses, experts and other persons involved in the case;

(iv)       Solicitors, Barristers or other legal representatives;

(v)        Ombudsmen and regulatory authorities;

(vi)       Educational and examining bodies; and

(vii)      Current, past or prospective employers.

 

Special Categories of Data

9.         In some cases I will have been given your personal data that is within the ‘special categories’ of data described in GDPR Article 9 (1). For example, personal data that reveals your race, ethnicity, sexual preferences, political or religious beliefs, trade union membership or health. There are also restrictions for processing information regarding criminal convictions.

10.       This type of personal data will only be processed where it is necessary in order to represent you in your legal claim, or to advise you on the prospects of a legal claim.

 

Retention

11.       I will retain your personal data for no longer than is necessary, and where it is possible, I will anonymise your data.

12.       How long your personal data is kept will depend upon a number of factors. The retention period will be reviewed when the service with which I am providing you is complete. However, in general, I am obliged by the Bar Code of Conduct and by HM Revenue and Customs to retain records of my cases for 6 years.

13.       Once your case has concluded and my fees have been paid, I shall retain only the personal data necessary for the following purposes :

(i)         the legal and professional obligation to retain information relating to my cases;

(ii)        to check for any potential conflict of interests that may arise in the future when I am instructed on other cases;

(iii)       for use in the defence of potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes;

(iv)       to refer back to in future cases which raise similar legal, factual, or procedural issues.

 

14.       The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 13 (ii), (iii) and (iv) above will take place in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. That is, for the purposes of legitimate interests that are not outweighed by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms.

15.       The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 13 (i) above will take place in accordance with Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR. That is, the processing is necessary for me to comply with a legal obligation. 

 

Your Rights

16.       Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 7 above) you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

17.       Withdrawal of your consent to process such data will most probably mean that I am no longer able to provide you with the legal services that you seek.

18.       You may request confirmation that your personal data is being processed by me and details about the personal data, the source, the processing, the purposes of the processing, the recipients and the retention period.

19.       You may request a copy of your personal data that is being processed by me. You may also request rectification (i.e. correction) where there are inaccuracies in the personal data.

20.       You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 13 of this privacy notice. Should you object, the processing will only continue where there are compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests. 

21.       Where the processing or retention of your data is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, it will not be possible to object. 

22.       You have the right to request that your personal data is erased where any of the following apply :

(i)         The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;

(ii)        You withdraw your consent where the basis of processing was based on consent and where there is no other ground for the processing;

(iii)       Where your fundamental rights, freedoms and interests override the legitimate interests of processing in paragraph 13;

(iv)       The personal data has been unlawfully processed; or

(v)        The personal data have to be erased to comply with a legal obligation.

23.       You have the right to request that your personal data is restricted from processing, so that it is simply stored, for the following reasons : as an alternative to deletion; so that it can be corrected; for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; to verify if a legitimate ground exists (paragraph 13).

24.       Where it is necessary to correct your personal data, or you have requested the restriction or erasure of your personal data, I shall endeavour to contact the recipients of the personal data, unless this involves disproportionate effort. 

 

Security

25.       I take appropriate physical and technical procedures to safeguard your personal data to prevent it from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way. The I.T. systems used by Clerksroom are ISO 27001 compliant.

 

Complaints or Queries

26.       If you have any questions regarding this privacy notice, or how I use your personal data please email me (mott@clerksroom.com) or my clerks (mail@clerksroom.com) or telephone 01823 247 247.

27.       I shall aim to respond as soon as possible, and within 30 days.

28.       You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) if you believe I have not handled your request in an appropriate manner. For information on contacting the ICO please go to https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

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