Carly Walters (2005)

Carly Walters (2005)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2005
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Profile

General Information

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.

Personal Injury

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.

Credit hire

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.

Costs

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

- Tactics

- Costs/benefit analysis when bringing and defending claims generally

Paperwork

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.

Qualifications

Law LLB (hons) : First Class

Bar Vocational Course : Very Competent

Scholarships/Awards

Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship

Cavendish Prize

Blackstone Prize

Sweet and Maxwell Company Law Prize

Professional memberships

Personal Injuries Bar Association

Personal

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!

Testimonials

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Areas of Law

Carly Walters (2005) is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:

  • Personal Injury
  • Road Traffic
  • Approved for the following panels:
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Consumer Contracts
  • Costs
  • Land & Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Road Traffic

Outside of these key areas of law, Carly Walters (2005) is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Carly direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.

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

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