Michael Shaw (2017)

Michael Shaw (2017)

Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2017 Public Access Accredited BSB Guidance for Public Access
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Profile

General Information

Michael joined Clerksroom in March 2018 after having spent 7 years as a solicitor (the last year as a Solicitor-Advocate).  During his time as a Solicitor, Michael was head of clinical negligence and a director at Carter Moore Solicitors with specific responsibility for client acquisition.

He transferred to the Bar in 2017 and enjoys a general civil practice, with particular emphasis on clinical negligence, personal injury and media law (music).

He is based in Manchester and is happy to travel nationwide.

Clinical Negligence:-

Michael is a specialist clinical negligence counsel, with over 7 years’ previous experience in this area as a solicitor.  During his career he has dealt with the whole array of claims, encompassing but not limited to;

• Cauda Equina Claims

• A&E misdiagnosis and failure to treat.

• NHS Trust claims.

• Sepsis

• Cerebral palsy

• Informed consent

• NHS complaints procedure and redress

• The Coroner’s Inquest

• Medical treatment and human yights

• The Duty of Care, Standard of Care and Establishing Breach of Duty

• Causation

• Limitation

• Claims Involving Medical Products

Cyclists & Other Road Traffic Accidents:-

Michael’s practice includes all RTA personal injury work, (particularly cyclist claimants, being a keen cyclist himself), dealing with Advice on liability, quantum (including, loss of earnings, care and infant settlement) and evidence; drafting of pleadings; Part 18 Requests for Further Information and Part 35 Questions to Experts.

• Motorist emerging into path of cyclist from a side road

• Motorist turning into side road across path of cyclist

• Motorist veering into path of cyclist when cyclist and motorist going straight ahead

• Child cycling accidents

• Stationary motorist opens passenger or driver side door into path of oncoming cyclist.

Product Liability

He has a specific interest in product liability cases. Michael has represented several clients in this area in cases valued at over £1,000,000.00

• Medical product liability

• Breaches of common law, statutory and importers duty

• Claims under statute - Consumer Protection Act 1987

• Manufacturing defects

• Design defects

• Sufficient warnings

• Product recalls

• Import issues and how to avoid product liability claims post Brexit.

Other Personal Injury Work:-

Michael’s personal injury practice covers all areas including;           

• Road Traffic Accidents (Cyclists) (see above)

• Product liability (see above)

• Public liability

• Employers liability

• Animal related injuries

• Criminal injuries compensation

Professional Negligence:-

Michael is not afraid to champion those claimants who have been wronged by professionals who hold themselves out to offer a minimum standard of specific professional services. In 2014, Michael brought a claim against former MMR vaccine claimant solicitors in a case which lead to him being featured on the front page of the Times newspaper and in the online pages of the Guardian and the Law Gazette. Michael has successfully fought and won several professional negligence claims in the following areas.

• Previously Under-settled claims for damages

• Loss of legal chance (unwinnable cases taken fought for costs building)

• Missed limitation or other court deadlines

• Financial advice given without correct registration.

How Michael can assist:

Michael is able to advise on paper or in conference. He can attend;

• Interlocutory hearings

• Case management hearings and

• Fast track trials.

• Coroner’s inquests

Michael is also able to assist in the drafting of;

• Particulars of claim,

• Applications,

• Skeleton arguments,

• Case summaries,

• Draft directions,

• Costs budgets

• Multi-track precedent h forms

• Budget discussion documents.

And can offer advice on

• Quantum,

• Liability,

• Causation

• Merits of cases

• Strategy.

Music (and Media) Law:-

Michael is a keen musician and has shared the stage with such creative giants as the mighty Fairport Convention with his band. During his music career he has established many useful media industry contacts and has a relatively new but growing practice.

He is noted for his ability to combine his legal knowledge with his musical experience to put clients at their ease and explain the legal situation in terms that a non-lawyer can easily understand. Michael has assisted clients in the following areas;

• Image rights

• Contracts

• Copyright law

• Recording contracts

• Management

• Publishing

• Digital distribution deals.

Qualifications:-

Management Degree BSc (hons) 2:1 (1987)

PGDip Law 2005

Admitted as a Solicitor (2011)

Solicitor-Advocate (2016)

Called to the Bar (Middle Temple) (2017)

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Areas of Law

Michael Shaw (2017) is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:

  • Clinical Negligence
  • Personal Injury
  • Approved for the following panels:
  • Media Law & Information Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Public Access Accredited
  • Road Traffic

Outside of these key areas of law, Michael Shaw (2017) is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Michael 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

FEES:

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 a 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

Privacy Notice

Fees and Feedback

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, Michael Shaw (2017), have been instructed by you or your litigation friend (usually a parent), through your solicitor or agent, or via the Bar Pro Bono Unit.

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

·   Advise on the prospects of litigation;

·   Advise 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.

8.              If I am assisting you on a pro bono basis, it will be necessary for me to seek your consent to be able to represent you (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR). In this scenario, you will be sent a consent form.

Recipients of your data

9.              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 whom 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)                Ombudsman and regulatory authorities;

(vi)               Education and examining bodies; and

(vii)             Current, past or prospective employers.

Special Categories of Data

10.          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.

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

Retention

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

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

14.          Once your case has concluded and 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.

15.          The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14 (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.

16.          The processing for the purposes listed in paragraph 14(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

17.          Where processing of your personal data was based on your consent (see paragraphs 6 and 8) 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.

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

19.          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.

20.          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.

21.          You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of your personal data in paragraph 14 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. 

22.          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. 

23.          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 14;

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

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

24.          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 14).

25.          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

26.          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 ISO27001 compliant.

Complaints or Queries

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

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

29.          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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