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					                                                           Jason Cox
                                                           Special Interest Groups:
                                                           Personal Injury
                                                           Clinical Negligence
                                                           Fraudulent Claims
                                                           Business and Property

Jason Cox was called to the Bar in 1992 after working as a Research Assistant at the Law
Commission for one year.

His practice is predominantly in the field of personal injury but he maintains a mixed practice
including clinical negligence, disease, fraudulent claims, regulatory, business and property,
commercial, contract, landlord and tenant, insurance and professional negligence.

He is a regular contributor to Chambers' newsletters on Personal Injury and Health and Safety
at Work.

Personal Injury
He has a broad personal injury practice, acting for both claimants and defendants in all types
of personal injury case including disease and fraudulent claims.

His personal injury practice encompasses road traffic accidents, including those resulting in
catastrophic or fatal injury and where expert liability evidence is involved (he has particular
experience of cases involving expert issues concerning tyre fitting and failure).

He regularly undertakes Employers' Liability and Public Liability claims of all kinds, including
indemnity and contribution claims between insurers (in this context, his practice is
increasingly focused on high value claims and fatal accidents).

His work includes construction accident litigation involving multiple defendants.

He has substantial experience of group litigation, including disease, WRULD and gastro-
intestinal epidemics.

He frequently appears at Coroner’s inquests and CICA claims.
He has a particular interest and experience in cases involving Deep Vein Thrombosis.

Reported cases include the quantum cases of Re: RH (head injury/epilepsy), Re: Potter (brain
damage) and Paintin –v- Stella Musical Productions (first reported case of an award of
provisional damages for future risks of DVT).

Clinical Negligence
He has an established and growing practice in clinical negligence work, where he acts
principally for claimants.
He is involved in advising a number of Claimants in the Leicester Epilepsy Litigation which is
being conducted in the form of an Alternative Dispute Resolution process approved by the

He has considerable experience of representing families at inquests in a clinical negligence

He acts for both claimants and defendants in all forms of industrial disease work.

He has recent experience in cases involving Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome and Carpal
Tunnel Syndrome due to vibration; work-related upper limb disorders; Noise Induced Hearing
Loss and Tinnitus; asbestos-related disease of all kinds; occupational asthma; silicosis and

He has experience of group litigation within the field of disease work, particularly in respect of

He also has very substantial experience of the limitation issues which frequently arise in
disease work and is often instructed in respect of preliminary hearings on limitation issues.

Fraudulent Claims
He has advised various insurers in cases where there is a suspicion of fraud, including
evidence management and trial preparation in RTA's involving allegations of staged accidents
and extra passengers.

He has conducted many trials where allegations of fraud and/or malingering are made,
including alleged high value cases with video evidence.

He is experienced in advising and representing defendants in Health and Safety prosecutions.

Business and Property
He appeared in BT –v- Geraghty and Miller , a test case concerning the measure of damages
in negligence for underground services damage and in particular, the recoverability and
computation of claimed overheads.

He has acted for insurers and local authorities in all types of underground services claims,
particularly telecommunications and electricity. He is experienced in dealing with the complex
engineering and accountancy issues which arise in such claims.

He also has experience of property damage claims arising in other contexts including tree and
fire damage. He also maintains a mixed practice and has significant experience in the fields
of insurance, contract and professional negligence.

Reported cases include Skinns v Greenwood [2002] EWCA Civ 424 (statutory interpretation
of Section 3 of the Leasehold Reform Act 1967), the quantum cases of Re: RH (head
injury/epilepsy), Re: Potter (brain damage) and Paintin v Stella Musical Productions (first
reported case of an award of provisional damages for future risks of DVT).

He is a member of the Personal Injuries Bar Association and the Nottinghamshire Medico-
Legal Society.

Interests away from the Bar include rugby, cricket, skiing, travel and music.

Jason Cox is a good example of the set’s high-calibre juniors. He is seen as one of the rising
stars of the Personal Injury Bar and his “keen intelligence and ability to seize a point and
develop it” have attracted much attention.
Jason Cox exhibits “clarity and sensitivity,” and “has the complete skill set” for healthcare and
complex negligence issues.
                                                                 Chambers and Partners 2009

“A high flyer of the future”. Sources wax lyrical about his skills and are particularly effusive
about his “formidable cross-examination of witnesses”.

He is praised for “showing an original and pragmatic approach to his cases”.
                                                                Chambers and Partners 2010

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