With over 30 years’ experience specialising in multitrack employers’ liability and public liability claims with special interest in the rail industry, transport and industrial disease and limitation Chris leads the Transport Unit at Langleys. He notes his key strengths as “thorough and detailed reports” and “trenchant analysis” with a focus upon “high quality statements”.
Chris acts for major transport operators throughout the UK including rail and freight haulage operators. He deals with a broad range of employers’ liability and industrial disease claims arising in the transport industry including catastrophic injuries. Through the establishment of a bespoke dedicated claims service he handles all the disease claims upon a national basis for one rail industry client and is familiar with historic exposure and indemnity issues.
Chris has considerable experience of the industry’s practices and procedures’, including the rail industry’s bespoke dispute resolution procedure of CAHA. Chris handles claims for rail industry clients brought by passengers on trains and at railway premises for trips, slips and falls. He has dealt with the Equality Act 2010 and claims pursuant to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and has successfully defended rail industry clients in unusual claims made against them for PTSD and psychiatric injury claims.
Additionally, Chris has a wide range of industrial disease experience including HAVS NIHL WRULDS and Asbestos where his limitation defence strategies have been particularly successful.
Chris is a trusted adviser for "go to advice" for a number of long-standing clients. He regularly shares his knowledge by presenting at in house training events, seminars and surgeries for clients and has also assisted clients with secondments. His expertise is also regularly published in “Rail Professional” commenting on subjects as diverse as remote workers, industrial disease strategies, defending occupiers liability claims and independent contractors.