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Christopher Wilson-Smith QC and Matthew Stockwell secure damages for blind adventure athlete paralysed by a fall


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Instructed by leading litigation firm Stewarts Law LLP, Christopher and Matthew advised and represented Mark Pollock throughout his claim, obtaining judgment following a “difficult” five-day trial before William Davis J.

Unbroken by blindness at 22, Mark competed in ultra endurance races across deserts, mountains, and the polar ice caps including an epic two month expedition race to the South Pole. He won silver and bronze rowing in the Commonwealth Games.

Describing Mark, the Judge said: “His athletic achievements would have been notable for someone without disability. Given his blindness they were and are remarkable“.

The judgment provides much needed security whilst Mark continues his journey, now as a pioneer exploring the frontiers of spinal cord injury recovery.


Barristers: Christopher Wilson-Smith QC | Matthew Stockwell
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