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Outer Temple Chambers hosted a series of talks and discussions on spinal injury related topics. These were chaired by Eliot Woolf QC. The webinar was held on Thursday 23rd June 2022. The Spinal Sessions focused on the topic of Cauda Equina Syndrome.
The fourth talk of the day was by Outer Temple’s Tom Gibson, who gave a legal update on cauda claim catastrophes.
Tom Gibson looks at two case studies with in his presentation; ‘Calderdale and Huddersfield v Metcalf’ and ‘North Bristol v White’. In these two cases, the claimants were found in contempt of court for making false claims. Tom looks at the facts, the claim and the outcomes of each.
To see the presentation slides from this talk please click here.
Watch the full video of Talk 4 below:
Other speakers included John Leach (Consultant Neurosurgeon), Dr Naveen Kumar (Consultant in Neurorehabilitation), Maggie Sargent and Gill Creighton (Care and Case Management Specialists) of Maggie Sargent & Associates. Outer Temple Chambers’ speakers also included Jonathan Hand QC and Daniel Clarke.
Eliot Woolf QC chaired this event. He specialises exclusively in the fields of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury (domestic and international). His Clinical Negligence practice is wide ranging, representing both claimants and defendants. His Personal Injury work has a focus on catastrophic brain and spinal injury claims, military claims and foreign accident / group illness claims.
He is regularly ranked as a Leading Individual in each of his practice areas in both The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
Tom is a former solicitor, having qualified at Magic Circle firm Slaughter and May in 2010 before transferring to the Bar.
Before joining Outer Temple Tom was a Judicial Assistant to Arden LJ (as she then was) at the Court of Appeal during 2010-11.
Tom has undertaken pro bono work for AvMA, the Bar Pro Bono Unit, the Law Society’s LawWorks Mediation Scheme, and the FRU. He appeared pro bono in the Court of Appeal, as sole counsel, for the successful appellant in Duffy v George  EWCA Civ 908.
Tom has a First Class Maths degree from Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. He completed his GDL and LPC at BPP Law School in London.