Inn: Inner Temple
Areas of Work
Shannon’s practice encompasses the breadth and depth of personal injury law and civil litigation.
Shannon regularly deals with substantial multi track cases in all areas of personal injury law including fatal accident, employer’s liability and occupational disease claims. He is adept at dealing with substantial Schedules of Loss with complicated calculations of future loss involving the Ogden, life expectancy and combination tables.
He is very popular with solicitors and lay clients alike and is known for providing effective practical advice, possessing an unrivalled work ethic and, above all, delivering results.
Shannon prides himself on being accessible to professional clients at every stage of the case for informal advice and assistance, and he has a ‘hands on’ approach to litigation. Informed by his extensive experience at every level of civil litigation, Shannon’s principle strengths are his clear judgment and incisive advocacy.
For further details of Shannon’s experience and examples of recent cases please speak to his clerks.
Shannon prides himself in being a genuine and committed specialist in this area and consistently ensures that he is up to date with contemporary legal and clinical issues.
Shannon is also a member of Merseyside Medico-Legal Society, Professional Negligence Bar Association and AvMa, and a committee member of the Northern Circuit Medico-Legal Society.
Shannon has considerable experience in clinical negligence cases beyond his call and has dealt with numerous cases in each of the following areas of speciality:
- obstetrics & gynaecology
- spinal surgery
- general surgery
- general practice
He takes pride in immersing himself in the relevant area and gaining an in-depth knowledge of the medical issues in each case.
Shannon is also conscious of the importance of credible experience in this area and is proficient at questioning expert witnesses, conducting sensitive negotiations and delivering at trial. For specific examples of cases Shannon has dealt with in the last year please speak to his clerks who can provide anonymised information outlining his experience.
Shannon also recognises the importance of an accurate assessment of quantum and when acting for the Claimant he takes a pragmatic approach to maximising the value of the claim. Over the years Shannon has become proficient in advising on complicated claims for dependency, loss of earning pension loss, future care, specialist equipment and accommodation etc.
Professional Conduct Hearings
Shannon has represented medical practitioners in professional conduct hearings before the relevant healthcare regulators, such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Shannon has also appeared in a number of multi-day inquests in the coroner’s court including cases involving neglect, product liability and allegations of gross negligence manslaughter invoking Article 2.
Shannon appreciates that the coronial process can be very traumatic for the bereaved and medical professionals alike. Shannon’s extensive experience allows him to ensure that his client has realistic expectations at the outset and confidence in his counsel throughout.
LONDON BOROUGH of ISLINGTON v BOUROUS and DAVIS v YOUSAF CA-2021-000483 and CA-2021-000614
Full Judgement can be found here.