Charlie Sparling

Year of call 2006

CClerk

Graham Smith
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Charlie practises exclusively in personal injury, clinical negligence and costs. He appears for both Claimants and Defendants in matters concerning both liability and quantum disputes. He has a particular specialism in claims involving chronic pain/somatoform disorders and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

Charlie is recognised as a “Leading Junior” in the field of Personal injury by the Legal 500.

Charlie is a member of PIBA.

"He remains level headed when presented with difficult situations to manage." - Legal 500


Charlie is regularly instructed to conduct High Court budgeting hearings, attend detailed assessments at the SCCO, and advise on costs recovery issues on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants.

Charlie recently appeared in the matter of Hassan v Rygor [2019] QB (Master Brown), in which he successfully resisted an application for a substantial interim payment on account of costs where liability was admitted. 

 


Charlie is recognised as a Leading Junior in Personal Injury by the Legal 500. He appears for both Claimants and Defendants, and regularly advises on liability in serious or fatal injury cases in complex EL/PL and RTA matters. His work includes accidents resulting in brain injury, amputation and reduced life expectancy.

Charlie has a particular specialism acting in cases involving pain conditions, including Chronic Pain and associated disorders such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

Examples of recent work include:

  • Eccleshall v Haworth [2020] (QB) Charlie acts for the Defendant in this High Court RTA claim matter pleaded in excess of £2.5 million.
  • Ramirez v First Eastern Counties (QB) (Liability judgement, David Pittaway QC LTL 31/10/2017), Charlie acted for the Claimant in this complex brain-injury matter, in which liability was established in a split trial in 2017. Claim involved 12 medical experts, with evidence touching on brain injury classification, validity/effort testing and audio-vestibular sequelae. 
  • Tims v Developing London [2019] (CC) Acting for the Defendant, Charlie appeared for the Defendant in this liability and quantum claim in which fundamental dishonesty was advanced in relation to both accident mechanism and the Claimant’s presentation to the medical experts. 
  • Mulroue v Fermor and Others [2018], London CC (HHJ Freeland QC). Charlie successfully acted for the Claimant in this multi-party serious “road rage” matter, in which the Defendant driver alleged that his negligent actions had been incited by the Second Defendant.   
     

Charlie has specialised in multi-track County and High Court personal injury and clinical negligence actions for the past several years. He has particular interest in matters involving complex causation and quantum issues, particularly somatoform and chronic pain conditions.

Charlie has represented families and other properly interested persons at inquests, including those relating directly to standards of medical and supervisory care provided to elderly patients.

His general experience in clinical negligence matters includes pleading, advising on quantum and/or merits on paper, and dealing with the general interlocutory stages at court, including costs and case management hearings. That experience includes matters involving birth injuries, surgical problems and errors in diagnosis.

Charlie also undertakes inquest work on behalf of both claimants and defendants,

 

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Charlie practises exclusively in personal injury, clinical negligence and costs. He appears for both Claimants and Defendants in matters concerning both liability and quantum disputes. He has a particular specialism in claims involving chronic pain/somatoform disorders and Mild Traumatic Brain Injury.

Charlie is recognised as a “Leading Junior” in the field of Personal injury by the Legal 500.

Charlie is a member of PIBA.

"He remains level headed when presented with difficult situations to manage." - Legal 500


Charlie is regularly instructed to conduct High Court budgeting hearings, attend detailed assessments at the SCCO, and advise on costs recovery issues on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants.

Charlie recently appeared in the matter of Hassan v Rygor [2019] QB (Master Brown), in which he successfully resisted an application for a substantial interim payment on account of costs where liability was admitted. 

 


Charlie is recognised as a Leading Junior in Personal Injury by the Legal 500. He appears for both Claimants and Defendants, and regularly advises on liability in serious or fatal injury cases in complex EL/PL and RTA matters. His work includes accidents resulting in brain injury, amputation and reduced life expectancy.

Charlie has a particular specialism acting in cases involving pain conditions, including Chronic Pain and associated disorders such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia.

Examples of recent work include:

  • Eccleshall v Haworth [2020] (QB) Charlie acts for the Defendant in this High Court RTA claim matter pleaded in excess of £2.5 million.
  • Ramirez v First Eastern Counties (QB) (Liability judgement, David Pittaway QC LTL 31/10/2017), Charlie acted for the Claimant in this complex brain-injury matter, in which liability was established in a split trial in 2017. Claim involved 12 medical experts, with evidence touching on brain injury classification, validity/effort testing and audio-vestibular sequelae. 
  • Tims v Developing London [2019] (CC) Acting for the Defendant, Charlie appeared for the Defendant in this liability and quantum claim in which fundamental dishonesty was advanced in relation to both accident mechanism and the Claimant’s presentation to the medical experts. 
  • Mulroue v Fermor and Others [2018], London CC (HHJ Freeland QC). Charlie successfully acted for the Claimant in this multi-party serious “road rage” matter, in which the Defendant driver alleged that his negligent actions had been incited by the Second Defendant.   
     

Charlie has specialised in multi-track County and High Court personal injury and clinical negligence actions for the past several years. He has particular interest in matters involving complex causation and quantum issues, particularly somatoform and chronic pain conditions.

Charlie has represented families and other properly interested persons at inquests, including those relating directly to standards of medical and supervisory care provided to elderly patients.

His general experience in clinical negligence matters includes pleading, advising on quantum and/or merits on paper, and dealing with the general interlocutory stages at court, including costs and case management hearings. That experience includes matters involving birth injuries, surgical problems and errors in diagnosis.

Charlie also undertakes inquest work on behalf of both claimants and defendants,

 

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