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Timothy Trotman

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Timothy Trotman - Deans Court Chambers

Education

  • Nottingham High School
  • St. John’s College, Cambridge (MA)

Appointments

  • Editor of the Deans Court Chambers Business and Professional Group Newsletter.

Professional Associations

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • Technology and Construction Bar Association
  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (1999)

Profile

Tim Trotman has been a Civil Practitioner at Deans Court Chambers since 1984. Clinical Negligence experience has involved claims for wrongful conception, nephrotic syndrome, orthopaedic misdiagnosis, inappropriate drug and implant therapy and cosmetic surgery. Sample Construction and Professional Negligence cases have included claims arising out of engineering works to a flour mill in Trafford Park, a boiler explosion at large bakery in Stockport, defective design of heat exchanges for cattle incineration (in connection with the Government Over Thirty Month Scheme), an Arbitration concerning overage claims arising out of residential development in North Lancashire, and a disputed golf course development.

Personal injury work has included highway and factory accidents, industrial disease (asbestos, deafness, HAVs/WRULD), workplace stress, brain damage, serious spinal injuries and CICA claims. Tim Trotman is also the editor of the Deans Court Chambers Business and Professional Group Newsletter.

Publications

  • ‘Pacific Associates -v- Baxter: Time for Reconsideration?’ Construction Law Journal 1999 Vol 15, No. 6
  • ‘Relying on settlements: The rationale of Biggin -v- Permanite’ Lloyds Maritime and Commercial Law Quarterly 2000 Part 2, May 2000, p222
  • Local Authority Liability and Defective Buildings: The implications of Marcic -v- Thames Water Utilities Ltd’ Construction Law Journal 2003 Vol 19, No. 1
  • “The Scope of Duty Test after The Achilleas” New Law Journal 27th January 2012
  • “Divisible and Indivisible Injuries : Sienkiewicz v Greif (UK) Ltd” Personal Injury Law Journal March 2012

Notable Cases

  • Personal Injury

    Pritchard -v- Clwyd CC

    [1993] PIQR p21

  • Mental Health / Consent to ERA hearing test

    Rooney -v- Automotive Financial Group Ltd

    PMILL 1998/14 p7

  • Maximum Award / Brain Injury

    R(on the application of M) -v- CICA [2002]

    EWHC Admin 2464

  • Arbitration/Costs/Mistake of law / Quantity Surveying

    Newfield Construction Ltd -v- Tomlinson

    [2004] 97 Con LR (HHJ Coulson QC)

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