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Alex Poole

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Alex Poole - Deans Court Chambers


  • Manchester Grammar School
  • Edinburgh University - MA (Hons)

Professional Associations

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit


Alex represents Claimants and Defendants in substantial multi track litigation in all areas of personal injury law, concerning the liability of (for example):

  • employers (including in relation to disease),
  • occupiers,
  • road users,
  • local authorities,
  • landlords,
  • producers of goods,
  • occupational disease etc.

He is typically involved in the defence and pursuit of large loss claims involving complex expert evidence, from initial advisory work through joint settlement meetings to trial.

He is sought after in the defence of fraudulent claims – EL, motor, highways etc. Many such claims involve surveillance and other intelligence. Many discontinue before or at trial.

Many of the claims in which he is instructed feature technical credit hire issues and he is experienced in the pursuit of non-party costs orders. In interlocutory work, he is frequently instructed to represent the interests of multiple defendants.

Notable Cases

  • RTA Fraud

    Faraj & Others v Equity Insurance Group Ltd

    Successfully defended an insurer against three fraudulent claims following an induced road traffic collision, obtaining against all three Claimants declarations that they had deceitfully brought or assisted in the commission of fraudulent personal injury claims.

  • Personal Injury

    McCarthy v Grimes

    Catastrophic Brain Injuries to 4 year old child in road traffic accident

  • Personal Injury

    Sullivan v Quinn Direct Ins & Ors

    Catastrophic Spinal Injuries to 18 year old

  • Personal Injury

    Ali v Bradford [2010] EWCA Civ 1282

    Debris on Highway; scope of Highways Act s.41, 130, 150

    Wilkinson v York [2011] EWCA Civ 207

    s. 58 Highways Act, scope of statutory defence

  • Personal Injury

    Hunt v Aviva

    £100k+ Credit Hire claim by Premiership Footballer

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