Rachel Galloway undertakes all aspects of personal injury litigation (including employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and road traffic accident claims) on behalf of both claimants and defendants and is happy to accept instructions on a conditional fee basis where appropriate.
Galloway has extensive knowledge of coronial law. She has been instructed to represent interested parties at inquests involving negligent medical treatment (including ‘gross negligence’), industrial disease and road traffic accidents. Galloway has experience in representing medical professionals, family members and other interested parties in this context.
She has been instructed on a complex and protracted seven-week Article 2 inquest concerning the treatment of a mentally ill patient by his general practitioner. She has also represented families in Article 2 inquests involving negligent medical treatment and in a recent case secured a narrative verdict referring to ‘neglect’ in this context.
Galloway has advised in relation to the pursuance of fatal accident claims following the outcome of an inquest. Prior to joining Kings Chambers, she had experience in obtaining evidence and advising the prison service in both inquests and inquiries in the prison-law context (in particular in cases involving suicide/attempted suicide) as she provided in-house assistance for the treasury solicitor.
She has a particular interest in medical negligence and represents both claimants and defendants in this area. She has experience in cross-examining medical professionals within a wide range of disciplines.
Galloway has been in instructed as a junior to leading counsel in maximum severity road traffic accident cases.
She is choice counsel for the Blackpool Pleasure Beach group of companies and is regularly instructed for the purposes of advising on — and defending — personal injury litigation at its amusement park, with knowledge of the regulatory requirements applying to the operation of amusement rides and attractions.
Galloway is currently involved in defending a potentially large-value claim involving issues under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1984 and the Compensation Act 2006. She has advised in relation to claims arising out of the accident on the Big Dipper in August 2009, as well as on the merits of a defamation action in this context. She also has experience in acting for claimants against amusement parks generally, particularly in claims involving children.
She has substantial experience in industrial disease litigation. She has experience in dealing with cases involving asbestos exposure, industrial deafness and hand-arm vibration.
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This material was sourced from the Kings Chambers website.
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