Craig Carr is a common law practitioner specialising in clinical and other areas of professional negligence, personal injury, and public authority liability. He is instructed in complex high value claims and frequently in large multi-party actions. His practice extends to civil claims seeking damages for ECHR breaches and proceedings in the Coroner’s Court. He acts for both Claimants and Defendants and has experience from Inquest, through interlocutory hearings to trial, JSM or mediation.
Craig has a wide-ranging clinical negligence practice covering the full range of medical disciplines with values running into millions of pounds. He is instructed in birth injury, delayed diagnosis, surgical error and consent cases. He acts in claims against NHS Trusts, GPs and private practitioners. Where death has resulted from the treatment he is often instructed to act on behalf of the bereaved family at inquest, either in advance of, or alongside, the civil claim.
Craig undertakes work on behalf of Claimants and Defendants in EL, PL, military and RTA claims. He specialises in private law claims alleging civil liability against public bodies in the exercise of their statutory/public functions and he has considerable experience defending s.41 claims against Highway Authorities. He has appeared in the Tribunal in CICA claims and CRU appeals.
Since 2008, a very substantial part of his practice has been civil claims for damages arising from the physical and/or sexual abuse of vulnerable Claimants. His practice covers claims against the individual abusers and/or their employers, and those claims of professional negligence against social workers or medical professionals. He also advises in claims involving infringement of ECHR rights (Articles 3, 6 or 8), whether as standalone claims or as an adjunct to the common law claim, where there has been a failure or delay by a public body to protect a vulnerable party from harm.
He is lead counsel in the claims alleging the physical and sexual abuse of vulnerable individuals and more generally Manchester Children’s Homes (No.2) Group Litigation and has advised in many of the individual claims (of which there are over 600, making it one of the largest ever child abuse GLOs). He has advised individual claimants in the Nugent Care Group Action, the St Williams Group Action and the Medomsley claims. As well as Children’s Homes and Detention Centre cases, he has been instructed in claims against Private Schools, the Church, the Scouts, NHS Trusts and private therapists as well as claims against individual abusers.
In 2018 he was appointed to the Independent Appeals Panel of the Lambeth Children’s Home Redress Scheme.
Shortly after becoming a tenant in chambers, he was part of a team of lawyers instructed by the Defendant in a $97million constructive trust claim concerning the profits of a hedge fund. Craig maintains a varied practice in commercial work with a focus on claims involving allegations of professional negligence. He was instructed by the Claimant companies in a claim pleaded at over £4.6million against their former accountants, which concluded at mediation. He was instructed by the Defendant in a claim in the Chancery Division alleging losses resulting from breaches of the FSA’s Conduct of Business Rules. He acted for the Claimant in a professional negligence claim following an oil spillage on local authority land. He has received instructions from the largest provider of asset finance in the UK in contested debt recovery trials. He acted on behalf of an African Airline in a claim for damage to their aircraft and consequent loss of profits. He has experience in claims involving unfair terms, sale of goods and services, agency and misrepresentation.
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