Mark Maitland-Jones

I have a broad practice but focus on Personal Injury and Employment. The personal injury work has included helping Claimants win cases for over £1 million damages and I have particular experience of Industrial disease and deafness claims. In the Employment sphere I acts for both Claimants and Respondents and have particular experience of disability discrimination claims in the public sector.I also act in Family Law cases and have specialist knowledge in relation to wildlife and countryside matters.

My approach

In public access cases I believe that it is important to set clear and attainable goals at an early stage. I am normally happy to see a client for a preliminary chat about a case, free of charge, to discuss what I can do to help and what this may cost. Wherever possible I like to employ a direct and succinct style and I enjoy getting the best possible result for my clients. I welcome new work and difficult cases.

My work

  • I have recently won a trial for a horse rider who sustaned head injuries as a result of a negligent car driver.
  • In 2016 I acted for the successful Claimant in a claim agaisnt a leading Barrister and large Solicitors Firm arising out a failed employment tribunal calim.
  • Eaves v Dalgety 2014. Represented the successful Claimant in a multi track Industrial Deafness claim.
    Re L [2013] All ER (D) 08 Successful appeal to Court of Appeal against Circuit Judge’s refusal to grant a litigant in person an adjournment of Residence Hearing .
  • O’Brien v London Borough of Haringey 2013. EAT hearing in a Disability Discrimination Claim.
  • Guntrip v Cheney Coaches 2012 EWCA Civ 392. An important Court of Appeal case on “expert shopping”.
  • A v Stroud 2011. A £1million plus head injury claim.
  • PQR v SWLP 2008. A series of High Court hearings in front of Eady J in a “super injunction” case.
  • C v Lawman 2007. A million pound personal injury case against leading counsel.
  • Beharry v Byrnes 2005. Represented the successful Respondent in the Court of Appeal and below in a shared ownership case.
  • Eden v West [2002] EWCA Civ 991. Represented the (successful) Appellant in the Court of Appeal and below in an Occupier’s Liability Act Claim.
  • Lowther v Chatwin 2002. A Court of Appeal case on CRU recoupment regulations.

About me

I have many years experience as an advocate and I am a confident and effective cross examiner. I have also become adept at assessing the strengths and weaknesses of a case and developing an effecitve strategy to maximise the chances of success. Most of my work is in the field of personal injury, and most of this is acting for Claimants or uninsured Defendants. I also do a variety of Tribunal work for both Claimants and Respondents as well as having a side line in Professional Negligence claims arising out of personal injury and employment claims. I have particular knowledge of and expertise in countryside and wildlife matters.

What my clients say

I have been commended as "a highly efficient advocate".

Professional & academic

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • London Commercial and Common Law Bar Association
  • Edinburgh University