Adrian Posta

Year of call: 1996

Adrian Adrian

Adrian has a busy personal injury practice in which work is undertaken on behalf of claimants and defendants. His reputation for detailed and realistic analysis of claims means that he is frequently instructed to provide early written assessments of liability and quantum in complex or high value claims.

He is frequently instructed to provide early written analysis of liability in claims involving multiple parties and to undertake early projections of potential quantum in complex or high-value claims (in writing or in conference).

Personal Injury

Employer’s liability

Experience of all aspects of employer’s liability including regular instructions in claims arising out of agricultural accidents involving sub-contractors and farm machinery. Adrian is also frequently instructed in construction site claims, particularly falls from height.

Traffic

Particular experience of serious motorcycle accident claims, including many in which liability has been in dispute such that detailed accident reconstruction evidence has been required.

Regular instructions from defendant insurers following collisions involving EU drivers, particularly HGV drivers, resulting in high value claims.

Particular interest in, and experience of, collisions resulting in serious injury to cyclists.

Occupier’s liability

Adrian has been instructed to advise and/or to represent parties at trial in claims ranging from regular retail, school and domestic premises to more unusual locations such as an amusement park, a social club, a chicken shed and stately homes.

Fatal accidents

Regular involvement in advising, and drafting detailed Schedules and Counter Schedules, in Fatal Accident Act claims involving substantial loss of dependency.

Recent experience of claims involving complex and / or multiple injuries such as:

  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome resulting in substantial care and housing adaptation needs.
  • Lower limb amputation resulting in need for multiple prostheses.
  • Upper limb amputation resulting in need for multiple bespoke ETD prostheses.
  • Brain injury generating extensive care, rehabilitation and accommodation needs.
  • Multiple orthopaedic injuries resulting in curtailment of professional and domestic routine.
  • Severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Adrian has regularly been involved in cases requiring detailed analysis of:

  • Loss of career and / or promotion opportunity (including Police Officers, firemen, military personnel, NHS employees).
  • Loss of pension (including for all of the above).
  • Loss of income of self-employed persons (including tradesmen, family small businesses, IT consultants).
  • Lifetime earning curtailment of minors.
  • Adaptation of accommodation.
  • Long term care needs.

Adrian has regularly been instructed by self-insuring companies, and other persons who have found themselves facing claims without insurance in place, seeking realistic and cost-efficient outcomes to litigation.

 

Costs

Adrian has considerable experience of costs budgeting hearings from County Court to High Court level, in claims with values ranging from £40,000 to over £1million.

For further information and enquiries please contact:

Personal Injury: Wendy ShawOlive Kavanagh & Fern Dorling

Clinical Negligence: Wendy ShawOlive Kavanagh & Fern Dorling

Memberships

Western Circuit
PIPBA

education

LLB (Euro) (Hones) Warwick