Gurion has a very busy paperwork and court practice in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence. He also enjoys a thriving costs practice and is experienced in a variety of commercial and property litigation. He is known for providing clear, practical advice coupled with a sympathetic approach to clients.
Gurion is a determined advocate whether in Court or in negotiation at Joint Settlement Meetings. Solicitors praise his knowledge of technical issues, and gut feel for the merits of a case as well as his sympathetic manner with clients. Whether for claimants or defendants, he believes strongly in servicing a caseload efficiently and making himself available for his clients.
The majority of his personal injury practice is claimant work but Gurion is also instructed by defendants both in personal injury and commercial litigation. He undertakes direct access work.
Gurion is a member of PIBA, APIL and AVMA.
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Gurion has an extensive and well-established personal injury practice, encompassing employers' liability, public and occupiers' liability, fatal accidents, accidents abroad and road traffic claims. He is experienced in occupational disease work including asbestosis and mesothelioma, industrial deafness and upper limb disorders. Practice also encompasses CICAP claims.
His practice is exclusively multi-track work and concentrates on serious injuries, often addressing complex issues of liability and medical causation. He has particular expertise in traumatic brain injury, spinal injury and fatal accident cases. He is often involved in such cases by his solicitors from their outset up to trial/settlement. Much of his ongoing caseload is high value with several claims valued at over £1M.
He prides himself on being often in court, whether in applications or in liability trials. He is also a skilled negotiator and experienced in settling claims at JSM. His paperwork covers the full range of issues involving personal injury law, and includes advising upon and drafting schedules of high value.
Gurion also has experience of acting for protected parties and the Court of Protection. For example, he has recently settled a claim for a protected party at £775K in which he acted from the outset, advising the family, drafting schedules, negotiating at JSM and appearing for High Court approval.
Gurion is the Secretary of the APIL Procedure Special Interest Group. He lectures regularly. His publications include: 'Testing the Boundaries: Employers' Liability 2014' for Journal of Personal Injury Law (2014).
Gurion is regularly instructed to attend inquests arising from medical malpractice as well as workplace and road traffic accidents. He has significant experience of the Coroner's Court and in cross-examining surgeons, doctors as well as employers. In representing interested parties he brings a sensitive as well as determined approach in probing areas of potential concern.
By way of example of his work, his inquest work this year includes representing a family in a 3-day inquest relating to a workman who died when falling through the roof at a workplace; advising and representing a family in a 3-day inquest relating to the death of a patient who died of heart attack subsequent to discharge from hospital; representing a national security company in a 2-week inquest involving the death of a prisoner in prison.
Gurion undertakes a variety of clinical negligence work. His has extensive experience of misdiagnosis cases and negligent treatment. By way of example, his recent work includes advising and providing court representation in the following types of case:
His caseload range from modest to high value and include a number of high-value ongoing claims against the NHS. In his defendant practice, he defends the conduct of medical professionals engaged in national security companies in their dealings with prisoners in custody and in prison.
Gurion is praised for identifying the pertinent issues in a clinical negligence case and presenting complex ideas of medical causation with clarity. He is able to analyse large amounts of information contained in medical records and use that ability to skilfully cross-examine experts at trial. He regularly appears on behalf of families at inquests.
Gurion conducts a wide variety of costs litigation. He acts for receiving and paying parties. He appears regularly in the SCCO and County Court as well as High Court. He recently represented the successful appellant in the leading case on the interplay between Part 36 and provisional assessments: Lowin v W Portsmouth and Company Ltd  EWHC 2301 (QB). He is retained to act in the Court of Appeal proceedings in Lowin, with full hearing listed in early December 2017.
Gurion has expertise in all aspects of detailed assessments and costs budgets hearings. He assists in drafting Points of Dispute and advising on a range of costs issues including recovery of success fees; scope of Part 36; funding arrangements; the enforceability of CFAs and retainers.
In commercial matters, Gurion advises and provides representation in work ranging from debt claims to the construction of insurance contracts, general contract disputes, and civil fraud. He recently drafted successful submissions in a contractual dispute relating to termination of a major contract for medical services, the implications of which are worth several million pounds to the parties. In court, he recently successfully defended an employee in a civil fraud trial accused of procuring the disposal of commercial diggers with claimed damages of £125,000.
He also has extensive experience of landlord and tenant work and has appeared regularly in the First-Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber) as well as the County Court. In his trial work, he has appeared for a landlord in a five-day possession trial involving disrepair and construction of a policy of insurance; for a landlord in a five-day possession trial involving breaches of lease for antisocial behaviour; for tenants seeking relief from forfeiture in a variety of circumstances.
Recent publications include 'The Fundamental Importance of the Costs Budget: Merrix v Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust‘ (9GS, 13 March 2017); 'Provisional Assessments' (Westlaw Insight 2017); 'Trumping Fixed Costs' (Costs Lawyer, Issue 4, July / August 2016).