John Foy QC specialises in serious personal injury and clinical negligence cases, occupational disease litigation and costs. Most of his cases nowadays are brain damage, paraplegics, amputations etc. He has appeared in many reported cases on these topics and has conducted occupational disease litigation since the 1970s especially relating to asbestos and cancers. Cases include Corr v IBC Vehicles (suicide as a result of industrial injury), Hawley v Luminar (vicarious liability) and he acted for the coal miners in their groundbreaking group litigation for respiratory disease which led directly to the setting up of the miners’ compensation scheme.
He has expertise in costs, particularly in a personal injury / clinical negligence context and has been involved in many of the leading cases in this area, including being instructed by APIL on behalf of its members in Myatt v NCB. He is a former chair of the Bar Council CFA Panel. He was involved in the drafting of the original APIL / PIBA CFA and many subsequent CFA's and CCFA's.
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