Prior to being called to the Bar he worked as a County Court Advocate, as well as working with Gerard McDermott QC on all aspects of high-value cases of catastrophic personal injury, in particular involving elements of travel law, cross-border or jurisdictional issues.
Max is also knowledgeable in Professional Discipline procedures, because of his voluntary work with the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, where he was part of setting up a pilot scheme to support unrepresented doctors at hearings.
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Max is well versed in Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court proceedings. Examples of recent work include:
He undertakes Crown Court work, with recent cases including:
Max is able to represent Defendants in the Youth Court and is knowledgeable of the specific procedures involved in such matters. This has included representing Youths charged with serious sexual offences.
In addition, Max has appeared in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) in relation to sentencing credit for sexual offences involving multiple indictments.
Max appears in Public Law care proceedings, acting for Local Authorities in complex matters from initial to final hearings.
Max also represents parties in private children hearings, including FHDRAs, DRAs and enforcement proceedings.
Max has a solid personal injury practice, advising and representing both Claimants and Defendants. In particular, he is interested in claims that have an overlap with other areas he practices in.
He has great experience in Portal Claims, having previously worked as a Claims Handler in the insurance team at a global law firm. He is highly experienced in representing parties in Stage 3 and disposal hearings, as well as drafting advice on quantum.
Max has conducted a great number of small claims hearings, having been a County Court Advocate before coming to the Bar.
Max now regularly advises and appears in fast-track personal injury claims.