3PB's Charles Fulton provides a case summary of Deborah Barlow v Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council [2020 EWCA Civ 696]
Charles is a barrister with 3PB, specialising in personal injury.
Prior to moving to the self-employed Bar, Charles worked in health policy, initially as a Policy Officer at the Nursing and Midwifery Council. In this role, he analysed pieces of legislation to provide policy guidance to colleagues, and researched and wrote the organisation’s Strategic Context Report in order to help to develop its long-term strategy. He then worked as a Senior Policy Officer for Diabetes UK, where he was the policy lead for the charity’s work in relation to children and young people.
Charles has also undertaken pro bono work for the Free Representation Unit, has mooted at Inner Temple and at BPP University, and has represented Newcastle University at the European Universities’ Debating Championship.
In his own time, Charles enjoys travelling, learning languages and visiting museums and art galleries. He speaks upper intermediate level Spanish and intermediate level French.
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Charles is instructed to attend a variety of Personal Injury hearings and trials on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants, and appears in court multiple times per week.
He is most frequently instructed in:
- Credit hire trials
- Road traffic accident trials (in respect to both the liability and the quantum aspects which arise)
- Stage 3 oral hearings
- Infant settlement approval hearings.
Charles has additionally been instructed in the following:
- Application for relief from sanctions
- Applications to strike out during small claims track hearings
- Public liability claim
- Highways Act claim
- Consumer Rights Act claim
- Fast Track Trial in respect to a road traffic accident.
Highways Act 1980 Case Summary & Comment: Deborah Barlow v Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council [2020 EWCA Civ 696]15th Jun 2020
BPTC: BPP University – Very Competent
LLM (Public International Law): London School of Economics and Political Science – Distinction
LLB (Hons): Newcastle University – First Class
BTPC scholarships: the Peta Fordham Scholarship, an Exhibition Award and a Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award from the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple