Dr Tagbo Ilozue summarises Sparkes v London Pension Funds Authority and Leigh Academies Trust  EWHC 1265 (QB), in which Murray J set aside a Master’s Order dismissing an application for non-party disclosure in a fatal mesothelioma claim. The Court saw fit to interfere with the Master’s broad case management discretion because he was wrong in his application of the test to the relevant facts, took into account irrelevant factors, gave insufficient weight to relevant factors, and failed to balance the relevant factors fairly in the scale.
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Tagbo Ilozue has amassed considerable experience in Personal Injury, acting for claimants and defendants in small and fast track claims, stage 3 hearings, infant settlements, and related applications. He appears regularly in the county court and maintains a busy paperwork practice, drafting pleadings and advising in relation to liability, quantum, and procedure.
He has been instructed on cases involving:
- Road traffic accidents
- Credit hire
- Employers’ liability
- Public liability
- Occupiers’ liability
- Health and Safety regulations
- Allegations of Fraud and Fundamental Dishonesty
Notable recent cases include:
D v A (2021) Fast Track RTA and credit hire
Represented the defendant insurer and secured the dismissal of a claim (including £38,000 in credit hire fees) by a moped driver who accused the defendant’s insured of turning his car into the path of the claimant’s moped.
S v A (2021) Fast Track RTA
Represented the defendant insurer and successfully defended a claim for personal injuries from the driver and passenger of a car that collided with the rear of a lorry after the lorry changed lanes on a dual carriageway.
R v N (2021) Small Claim RTA
Represented the defendant, who was found likely to have contravened a traffic light but nevertheless held to have no liability for the subsequent accident.
K v B (2021) Advice on an RTA claim
Advised the claimant on liability and expert evidence in relation to an injury sustained after the sudden braking of a bus.
W v B (2021) Small Claim RTA
Represented the defendant driver in relation to an accident resulting from lane changes on a dual carriageway. Claim dismissed and judgment in full for the defendant on the counterclaim.
P v N (2020) Small Claim RTA
Represented the defendant lorry driver in a dispute arising from a collision with a car after the lorry moved off from a parked position. Claim dismissed.
R v W (2021) Advice and drafting on an Occupiers’ liability claim
Advised the claimant and drafted the particulars of claim for proceedings against three defendants arising from an injury sustained after a fall in a shopping centre.
B v A (2020) Small Claim RTA
Represented the defendant in a technical dispute over additional diminution in value of the claimant’s damaged vehicle over and above the cost of repair.
F v S (2020) Fast Track RTA
Represented the claimant cyclist in a trial on quantum.
F v T (2020) Stage 3
Represented the claimant, securing an award of £10,500 for a soft tissue neck injury.
K v U (2020) Stage 3 and infant settlement
Represented the claimant, securing an award of £8,500 for situational anxiety on a background of autism.
G v P (2020) Fast Track RTA
Represented the claimant, who was the driver of a car involved in a collision with a moped. Judgment in full for the claimant.
C v D (2020) Fast Track application hearing
Successful application for permission for the claimant to reply on additional psychological, orthopaedic, and dermatological expert evidence.
Tagbo Ilozue is a member of the 3PB Inquests Team. His medical and scientific background gives him a valuable insight into the sensitive issues raised in such proceedings and a particular skill in dealing with complex expert evidence.
He will provide representation for any interested party. Recent cases include:
Re: BW (2021)
Representing the family in a 2-day inquest touching on the death of a patient who passed away shortly after he received an overdose of lorazepam in a drug administration error. Tagbo also advised regarding the quantum of the associated clinical negligence claim, which reached a favourable settlement following the inquest.
Re: TR (2022)
Representing a care-home in the final 2 days of a 4-day inquest (Tagbo stepped in at short notice to cover for a colleague) touching on the death of a resident at the home who sustained a catastrophic head injury in a fall.
Re: FO (2022)
Representing Her Majesty’s Coastguard in a half-day inquest touching on the death of a man who drowned after jumping into the Thames to try to save a woman who was struggling in the water.
Tagbo is also instructed, and has appeared in Pre-Inquest Review Hearings, in the following forthcoming cases:
Representing a company in an anticipated 2-day jury inquest touching on the death of a man who died in the course of his work as a contractor for the company.
Representing Her Majesty’s Coastguard in an anticipated 2-week inquest touching on the death of a man whose body was recovered from the water on the Dorset coast.
Non-party disclosure orders: the correct application of the test under CPR r.31.17(3)23rd Jun 2021
- Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), University of Law – Distinction
- PhD, Developmental Biology, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
- Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB BChir), Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
- MA Philosophy and Psychology, Magdalen College, University of Oxford – 2:1
- Everard Ver Heyden Foundation Prize (for results in the BPTC) City Law School
- Winner of the City Law School Senior Moot, 2019
Professional qualifications & appointments
- BPTC, City Law School – Outstanding (7th in a year of over 400 students)
- Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)
- Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS, expired in July 2019)
- Administrative Law Bar Association
- Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
- Criminal Bar Association
- Personal Injury Bar Association
- Professional Negligence Bar Association
- Western Circuit