3PB's specialist personal injury and clinical negligence barrister Eloise Turnnidge reviews the case of Aldred v Cham .
Eloise Turnnidge is a personal injury barrister with a busy practice representing both Claimants and Defendants. She appears in court most days - covering trials, CCMCs and interim applications - in addition to maintaining her paperwork practice.
Eloise has a particular interest in claims in which fundamental dishonesty is alleged. She has persuaded the court to make such findings on a regular basis, including findings of ‘phantom’ occupancy and staged or fabricated accidents. Her cross-examination has been described by the judiciary as “detailed and strong forensic examination” and she is known for pursuing matters “assiduously”.
Additionally, Eloise is developing a strong paperwork practice, advising and settling pleadings in matters worth over £100,000. Having gained significant experience within the employers’ and public liability team of a major Defendant firm prior to pupillage, she is adept at handling high value claims involving multi-disciplinary expert evidence and complex causation and quantum issues.
Eloise’s experience covers a range of employers’ and public liability matters, including Highways Act and holiday illness claims, in addition to claims arising out of road traffic accidents. She advises on all aspects of litigation, and regularly settles pleadings and interim applications. Eloise is keen to expand her practice in the clinical negligence field, in both court and written work.
Eloise was recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ in 2022 edition of the Legal 500: “She is very focused on the important issues in a case and is both pragmatic and sensible.” “Rising star Eloise Turnnidge has special expertise in cases involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty.”
Outside of work, Eloise enjoys snowboarding, salsa and running.
Eloise’s experience incorporates the following areas of law:
- Employers’ liability
- Occupiers’ liability
- Public liability
- Road traffic accidents
- Credit hire
- Holiday illness
- Accidents abroad
- Highways Act
Eloise Turnnidge accepts instructions for hearings and paperwork such as:
- Interim applications, including:
- Strike out and summary judgment
- Expert evidence
- Disclosure (including specific and non-party)
- Procedural (Part 20, service, set aside judgment)
- Limitation (section 33)
- Drafting pleadings and interim applications
- Advising on liability, causation, quantum and costs
Supreme Court refuses permission to appeal in Aldred v Cham 18th Aug 2020
‘She is very focused on the important issues in a case and is both pragmatic and sensible.’
Legal 500 2022/Personal Injury/South Eastern Circuit
“Eloise is an extremely talented advocate with a wealth of knowledge, she has an eye for detail and commercial awareness and always approaches a case in a professional manner. Her achievements speak volumes about her ability.
I have previously instructed Eloise on a high value personal injury claim with a tight deadline, she proved how she will go ‘the extra mile’ for her clients by producing an extensive piece of advice which was clear, thorough and informative. Eloise works efficiently and diligently and is viewed as a very ‘safe pair of hands’.
It is always a pleasure to work with Eloise and I would thoroughly recommend her to anyone.”
Sophie Anderson, Kennedys
“Eloise has represented my clients on a number of application hearings, trials and drafted numerous Defences following conferences with my client’s policyholders. I can highly recommend Eloise who always goes out of her way to assist including any questions or further discussions that I require. I always feel at ease discussing my matters with her as she is very personable. She is a very helpful and diligent individual. Eloise will pay attention to detail and will offer great advice.”
Samantha Murray, Keoghs LLP
“Eloise has covered a range of matters from hearings, conferences and applications on behalf of our clients. Conference calls with insured drivers were made easy by Eloise’s approachable and personable nature. Eloise has provided excellently drafted Court documents ranging from defences to skeleton arguments pre-trial. She has achieved excellent results at trial including obtaining a finding of fundamental dishonesty against a Claimant on more than one occasion. I would not hesitate to recommend Eloise for any work involving civil litigation.”
‘‘Eloise inspires confidence in all of her clients with clear and commercially focused advice.
She possesses excellent client care skills, adding tremendous value with contributions over and above her attendances at Court, or when engaged in an advisory manner on complex cases.
Eloise is highly organised, technically strong & consistently secures excellent results for her clients.’’
James Power, Partner, Horwich Farrelly
“I recently instructed Eloise to provide two Quantum Opinions. The Opinions were very thorough, and Eloise assisted with some detailed loss of earnings calculations. She provided the Opinions within a reasonable timescale and also at a reasonable cost. She was happy to answer questions for clarification. I will definitely use Eloise in the future.’’
Chartered Legal Executive
- BPTC (Very Competent), City Law School
- LLB (First Class Honours), University of Hertfordshire
- Future Lawyer Excellence Award (full BPTC scholarship), City Law School
- Academic Merit Award, City Law School
- Silverwood Prize, Palmer’s College
Professional qualifications & appointments
- Advocacy and the Vulnerable
- Free Representation Unit
- Personal Injuries Bar Association
- The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple