Marcus Weatherby

Marcus is a partner at Pattinson and Brewer Solicitors specialising in serious injury work for Claimants. He has considerable experience acting in all types of personal injury work including clinical negligence, major catastrophic injury/disability, and notably spinal injuries. He settled a spinal case in 2012 for £4.1 million.


Marcus has a particular interest in industrial disease claims, acting for victims of asbestosis and mesothelioma.


Reported Court of Appeal cases include Anderson v Newham College of Education on contributory negligence.

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ADR in clinical negligence claims
Practice Note

This Practice Note covers alternative dispute resolution and specific considerations in clinical negligence matters. It considers the pre-action protocols, model directions, mediation and practical tips. It also lists the pros and cons of ADR and discusses when it is appropriate.

Alternative short letter to expert requesting costs budgeting information
Precedent

This precedent can be used by claimant or defendant representatives when requesting costs budgeting information from their expert.

Detailed letter of instruction to a personal injury medical expert
Precedent

This Precedent is a detailed letter of instruction to a medical expert in a personal injury matter requesting a medical report dealing with any relevant pre-accident medical history, the injuries sustained, treatment received and present condition, dealing in particular with the capacity for work and giving a prognosis. It includes specific scenarios by way of example but can be adapted for the particular circumstances of the case.

Invitation to engage in mediation planning—clinical negligence and personal injury
Precedent

This Precedent letter is an invitation to engage in mediation planning, including narrowing issues and disclosure.

Invitation to mediate, clinical negligence or personal injury—straightforward case
Precedent

This letter is an invitation to mediate, or engage in other ADR, in the context of a straightforward clinical negligence or personal injury case.

Invitations to mediate at various stages of a personal injury or clinical negligence matter
Precedent

This Precedent comprises a series of invitations to mediate at various stages of a clinical negligence or personal injury matter, for instance pre- and post-issue, post-case management conference and pre-trial.

Letter advising expert of forthcoming case management conference and asking for details for costs budgeting and timetabling
Precedent

This precedent letter is to an expert in a personal injury matter advising them of an upcoming case management conference (CMC) for the purposes of obtaining costs budgeting information and setting the court timetable

Letter advising expert of outcome of case management conference and providing future timetable
Precedent

This Precedent letter is to an expert in a personal injury matter advising them of the outcome of a case management conference (CMC) and of the timetable for the case.

Letter of instruction to costs draftsman to prepare a costs budget
Precedent

This precedent is a letter of instruction to a costs draftsman which sets out all the details required to prepare a costs budget in a clinical negligence claim.

Letter to claimant client advising what will happen at mediation—clinical negligence and personal injury
Precedent

This Precedent letter is to advise your client in a clinical negligence or personal injury matter about what they can expect from a mediation.

Letter to expert in a personal injury matter regarding joint expert discussions
Precedent

This Precedent letter is to an expert in a personal injury matter regarding expert discussions. It sets out the purpose of the discussions and the experts duties along with guidance and advice on format of the discussions.

Letter to expert requesting costs budgeting information
Precedent

This precedent can be used by either claimant or defendant representatives when requesting costs budgeting information from their expert.

Mediation statement to court, directions and example orders—clinical negligence and personal injury
Precedent

This Precedent is for a statement to court in respect of mediation, post-issue suggested mediation directions, and provision for mediation within costs budget.

Other work

Experts—checklist

This Checklist guides practitioners through the process of instructing and expert in personal injury and clinical negligence matters. It breaks down the claim by stages and covers the relevant duties and obligations at each stage of the litigation.

Mediation—personal injury and clinical negligence—checklist

Mediation is often an effective form of alternative dispute resolution in clinical negligence matters (and some personal injury matters generally). This checklist provides information on the format of mediations and practical guidance to help ensure the success of a mediation.

Practice areas

Membership

  • APIL
  • PEOPIL
  • Multidisciplinary Association of Spinal Cord Injury Professionals (MASCIP)

Panel

  • Consulting Editorial Board
  • Contributing Author

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