Robert Glancy QC successful in securing six-figure funds for the rehabilitation and care of amateur racing motorcyclist

Robert Glancy QC was successful in the High Court today in a case in which the Claimant, Peter Corbett, a former mechanic from Pogmoor, Barnsley, sustained severe brain injuries and a fractured neck whilst riding a motorcycle and sidecar in the amateur event ‘Moped Mayhem’. The Claimant’s motorcycle left the track, through the barriers, to go on to collide with an ambulance parked in the service road, a matter of feet from the barrier at the Rworah Go-Karting Circuit, Cumbria, on 29 April 2006.

In the High Court, the Honourable Mr Justice King, agreed that the Defendants, Cumbria Kart Racing Club, and Tracksport Challenge Limited, had not assessed the risk posed to those competing by the positioning of the ambulance on the field.

Today's decision means that Mr Corbett can now access the specialist rehabilitation and care he needs going forward, and in turn transforming all aspects of his day-to-day living.

Robert Glancy QC was instructed by Kate Petchey of Irwin Mitchell, Sheffield office.

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