Stephen Killalea QC and Stephen Cottrell secure £12.5M settlement

Stephen Killalea QC and Stephen Cottrell have secured a settlement of £12.5M plus provisional damages for a client who suffered a spinal injury with paraplegia and amputation of the left leg following a motorbike accident in September 2019.

The claimant is the first amputee in the UK (and the second amputee in the world) to have made use of a ‘Rewalk’ exoskeleton that enables him to walk. The settlement incorporated a significant sum for the rebuilding of his family home where a swimming pool is being built for him. The claimant was a keen sportsman and had a successful career in the financial services sector. There were significant claims for disability sporting equipment, including skiing equipment. Settlement was achieved less than 20 months after the accident.

Stephen Killalea QC and Stephen Cottrell were instructed by Francis Lacy-Scott, Victoria Hubbert and Matthew Heap of CL Medilaw.

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