Megan Verity

Call: 2016
Megan Verity

Megan is a versatile advocate who provides a personal service tailored to each individual case. She enjoys a busy practice and welcomes instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas.

Megan has established herself as a capable advocate frequently being instructed in; fast track trials, disposal hearings, CMCs, CCMCs, interim hearings and tribunals. Megan is instructed by both Claimants and Defendants. She has a busy paperwork practice and frequently provides tactical advice and drafts statements of case.

Megan studied her 4-year LLB Law degree at the University of Leicester, spending her third year studying in Adelaide Australia. She received a First Class Honours, obtaining the highest mark in her year in the Equity & Trusts module.

She studied the BPTC in her native Yorkshire, at BPP in Leeds, where she obtained a mark of Outstanding. Overall she was ranked second highest in her cohort. She received the highest mark in her cohort in the; civil litigation, professional discipline healthcare and resolutions out of court modules.

Away from Chambers Megan has a love for skiing having completed a ski season in Switzerland prior to commencing pupillage. She enjoys good food with good wine and you will often find her in the kitchen cooking for family and friends (with a glass in hand).

Personal Injury

Megan represents both claimants and defendants in cases on the small, fast and multi tracks. She has a busy paperwork practice, regularly being instructed to advise on all issues, draft statements of case and calculate schedules.

Megan is frequently instructed to represent clients at interim hearings through to trial and is able to provide thorough and robust advice on tactics and claim progression.

She has experience of, and has been instructed in, the following areas:

  • Employment liability  claims
  • Public liability claims
  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
  • Occupiers liability
  • Product liability
  • Animal Act claims
  • Road traffic accident claims
  • Claims against local authorities

Counter Fraud

Megan is frequently instructed by both claimants and defendants on matters involving an element of fraud and fundamental dishonesty. She has represented clients at both fast and multi track level.

She is adept at conducting robust advocacy and ensures no stone is left unturned in seeking a satisfactory outcome.

Megan is well-versed in RTA claims involving fraud including LVI and phantom passenger claims.

Clinical Negligence

Megan has a developing clinical negligence practice. She has provided both written advice and advised in conference on complex matters. She has experience of conducting conferences with experts and is adept at questioning the same, from GP experts through to neurologists.

Megan is willing to accept work on a CFA basis where appropriate.

Inquests

Megan is keen to keep developing this area of her practice. She appreciates the sensitive nature of the coronial process and is able to draw on her extensive witness handling skills in context of the same. With an avid eye for detail she is able to provide detailed advice on what is often a complex matter.

Megan assisted more senior members of Chambers with a 4-week Article 2 inquest concerning death by hanging of a 13-year old girl; conducting research, attending the inquest and considering tactics and progression of the case.

She has been instructed for pre-inquest advices in matters arising out of deaths in clinical care, employment and prison. As well as consideration of fatal road accidents and unexpected deaths.

Megan is willing to accept instructions on a pro-bono/CFA basis where appropriate.

Employment

An increasingly busy part of Megan’s workload she regularly provides advice on the prospects of such matters. She receives instructions to represent employers, trade unions and individual employees at tribunals up and down the country.

Megan has been instructed on employment matters involving;

  • Discrimination on all issues (disability, race, sex)
  • Unfair and constructive dismissal
  • Breach of contract
  • Victimisation

Credit Hire

Megan regularly appears for both claimant and defendant in matters concerning credit hire. She is well versed in the regular arguments in such claims and the relevant authorities. As such, she is able to provide straightforward and detailed advice.

Disease

Megan has experience of dealing with noise induced hearing loss claims on the fast and multi-tracks. She is frequently instructed to settle pleadings and advise on a variety of disease claims as well as appearing in Court on behalf of both claimants and defendants.

Megan has experience in the following areas:

  • Noise-induced hearing loss
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Hand arm vibration syndrome
  • Repetitive strain injury

Commercial Dispute Resolution

Megan is instructed by both Claimant and Defendants to deal with contractual and business disputes.

Memberships

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

Education

  • University of Leicester, LLB with a year abroad, First class honours

  • BPP University Leeds, BPTC, Outstanding

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