Aidan is a Senior Associate in the Specialist PI Department having joined Hugh James in 2010. He is an accredited Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) with extensive experience of complex, high value personal injury litigation. He specialises in recovering compensation for victims of overseas accidents and injuries caused as a result of defective and harmful products, with particular expertise in defective medical devices.
Together with Mark Harvey, Aidan is currently leading the team handling the Calea TPN group action of claims. This group action is being brought for the harm caused resulting from the disruption in supply of life-sustaining total parenteral nutrition (TPN) to patients. The TPN was manufactured and supplied by Calea who contracted with NHS Trusts across England and Wales to supply TPN to patients in their homes. The disruption, which started in June 2019, was described by the NHS as a national emergency.
Aidan has been successful in pursuing the manufacturers of various metal on metal hip devices. In these cases, metal ions from the implants have caused extensive tissue damage and have required further revision operations to replace the joint and remove the damaged tissue, often leaving the patient with permanent mobility problems.
Aidan has acted for victims and families who suffered accidents whilst on holiday or in the course of their employment in countries across Europe and Africa including Cyprus, France, Gabon, Kenya, and Spain. He specialises in multi-jurisdictional claims and in 2019 secured a multi-million-pound settlement for the catastrophic hypoxic brain injury sustained by a 30-year-old French national working in Africa. This was a complex piece of litigation with multiple defendants, across three jurisdictions being pursued through the Admiralty Court in the Royal Courts of Justice.
Aidan has also provided expert advice to lawyers from other countries and jurisdictions. This has included working on a complex advice to a foreign lawyer concerning jurisdictional issues following the Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 (MH17) disaster when the passenger plane was shot down in July 2014 in eastern Ukraine with the loss of all 283 passengers.
Aidan joined Hugh James in August 2010 having completed his undergraduate law degree at Aberystwyth University and LPC at Cardiff University. He completed his training at Hugh James and qualified in 2015 advancing to Associate in 2019 and Senior Associate in 2022.
Aidan became a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) in 2016, achieving Litigator accreditation in 2016 and Senior Litigator accreditation in 2021. He has been a member of the APIL Engagement Panel since 2021.