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Paige Mason-Thom

Call 2017

pmason-thom@2tg.co.uk

+44 (0)207 822 1200

Overview

Paige’s practice spans Chambers’ specialisms, with a developing focus on personal injury, clinical negligence, employment and property damage. She has a particular interest in cases with complex questions of causation and those which stand at the boundary of different practice areas.

Highlights of Paige’s recent work include:

  • Acting in a multi-million pound arbitration under the Housing Grants, Construction, and Regeneration Act 1996, in which we successfully argued that the arbitrator lacked jurisdiction to hear the dispute;
  • Appearing on behalf of the Defendant landlords in a multi-track claim for neurological injury following an accident in a rented flat;
  • Advising in a high-value property damage claim relating to an escape of water at a recently redeveloped luxury home;
  • Defending a claim for physical and psychological injury following an allegedly botched cosmetic treatment; and
  • Acting for the Defendant insurance company in applying to strike out an insurance coverage claim on the grounds of res judicata.

Prior to joining Chambers, Paige read for undergraduate and Masters’ degrees in Law at Emmanuel College, Cambridge where she received a number of scholarships and prizes. She also previously worked as a Course Tutor in Land Law and Equity and Trusts at the London School of Economics.

Commercial

Paige has experience of advising and pleading in a broad range of commercial matters, including intellectual property, insolvency, and general contractual disputes. Paige has been instructed in multiple high value international arbitrations relating to disputes over exclusion of liability, subrogation, and breach of contract.

Personal Injury

Paige has extensive experience of advising, drafting and appearing in personal injury matters including road traffic accidents, accidents on the highway and accidents at work. Recent cases she has been involved in have raised issues of fundamental dishonesty, surveillance evidence and “phantom passengers”.

Clinical Negligence

Paige has experience of a broad spectrum of clinical negligence work from the perspective of both Claimants and Defendants. She has assisted in advising, pleading and negotiating in matters ranging from delayed diagnoses to problems during surgery. Paige has a special interest in the complex causation issues that arise in cases such as suicide attempts by those under psychiatric care and injuries during birth.

Recent cases Paige has been involved in have raised issues of legal capacity, contribution between co-Defendants, and contributory negligence.

Property Damage

Paige has experience in advising and drafting in a wide range of property damage matters, including damage by fire, flood and sewage. She recently assisted in a string of cases relating to allegedly defective hot water cylinders and in advising on the application of the doctrine of pure economic loss in a case of high-value damage to a block of flats.

Private International Law

Paige has assisted in advising on jurisdiction and choice of law under both the European and Common Law regimes. She has experience in advising on the interactions between private international law and other areas of Chambers’ expertise such as insurance and personal injury.

Product Liability

Paige accepts instructions across the range of product liability matters. Her previous experience includes cases involving contaminated baking ingredients, faulty fire compartmentation and self-combusting speakers. Paige also has extensive experience in dealing with complex expert engineering and forensic investigation reports.

Insurance

Paige has worked on a number of cases which raise insurance issues, including a cross-border, multi-party personal injury/fatal accident claim which raised questions of exemptions to insurance coverage, contribution and applicable law.

Employment

Paige has experience of assisting in the multi-day final hearing of a case involving allegations of bullying, harassment and constructive dismissal.

Paige accepts instructions in all types of employment case, including unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistleblowing. She has a special interest in cases involving an overlap between employment law and personal injury, such as stress at work and harassment.