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Paige Mason-Thom

Call 2017

pmason-thom@2tg.co.uk

+44 (0)207 822 1200

Overview

Paige is a dedicated and approachable junior barrister, with a developing focus on clinical negligence, personal injury, product liability 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:

  • Successfully defending a clinical negligence claim against an NHS Vascular Surgeon at trial;
  • Acting in a multi-million pound arbitration under the Housing Grants, Construction, and Regeneration Act 1996, in which it was successfully argued that the arbitrator lacked jurisdiction to hear the dispute;
  • Representing the Claimant in resisting an application for the Defendant to have permission to withdraw an admission of liability worth £250,000;
  • Advising in a high-value property damage claim relating to an escape of water at a recently redeveloped luxury home; and
  • Defending a claim for physical and psychological injury following an allegedly botched cosmetic treatment.

Paige has also been instructed as a junior-junior on the Infected Blood Inquiry.

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.

Clinical Negligence

Paige has a flourishing clinical negligence practice and is regularly instructed on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. She has appeared as sole counsel at trial and has experience in advising, pleading and negotiating in matters ranging from delayed diagnoses to drug anaphylaxis. Paige has a particular interest in the complex causation issues that arise in cases such as suicide attempts by those under psychiatric care and birth injuries.

Recent cases Paige has been involved in have raised issues of legal capacity, contribution between co-Defendants, and scope of duty. She also has considerable experience of claims relating to non-clinical aesthetic treatments.

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. Her recent cases include proceedings under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976, the Animals Act 1971 and the Occupiers’ Liability Acts.

Property Damage

Paige has a diverse property damage practice, covering damage by fire, flood and sewage. She has been involved in a string of cases relating to allegedly defective hot water cylinders and has experience in applying the doctrine of pure economic loss in complex and high value cases.

Product Liability

Paige accepts instructions from both Claimants and Defendants across a broad range of product liability matters. Her previous experience includes claims involving contaminated baking ingredients, faulty fire compartmentation and self-combusting speakers. She is also particularly interested in pharmaceutical cases and those involving medical devices.

Private International Law

Paige has experience of advising and pleading in cases involving jurisdiction, choice of law and the impact of Brexit. She also is familiar with the interactions between private international law and other areas of Chambers’ expertise such as insurance and personal injury.

Commercial

Paige is regularly instructed to advise, plead and appear in a broad range of commercial matters, including insurance, insolvency, and general contractual disputes. Paige has also been instructed in multiple high value international arbitrations relating to disputes over exclusion of liability, subrogation, and breach of contract.

Employment

Paige is frequently instructed in employment matters, including multi-day final hearings. She has experience of claims involving allegations of discrimination, workplace bullying and constructive dismissal. Paige also has a special interest in cases involving an overlap between employment law and personal injury, such as stress at work and harassment.