Expertise

Peregrine specialises in representing claimants in catastrophic injury claims involving traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries as well as amputations. He maximises awards in claims involving road traffic accidents and has a special interest in liability work involving complex accident at work claims. Timely and comprehensive rehabilitation for his clients is always at the forefront of his mind.

Recognition

Peregrine has been ranked as a leading figure in Claimant personal injury work annually since 2018 in Chambers, the leading independent legal guide. He has been described as “absolutely brilliant”, “commercially astute and thoroughly approachable”, “brilliant with clients”, someone who “works very hard” and as being “excellent” with particular strength in cases of complex and severe brain and spinal injury.

Most recently in 2022 the guide states “His thoroughly intellectual yet practical grasp on both the legal and clinical issues is immediately apparent” and he “Has a brilliant rapport with clients and is an outstanding practitioner.”

Experience

  • JDF (a child) v Hampshire County Council – In early 2017 Peregrine secured record breaking compensation for a young girl who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in 2012. The Claimant received a lump sum of over £9.1m together with annual payments for life for her care and case management (periodical payments) totalling the equivalent sum of £28m capitalised to assist her in securing the necessary care, case management, therapy, professional deputyship and accommodation needs to ensure her quality of life. Interim payments of £1.3m were obtained to cover her considerable care and therapy needs throughout the running of the claim, as well as purchase a suitable property for her.
  • RXG ( a protected party) v BlueFin Farmshield Scheme in which the 59 year old Claimant suffered a complete spinal cord injury at T3/4 (SCI), he received a lump sum of £2.7m plus annual payments (PPO) of £105,000 for his care and case management stepping up to £200,000 at age 65 and then £215,000 from age 70 (capitalised equivalent sum of £6.1m).
  • SXJ ( a protected party) v Stephen Martin – In 2022 he represented a father of two who had sustained a significant brain injury achieving a settlement of £5.875m plus annual payments for care and case management of £200,000 rising to £220,000 for the last 5 years of life (capitalised equivalent sum of over £12.3m).
  • Mr RB, a 33 year old above knee amputee, for whom Peregrine recovered a £6m settlement in 2021 following a car accident which included the cost of private micro-processor knees as well as multiple other limbs.

Career

Peregrine joined Stewarts in 2010 and was promoted to partner in 2017. His career has been spent working exclusively on behalf of injured claimants, initially at Blake Lapthorn and then at George Ide.

Accreditations and Memberships

Peregrine is a member of APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers).

Personal

Peregrine enjoys playing racketball, reading crime fiction, and country walks with his wife and two young sons.