Year of Call: 2014
Max joined Chambers in October 2016, having successfully completed his pupillage under the supervision of Sophie Mortimer, Andrew Spencer and Jack Harding. He receives instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work and has a busy court practice, regularly appearing in court for trials, CMCs/CCMCs, disposal hearings and interim applications.
He has a broad personal injury practice and is frequently instructed in claims against local authorities and RTA trials (including LVI, ‘no impact’ and credit hire claims). As a pupil he was exposed to a range of complex personal injury cases which involved complicating factors around causation and quantum. He has also assisted both junior and senior Members of Chambers in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Such cases have included Radice v Worster  EWHC 3732 (QB), concerning the compatibility of EU insurance legislation with the defence of automatism and Edwards v London Borough of Sutton  (judgment awaited), concerning whether or not a footbridge was dangerous under the Occupier’s Liability Act 1957.
Max has a particular interest in professional negligence law (including clinical negligence), police law and travel law work. During pupillage he worked on a number of solicitors’ and conveyancers’ negligence claims, including undervaluation and ‘loss of chance’ claims. He also assisted with conflict of laws and travel claims through which he developed a good working knowledge of the EC Judgments, Package Travel and Rome II Regulations, as well as the Athens and Montreal Convention. Further, he gained experience in a broad range of clinical negligence disputes (including delayed diagnosis/referral, Fatal Accidents Act claims and negligent surgical procedure) as well as civil actions brought against the police (including claims brought under the Human Rights Act 1998 and Equality Act 2010).
He was awarded the Hubert Greenland Scholarship, Lord Denning Scholarship and Lord Hardwicke Scholarship from Lincoln’s Inn during his BPTC and pupillage. He completed his BPTC at Kaplan Law School where he was awarded the Kaplan Law School Advocacy Scholarship.
Max graduated from the University of Warwick with a First-Class Honours degree in Law. He was elected ‘Master of the Moots’ and won the University’s internal mooting competition, receiving the prize for ‘best oralist’. He also represented the University in the prestigious K.K. Luthra Moot in India where his team came third out of 60 international teams.