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Morgan Brien
Call 2010
Specialisms: Chancery, Business, Personal Injury, Costs, Regulatory, Employment
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Contact

Tel: 0191 232 1927


Email

M.Brien@trinitychambers.co.uk

Morgan Brien


SPECIALISMS

Commercial and Chancery  

Morgan is a member of the Business and Property group in Chambers and his practice includes all aspects of Commercial Litigation with an emphasis on:
• Contractual Disputes
• Consumer Credit
• Construction Disputes
• Data Protection
• Insolvency (Corporate and Individual)
• Sale of Goods
• Professional Negligence
• Partnership Disputes.

Morgan is regularly instructed in Trust of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (TOLATA) claims; Landlord and Tenant Disputes in a commercial and residential context; and Boundary Disputes.

He has advised on injunctive relief and has successfully negotiated a settlement in allotment disputes. In addition, he has appeared on behalf of Landlords in respect of non-payment of non-domestic rates and licensing regulations under the Housing Act including those with a criminal element.

He was recently led Mr. Simon Goldberg at an international arbitration hearing regarding a commercial dispute on medical supplies.

Morgan has been appointed to the Attorney General's Regional C Panel of Counsel and can accept instructions from the Government Legal Department (formerly Treasury Solicitor).

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Morgan is instructed by both Claimants and Defendants in a wide range of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence cases. He has significant experience in dealing with industrial disease claims and credit hire claims. He has experience of appearing at Coroners' Inquests.

Morgan has had recent success in advising on cases involving an unnecessary laparotomy; lingual nerve injury; and periodontal disease in dental negligence claims.

He is frequently instructed to appear in Costs and Case Management Conferences(CCMC's) in high value Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence cases.

Employment

Morgan is a member of the Employment Group and accepts instructions from Claimants and Respondents in all aspects of Employment Law. He is happy to draft pleadings and provide written advice in a range of matters.

Costs 

Morgan is a member of the Costs Group. He is regularly instructed to deal with costs budgeting in Costs and Case Management Conferences(CCMC's) as well as arguments in detailed assessments.

CASES

AS v CC – Multi-track trial involving breach of data protection and subsequent negligent credit ratings. Claim involved novel issue of damages for distress under the EU Regulations.
MPL v EW – Advising the Director of company in a case involving repayment of loans alleged to have constituted giving a preference under the Insolvency Act.
WBE v DG – Obtained summary judgement in a breach of contract dispute against a party alleging fraud.
PB & JB v TA – Appeared for an airline which was successful in defending a claim for compensation due to a delayed flight. The case was argued on whether there amounted to extraordinary circumstances under EU Regulations.
NCC v RD – Case involving application of non-domestic rates and conflict with administrators of company as to who had occupation.
W v MM – Successfully represented a Mason at trial involving dispute as to quality and description of valuable headstone under Supply of Goods and Services Act. 
NCC v AY - Representing Local Authority in securing a possession order for breach of tenancy
GM v ASM – Advised and drafted particulars of claim for Landlord in claim against letting agent for breach of contract leading to a settlement.
PB & Others v LOD – Advised on leasehold enfranchisement leading to a vesting order under s26 Leasehold Reform, Housing and Urban Development Act 1992.

APPOINTMENTS

Attorney General's Regional C Panel of Counsel (2018)

EDUCATION & AWARDS

• 2006-2010 - LLB (Hons) Bar Exempting, Northumbria University– 1st Class (Hons)
• 2010 - Lincoln’s Inn Buchanan Award for outstanding results on exempting degree
• 2008-2010- Represented Northumbria at the English Speaking Union Moot and Thomas A. Finlay Moot Court Intervarsity
• 2009 – School of Law’s contribution roll for outstanding contribution to the law school