Called to the bar: 1990.
Chico is a member of the Dispute Resolution team and heads up the personal injury department.
His experience in personal injuries is extensive and he is primarily instructed by Insurers and organisations such as the MIB in the defence of claims. He is able to advise on all matters of personal injury litigation arising from road traffic accidents, accidents at work involving alleged breaches of health and safety legislation, employer’s liability cases alleging stress at work, and other cases involving alleged psychiatric injury. Chico has experience in complex high value brain injury cases and has acted in cases involving highly technical evidence in relation to the applicable discount rate in Gibraltar for the assessment of future damages.
Chico’s experience extends to clinical negligence where in addition to defending claims against practitioners and clinics he has acted claimants in cases with complex issues of causation.
Aside from personal injury, Chico is capable of advising in all matters of civil litigation and has recently advised on high value construction disputes both for the developer as well as the construction company with effective results.
Chico is also the head of the firm’s intellectual property and trademark practice as well as being a member of the firm’s Shipping & Admiralty where he has considerable experience in ship registration as well acting for Banks in relation to the financing of Gibraltar registered ships.