Gene joined the firm in 2001 and qualified in 2003. He was appointed a partner in 2010. He currently jointly leads a team of lawyers representing over 300 Iraqi citizens who allege they were subjected to unlawful detention and treatment by British Forces in Iraq in the period 2003-2009. He has worked on a number of the firm’s high-profile international group claims, including claims for compensation brought on behalf of Colombia farmers against BP and Kenyan pastoralists against the MoD for injuries and deaths caused by bombs left on Kenyan land by the British army. He has also worked on a claim for South African gold miners who developed silicosis after being exposed to silica dust.
Gene has a particular interest in product liability
and has worked on the successful DePuy Hylamer group litigation relating to defective hip replacements
. He has also resolved a number of cases involving defective heart valves and pacemakers. He represented over 200 British military veterans exposed to chemical warfare agents, allegedly without their informed consent, at the Porton Down
military laboratories from the 1940s-1980s. In 2009, he successfully resolved the claims of four of the clinical volunteers who suffered life threatening injuries as participants in the infamous TGN1412 drug trial
at Northwick Park Hospital. He is currently instructed by a group of claimants who allege that Zimmer Durom hip components
are defective and have caused them unnecessary pain and suffering.