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The team offers expertise across the full spectrum of personal injury work.
The set receives instructions from both claimants and defendants across a broad range of personal injury-related claims and litigation. Members are able to draw on their considerable expertise in both clinical negligence and health law, ensuring that they are heavily commended for their expertise in cases concerning catastrophic brain and spinal injuries. Our expertise in high value clinical negligence claims makes us particularly capable of dealing with quantum issues in catastrophic injury cases.
Another area of strength is multiparty group actions, and the group has considerable expertise of actions relating to the use of medical and pharmaceutical products.
At senior levels, we deal with the most complex of high-value cases drawing on the considerable depth of medical knowledge and expertise we have gained from our related specialisms of clinical negligence and other health law matters.
We have been involved for both claimants and defendants in many landmark personal injury cases in the House of Lords, the Supreme Court and the Court of Appeal. Instructions come from individuals, Government Departments, health authorities and NHS trusts, trades unions, insurers, the police force and others. Cases arise out of clinical negligence, road traffic accidents, employment conditions, and child abuse in institutions and elsewhere.
There is a significant amount of crossover with our clinical negligence, inquests and child abuse compensation practice areas.
We also act in inquiries relating to sexual abuse and have barristers involved with the Rochdale Abuse Inquiry and the ongoing Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.
This year we were awarded the Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence Set of the Year by the Legal 500. In 2016 we won the Chambers & Partners Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence set of the year Award.
“A high-calibre personal injury team, serving both defendants and claimants. Members have an in-depth knowledge of this area of the law and handle claims relating to a variety of matters, including occupational disease, historic abuse and serious brain injuries. They have impressive expertise in cases with a human rights element, and are also able to offer pragmatic advice to clients in the maritime industry.” (Chambers & Partners 2018)
“The clerking is great. They are professional and go the extra mile. They take the time to get to know you and look after you.” Matthew Phipps, the senior clerk, is reported to run “a tight ship.” (Chambers & Partners 2018)
Guy Mansfield QC upholds Kenya Emergency Group Litigation judgment in Court of Appeal - Oct 2018
Shaheen Rahman QC to speak at Hill Dickinson’s Medical Lecture Series 2018 with Prof. Derek Tuffnell and ENS Representatives - Oct 2018
Capsticks Seminar ‘Resolving obstetric claims: medicine and the law’ with Richard Booth QC - Sep 2018
Guy Mansfield QC successfully defends the Foreign & Commonwealth Office - Aug 2018
Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC and Robert Kellar win in the Court of Appeal regarding an employer’s vicarious liability in Barclays Bank v Various Claimants - Jul 2018
David Hart QC and Henry Witcomb shortlisted for the 2015 Chambers UK Bar Awards - Sep 2015
Jeremy Hyam and Kate Beattie successful in court fees challenge for mesothelioma victims - Jul 2015
Jeremy Hyam and Kate Beattie win challenge to the Government Legal Aid changes for cancer sufferers - Oct 2014
Justin Levinson is representing 12 victims of Stuart Hall - May 2014
Justin Levinson is representing victims of paedophile Catholic priest Sam Penney - May 2014
Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC and Henry Witcomb represented the family of a girl whose brain was accidentally injected with glue - Jan 2014
1COR sponsors BISWG ‘Risky Business: The Challenges of Acquired Brain Injury through the Stages of Life’ - Mar 2018
Robert Wastell acted in an Inquest into the death of Caixia Sun - Feb 2018
Duncan Fairgrieve appears in the Supreme Court for the claimant in landmark tort law decision - Feb 2018
Lizanne Gumbel QC and Paul Reynolds featured in The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2018 - Feb 2018
One Crown Office Row wins role in Pro Bono legal support service for Olympic and Paralympic Games - Jul 2011
Must the family be told? Genetic information and liability for non-disclosure to relatives - Jan 2018
Sarah Lambert successful recovering damages for secondary victim - Aug 2017
Henry Witcomb QC Represents Family In Suicide of Ms Mager - Feb 2017
Philip Havers QC and Isabel Mcardle instructed by Hodge Jones Allen to act for APIL in a judicial review brought by the Association of British Insurers - Jan 2017
Double Win In 2016 Chambers & Partners Awards - Oct 2016
Legal 500 UK 2017 Awards Announcement - Oct 2016
Adam Wagner involved in successful compensation appeal by rape victim - Aug 2016
Angus McCullough QC qualifies as an arbitrator - Jun 2016
African sex abuse claim settlement approved - Mar 2016
Henry Witcomb named Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Junior of the Year - Oct 2015
Iain O’Donnell wins in the Court of Appeal on a case involving causation, risk assessments and the interpretation of workplace regulations - Mar 2015
Stephen Miller QC named Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence “Silk of the Year” - Oct 2014
Iain O’Donnell obtains compensation on appeal for tetraplegic child at the CICA maximum of £500,000 - May 2014
Iain O’Donnell wins in Court of Appeal in test case on occupier’s duty owed to pupils by schools – the “water fountain case” - Oct 2013
Iain O’Donnell in Court of Appeal in test case on occupier’s duty owed to pupils by schools - Oct 2013
1COR’s double success at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2013 - Oct 2013
1COR shortlisted for 5 awards in the 2013 Chambers & Partners Bar Awards - Sep 2013
4 members of 1COR in the Kenyan Mau Mau Case - Jun 2013
Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC and Henry Witcomb represent a barrister seriously injured in Fleet Street wine bar fall - Dec 2012
Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC, Henry Witcomb and Peter Skelton are representing women who were wrongly diagnosed with breast cancer by Ian Paterson - Nov 2012
Four Members of One Crown Office Row appear in the Kenyan Mau Mau Case - Oct 2012
Justin Levinson is acting for 11 of the victims of the “black cab rapist” - May 2012
Team of four from 1COR in Supreme Court win in nuclear testing limitation case - Mar 2012
Margaret Bowron QC acts for Defendant in substantial personal injury claim for a severely brain damaged child - Feb 2012
Court of Appeal victory for Ministry of Defence in Atomic Veterans case - Dec 2010
Justin Levinson to act for sisters in personal injury action against social services in ‘British Fritzl’ case - Mar 2010