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.

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In 2020 we were named ‘Personal Injury / Clinical Negligence Set of the Year’ at the Legal 500 Awards. In 2018 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.

“There are a number of counsel within the set who are extremely knowledgeable and able to give clear, helpful advice on complicated matters.” (Chambers & Partners 2023)

“The service provided is second to none, and you always feel in safe hands and very supported when working with this chambers.” (Chambers & Partners 2022)

“1COR is one of the best common law sets of chambers at the Bar. It has strength-in-depth and and all of its members are intellectually out of the top-drawer. It is well balanced in terms of diversity and ensures that all junior members are properly supported. Overall, it is a go-to set in terms of personal injury practice.” (Legal 500 2023)

“1 Crown Office Row offers expertise spanning the full gamut of personal injury matters, and its strong bench of barristers is regularly called upon to handle complex and high-value catastrophic injury cases arising from accidents at work and on the road.” “The clerks are first-rate and offer a friendly service.” (Chambers & Partners 2021)

“The ‘excellent range’ of ‘very bright barristers’ at ‘exceptional set’ 1 Crown Office Row have ‘the expertise and availability to assist with even the most complex of claims'” according to the Legal 500 2022. “This is an all-round great set. From the moment of first approach to the conclusion of a matter, the service provided is friendly, diligent, and efficient.”

“Chambers has an excellent range of barristers available and this would be one of our go-to sets in this area of law.” “The clerks are top rate.” “Very slick chambers – very organised and responsive.”

1COR have a wide breadth of strong counsel. I have never had a difficulty finding a junior or silk who has the expertise and availability to assist with even the most complex of claims.

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