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)

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