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.
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.
“1 Crown Office Row is recognised for its expert handling of the full gamut of personal injury disputes. Members receive regular instructions from both claimant and defendant clients, including several government departments, NHS trusts and insurers, as well as private individuals. The set offers expertise across a wide range of matters including catastrophic brain and spinal injuries, historic sexual abuse, RTAs and employers’ liability claims, and its members have experience of appearing in cases before the Court of Appeal, the House of Lords and the Supreme Court. Instructing solicitors draw attention to the set’s bench of “excellent barristers,” noting that it houses “a plethora of very able barristers who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get the work done.” “The clerking is really good – the team is very responsive.” “The service is excellent and things are always dealt with very efficiently and quickly.” (Chambers & Partners 2020)