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.

1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review (QMLR) is an online publication written by our barristers covering the latest developments in medical law. Find previous articles on our Archive website here and subscribe by emailing us at

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.

Interviewees remark: “The technical knowledge is of a high level and there is a wealth of experience within the chambers.” (Chambers & Partners 2024)

‘Very experienced set which goes the extra mile in ensuring that clients and their solicitors receive the very best service and representation. Breadth and experience of the set is hard to match.’ ‘1 Crown Office Row is an excellent set with considerable breadth of experience.’ (Legal 500 2024)

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