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.

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 set also houses considerable strength in matters involving allegations of historic sexual abuse, and several tenants have been involved in some of the most high-profile cases of recent years such as the Rochdale Abuse Inquiry and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse. Members undertake work on behalf of both claimants and defendants, and count several health authorities, government departments and major insurers among their clients. Instructing solicitors note that “the service provided is second to none, and you always feel in safe hands and very supported when working with this chambers.” 

“The clerking is excellent – they are good at finding slots within very busy diaries.” “The clerks are very friendly yet professional.” Chambers & Partners 2021

‘1COR are a very reputable and good quality set with a wealth of experienced and respected barristers. Their reputation is well deserved as the go to chambers for PI and clin neg work.’ ‘Even the very junior barristers have a knowledge and strength which one would normally expect to find in more experienced counsel.’ Legal 500 2021

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