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Stewarts Law LLP

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Julian Chamberlayne

Work 020 7822 8000
Stewarts Law LLP

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Aviation and International Injury and KM and Compliance 


Partner and Head of the International Injury department, handling a mix of high-value spinal cord, brain, amputee and fatal injury cases. Head of KM & Compliance and Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP).

Julian has a rare dual speciality of acting for clients who have sustained life-changing or fatal injuries in an international context. He has successfully recovered over £140m for clients injured in the UK and across the globe.

Ranked in a leading legal directory which commented “The very highly regarded Julian Chamberlayne is an expert in serious injury cases with an international element.”

Julian acts for claimants who have sustained spinal cord and severe brain injury, amputations, and for the families of fatal accident victims. In addition, Julian specialises in costs, litigation funding, compliance and knowledge management issues.

Julian fought the case of Harding v Wealands up to the House of Lords, who agreed the assessment of damages for this Australian accident should be in accordance with English law. Not only did that lead to Mr Harding recovering £5.5m compensation for his spinal cord injury, it also set a precedent which helped countless others injured in accidents abroad to recover full compensation.

Julian authors two chapters of the well-regarded Schedule of Loss textbook. He is a regular contributor to a wide variety of legal journals and lecturer at national and international conferences.


Julian joined Stewarts in 2000 and was appointed a partner in 2002. He founded the International Injuries  team in 2007 and was appointed the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice in 2012.


Julian is the Chairman of the Forum of Complex Injuries Solicitors (FOCIS). He is an APIL Fellow and accredited specialist in Spinal Injury and Accidents Abroad. He is also a member of the Law Society PI Panel, ISCOS and PEOPIL.


Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London (LLB Hons 2(1)); Chancery Lane, College of Law.

London: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Stewarts Law LLP is a 'first choice' and 'the premier claimant firm in the field', according to clients. It assists individuals who have sustained serious, life-changing injuries, including brain and spinal injuries and amputations. Changes in the team include the arrival of 'first-class litigator' David Healy from BL Claims Solicitors and the promotion of the 'absolutely superb' Peregrine Redgrave to partner in May 2017. Paul Paxton, the 'technically first-class' head of the personal injury team, is 'the leading claimant lawyer in the country'. Other key figures are the 'great all-roundClare Salmon, who has 'extensive experience of both difficult liability claims and high-value quantum'the 'exceptionally good and collaborativeCharles Edwards; and the 'able and dedicated' Stephanie Clarke. Julian Chamberlayne heads the international injury department, acting for UK nationals who are injured abroad and for foreign nationals injured in the UK.

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London: Transport


Within: Leading individuals

Julian Chamberlayne - Stewarts Law LLP

Within: Travel

Stewarts Law LLP is the ‘best in the business’ for complex, high-value cases for those who have been seriously injured abroad; it has the ‘technical skills, the know-how and the commitment to make a real difference to any serious case’ and is ‘sympathetic, realistic and pragmatic’. It is acting for a claimant, who was 19 when he suffered a massive brain injury as a result of a road traffic accident in Jersey; and is representing a claimant who suffered multiple orthopaedic, vascular and chest injuries in an accident at work in Austria. Head of international injury Julian Chamberlayne is a ‘tenacious litigator, who is confident in his creative use of the law who runs rings around most opponents’. The ‘effervescentScott Rigby’s ‘lively enthusiasm wins over clients and opponents alike, facilitating settlement where others might struggle’. Senior associate Christopher Deacon is a ‘superb travel lawyer; he is knowledgeable, tenacious, compassionate and intellectually astute’. Head of aviation James Healy-Pratt is ‘quite simply brilliant; his understanding of multi-jurisdictional law, his ability to deliver challenging issues in a kind and patient manner, his understanding of the coronial system and his brilliant strategic overview give his clients the confidence to know that he really is fighting their corner’. The aviation team acts for pilots and passengers, and their families, who are involved in aviation accidents and aviation disasters worldwide, often involving multi-jurisdictional litigation. Sarah Stewart is ‘extremely good with clients who have suffered losses in aviation disasters; they have complete confidence in her’; and Peter Neenan has an ‘incredible forensic mind and an eye for detail’ and is ‘fantastic on aviation-related cases’. Daniel Herman leads the Leeds-based personal injury team which also features Ben Townsend.

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