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Chambers of Winston Hunter QC

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Byrom Street Chambers is a unique and specialist set practising within the heart of Manchester'€™s recently developed business and legal centre at Spinningfields, and in close proximity to the 47-court Civil Justice Centre and the Crown Court. Members also practise from Crown Office Chambers. According to The Legal 500, '€˜Byrom Street Chambers is the go-to set for personal injury and clinical negligence and offers an "excellent service"€, aided by "€œunparalleled clerks"€ support'€™. The clerks are always helpful and go above and beyond to assist.

The set: Byrom Street Chambers is a forward-thinking set with traditional values, exclusively dedicated to the work of leading and senior junior counsel, who have extensive expertise in high-value and complex cases. Chambers provides a highly individual and personalised service, focusing on clients'€™ needs, combined with a friendly and open approach to clerking.

Chambers'€™ premises are modern, purpose-built, DDA-compliant and architecturally designed with particular attention to the needs of both professional and lay clients. Facilities include large comfortable conference rooms, a video-conferencing suite, the latest information technology with wireless connection and an extensive library.

Three members of chambers currently sit as Deputy Judges of the High Court, seven members sit as Recorders, one member sits on the Mental Health Review Tribunal, one member sits on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal and two members sit as Deputy Coroners.

Types of work undertaken: Chambers has a reputation for quality and service. Members offer advice and advocacy in a range of specialisations and can provide the depth of cover necessary to conduct litigation in the most complex of cases. They practise regularly in the fields of personal injury (with an emphasis on catastrophic cases, group and class actions, clinical negligence and disease litigation), health and safety, professional negligence, financial services, commercial, employment, human rights, mediation and civil fraud.

Sample cases include: Kenyan Group Litigation; Kimathi v Foreign & Commonwealth Office (QB 2018); Armes v Nottingham County Council (SC 2017); International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance Plc UK Branch (SC 2014); Dunhill v Burgin (SC 2014); Woodland v Essex CC (SC 2013); McDonald v Dept for Communities (CA 2013); Sienkiewicz and Willmore (SC 2011); R (on app of AB) v Oldham NHS and Direct Line (Admin); Huscroft v P&O Ferries (CA); Thompstone v Tameside (CA); Fairchild v Glenhaven (HL); Sowden v Lodge (CA); Tomlinson v Congleton (HL); RK & AK v Oldham NHS Trust (ECHR); Shipman Inquiry; John v Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (QBD).

Former members of chambers include Dame Janet Smith, Lord Justice Leveson, Dame Caroline Swift, Mr Justice King, Mr Justice Stewart and HHJ Richard Pearce.


Above material supplied by Byrom Street Chambers (Chambers of Winston Hunter QC).

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