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Exchange Chambers

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC

ONE DERBY SQUARE, LIVERPOOL, L2 9XX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Fax:
Fax 0151 236 3433
DX:
14207 LIVERPOOL
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk
Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester

Christopher Barnes

Tel:
Work 0151 236 7747
Email:
Web:
www.exchangechambers.co.uk/people/christopher-barnes/
Exchange Chambers (Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC)

Work Department

Personal Injury; Clinical Negligence

Position

Chris practises exclusively in the areas of personal injury, clinical negligence and related litigation. Chris has experience of all levels of multi track claims up to and in excess of £10 million, particularly involving catastrophic injuries including brain, spine and amputations; fatal accidents; military claims; and product liability. He has experience of the full range of catastrophic injury claims with recent settlements exceeding £3 million.

Chris has experience of a wide range of clinical negligence work including orthopaedic negligence; obstetric negligence; general hospital care; dental negligence; cosmetic surgery. He has a particular interest in claims involving military personnel.

Career

Called 1999; Junior Counsel to the Crown (2011)

Leisure

Away from work, Chris enjoys fell running and was a member of the British Ski Mountaineering Team at the 2013 World Championships and 2014 World Cup


Regional Bar: Northern Circuit

Personal injury

Within: Leading Juniors

Christopher Barnes - Exchange ChambersHas an excellent manner with vulnerable clients.

Within: Personal injury

Exchange Chambers houses a large number of specialist personal injury counsel, across both the senior and junior ranks. A notable niche at the firm is the defense of claims brought against  the military, an area in which William Waldron QC and Louis Browne QC have thriving practices. Christopher Barnes represented former heptathlete Serita Shone in a claim against British Bobsleigh concerning an injury suffered in her first training run as a bobsledder. David Knifton QC co-led the case for the claimant in the Supreme Court in Lewis v Tindale and MIB, which concerned the liability of the Motor Insurers' Bureau for incidents involving uninsured vehicles on private land; in this instance an elderly farmer ran over a man he believed to be scrap metal thief, causing the claimant to break his neck.

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