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No5 Barristers Chambers

Chambers of Mark Anderson QC

Work 0845 210 5555
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Birmingham, Bristol, Leicester, London

Matthew Brunning

Work 0845 210 5555
No5 Barristers Chambers (Chambers of Mark Anderson QC)


All aspects of personal injury and clinical negligence work, including catastrophic injuries, accidents at work, occupiers’ and other public liability, road traffic accidents, sports claims and industrial diseases. Matthew is often instructed at a very early stage in such proceedings, giving practical strategic advice in writing and conference, and thereafter representing parties through to final hearings, settlement meetings and appeals. Matthew’s work is split equally between claimant and defendant work. His claimant practice includes fatal accident act claims, brain injury, amputation and disease claims. Matthew’s work for claimants is exclusively on the multi-track. He was instructed for the claimants in the sofa dermatitis GLO. He has extensive experience of complex loss of earnings claims for the self-employed and sole traders. Matthew also regularly acts for several multinationals, spanning road, rail, construction, oil, retail and leisure industries. In the past few years his defence practice has included claims arising from an oil refinery explosion, multiple claims from theme park rides, rail industry injuries (including under the rail industry CAHA), direct instructions from insurers and numerous multi-party construction site claims. Matthew also has considerable experience of inquests representing families, companies, state institutions and NHS Trusts in a wide variety of inquests, including article 2 and other jury inquests. Matthew has lengthy experience in the CICA, having appeared in a large number of multi-million pound pre-tariff brain injury claims. He was involved in the drafting of a Peters-type undertaking for use in CICA claims of significant value which would meet with the approval of the Court of Protection. In 2007 Matthew was appointed to the Attorney-General’s regional panel. He is a contributing editor to Butterworth’s Personal Injury Law Service. Reported cases include: Farrell & Short v. Birmingham City Council & Direct Accident Management [2011] RTR 14 & Avena Bennett v Compass Group UK and Ireland Ltd & British Ceramic Research [2002] EWCA Civ 642.


Called to the Bar 1997; Attorney General’s Regional Panel 2007; Deputy District Judge 2012.


Worcester College, Oxford (BA Hons).

Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Personal injury and clinical negligence

Within: Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

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