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  1. Personal injury – Leading sets
  2. Personal injury – Leading silks
  3. Personal injury – 2017 silks
  4. Personal injury – 2018 silks
  5. Personal injury – 2019 silks
  6. Personal injury – Leading juniors
  7. Industrial disease – Leading silks
  8. Industrial disease – 2017 silks
  9. Industrial disease – 2018 silks
  10. Industrial disease – Leading juniors
  11. Insurance fraud – Leading silks
  12. Insurance fraud – 2019 silks
  13. Insurance fraud – Leading juniors

Personal injury – Leading silks

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Personal injury – 2017 silks

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Personal injury – 2018 silks

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Personal injury – 2019 silks

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Personal injury – Leading juniors

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Industrial disease – Leading silks

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Industrial disease – 2017 silks

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    • Matthew Phillips QC - Outer Temple Chambers β€˜He is a forceful advocate and is able to get to grips with difficult issues quickly.’
    • Steven Snowden QC - 12 King's Bench Walk β€˜He is a skilled barrister and understands that strategy and tactics are as equally important as the legal analysis.’

Industrial disease – 2018 silks

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Industrial disease – Leading juniors

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Insurance fraud – Leading silks

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Insurance fraud – 2019 silks

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    • James Todd QC - 39 Essex Chambers β€˜He is methodical and extremely thorough as well as being utterly charming with clients and experts alike.’

Insurance fraud – Leading juniors

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9 Gough Square is β€˜rightly occupying a top-tier spot for its PI practice’ because its β€˜truly approachable’ barristers are β€˜at the top of their game’. Members are β€˜well-rounded, talented, hardworking, committed’ and β€˜never fail to impress’. Claimant work is β€˜the core of chambers’ and specialisms include catastrophic injury and industrial disease, the latter is described as β€˜one of the best teams in the country’.

β€˜A first-choice chambers’, 12 King's Bench Walk is a β€˜leading injury set for defendant work’. It has β€˜great strength in depth’, β€˜covers every area of personal injury’ and is at β€˜the forefront of industrial disease litigation’. The set has β€˜a good spread of expertise’ and is β€˜incredibly strong at silk and junior levels’ providing β€˜a sense of identity and consistency’.

39 Essex Chambers is β€˜streets ahead in the personal injury arena, at every level and in every respect’. The set has β€˜an excellent coverage of all insurance areas and provides a personal touch with clients and barristers who go the extra mile’. It offers β€˜real strength in depth’ with β€˜good range of counsel at all levels’. The β€˜excellent and very knowledgeable’ barristers deal with catastrophic injury, abuse and high-profile claims.

2TG – 2 Temple Gardens β€˜covers all types of insurance law work’, including high-profile personal injury (with sport injury and stress at work specialisms) and insurance fraud claims where members are β€˜good at providing added value’. Clients are β€˜impressed’ with the β€˜real strength in depth in chambers’ as it has silks with β€˜expertise that is hard to match’.

β€˜A first-class’ defendant set, Crown Office Chambers has β€˜a wealth of talent at all levels in the personal injury field’. The work produced is β€˜always of a high standard’ and even if your barrister of choice is unavailable β€˜they will always be able to find counsel to suit the matter in hand’, including high-value and complex cases.

β€˜The excellent and modern’ Devereux has a β€˜small but niche personal injury practice’. Nevertheless, β€˜the expertise overall is very high’ allowing the set to β€˜make up for the profile of other chambers with quality’. The focus of the β€˜extremely good in the field’ barristers is high-value catastrophic injury cases, including spinal and brain injuries and those which raise difficult points of law.

Outer Temple Chambers is a β€˜first-rate set in terms of the breadth of knowledge and experience for catastrophic PI claimants’. The depth of knowledge and suitable counsel available is β€˜second to none’. In recent years the set has expanded with more juniors specialising in asbestos-related disease work and β€˜offering extremely efficient and outstanding service’. Chambers is praised for having β€˜strengths at all levels of practice’, especially in high-value cases.

β€˜An excellent set’, 7BR is β€˜very well clerked, big enough to provide options, and very well located and tenanted’. Members are β€˜really popular’ and deal with complex cases of severe brain and spinal injuries.

β€˜The very professional’ Cloisters is known for dealing with high-value and complex liability and quantum issues. The set has some β€˜very bright and committed barristers’, who are β€˜incredible on their feet’.

High-value and complex cases are the norm at Farrar's Building. Members like the β€˜impressive’ Alan Jeffreys QC handle all types of catastrophic injury cases, including brain, spinal, and fatalities, as well as psychological disorder and mental health issues.

Old Square Chambers is β€˜a strong set, particularly at junior level’, meaning it β€˜pretty much has someone who is right for each case’. Indeed, at junior level the team β€˜provides a quality of advice well beyond their experience’. The set is β€˜very well respected’, thanks to β€˜a good supply of highly regarded, specialist and experienced barristers’.

Temple Garden Chambers covers all areas of personal injury with a focus on cases of highest complexity, subtle brain injury, chronic pain and insurance fraud. Members have been instructed in a range of high-profile matters including the London Bridge terror attack (pro bono) and the Westminster Bridge terror attack.

1 Chancery Lane has a β€˜large team with depth and breadth of expertise across all areas of claimant and defendant personal injury work’. Members are specialists in motor insurance fraud, local authority and abuse claims, and travel law.

3 Hare Court offers β€˜expertise in the full range of personal injury actions’, including road traffic accidents, industrial disease, abuse cases, sports accidents and military claims. Members act in all levels of cases for both claimants and defendants.

Hardwicke’s β€˜boutique personal injury team’ handles a wide variety of claims including brain injury, career-ending limb and back injuries, spinal fractures, fatalities and road traffic accidents. Charles Bagot QC, β€˜who always gets to the heart of the matter’, enhanced the team’s strength after taking silk in 2018.

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