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Leading Silks

Paul Bleasdale QC - No5 Barristers ChambersPaul is particularly adept at getting right to the heart of the case, clients and opponents appreciate the directness of his approach.
Satinder Hunjan QC - Kings ChambersSatinder's depth of knowledge in these areas of law is exceptional. He is the best negotiator I have ever employed as counsel.
Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersMeticulous attention to detail, personable and extremely knowledgeable.

2020 Silks

Henry Pitchers QC - No5 Barristers ChambersHenry is extremely thorough with his paperwork and his understanding of a case. I do not think I have come across a counsel as thorough as Henry. As a result, I cannot recall a case we have lost.

2021 Silks

John Coughlan QC - No5 Barristers ChambersFantastic level of attention to detail, excellent client care skills and sublime advocacy skills at Trial or hearing. One of the best in his field.

Leading Juniors

Andrew Evans - St Philips ChambersAndy is technically brilliant and very approachable. He has the ability to immediately instil trust and confidence in clients, delivering legal advice in a clear manner.
Esther Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersStrong analytical skills and able to assess complex issues incisively. Excellent advocacy skills and empathetic client communication.
Jamie Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersJamie is a prodigious worker and his highly intelligent.
Richard Grimshaw - No5 Barristers ChambersRichard is meticulous, exceptionally analytical and well prepared. He provides superb tactical and pragmatic advice whilst also being precise and persuasive in written and oral argument.
Anna Diamond - Kings ChambersAnna has a detailed understanding of medicine and therefore her management of the medical expert evidence is outstanding
Mamta GuptaNo5 Barristers ChambersExtremely forensic – goes into every detail with a fine-tooth comb. Excellent with clients and experts – puts clients at ease and talks to them in a way they can understand the complex points of their claim.
Karl Hirst - No5 Barristers ChambersKarl is the perfect combination of technical excellence and a genuine passion to help claimants who have been injured.
Gemma Roberts - No5 Barristers ChambersReliable and a safe pair of hands. Very responsive and quick grasp of the issues in a case and effective in conference.
Rochelle Rong - Ropewalk ChambersVery thorough and astute. Knowledgeable and applies her knowledge to practice.
Peter Starcevic - St Philips ChambersExcellent attention to detail, brilliant knowledge and very understanding and personable with clients.
Rachel Young - Ropewalk ChambersA measured and pragmatic approach with considerable attention to detail as well as demonstrating an empathy with the clients that garners their trust.

Rising Stars

Thomas Herbert - Ropewalk ChambersA conscientious and diligent counsel whose work is always first-class. Eloquent and effective pleadings, and straightforward advice which always get to the heart of the matter.
Nicholas Truelove - Kings ChambersNicholas is passionate about access to justice and willing to fight for the underdog.

Clinical negligence in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers Chambers

Headed by Chris Bright QCNo5 Barristers Chambers ’ clinical negligence team is one of the most comprehensive in the Midlands. Work done here is often complex and sensitive, with practitioners specialising in brain and spinal injuries, delayed diagnosis, mental health, birth injury, and matters arising from hospital deaths. Chambers saw David Tyack QC  and John Coughlan QC take silk in the 2021 round. Chambers head Jonathan Jones QC currently represents the claimant for a claim in excess of £5m against a hospital where liability was admitted for failure to diagnose spina bifida on an antenatal scan. Jones QC also led Jamie Gamble in JB v Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust,  a wrongful birth claim arising out of a failure to diagnose microcephaly during antenatal scanning, securing a £6m settlement for the claimants.

Testimonials

Set

‘They have a wide range of Clinical Negligence specialist counsel with in depth expertise and experience, and offer very good availability including at short notice.’

‘No5 Chambers is a fantastic set for clinical negligence and personal injury claims with many top class senior juniors.’

I enjoy working with No5 Chambers and the relationship has gone from strength to strength.’

Clerking

‘Professional and helpful service, mainly dealing with Rob McDonald who is always happy and more than able to assist with all requests.’

‘The Clerks at No5 Chambers are extremely helpful and knowledgeable especially William Theaker.’

‘The Clerks at No5 are really efficient and “on the ball” in every aspect, whether its clerking in papers for counsel or arranging MS Teams or Zoom Conferencing. ‘

Kings Chambers

Described as an 'excellent chambers with a number of excellent counsel', Kings Chambers ' clinical negligence team offers counsel experienced in all related matters such as catastrophic birth injury, surgical, psychicatric, and dental negligence and more. Chambers is also home to Satinder Hunjan QC.

Ropewalk Chambers

Ropewalk Chambers offers a ‘reliable and learned service’. Members primarily act for claimants and defendants in NHS cases. The set became the first at the English Bar to be ISO:27001 accredited which is positive for clients with sensitive claims. Jason Cox  and Rochelle Rong regularly appear in cases related to spinal injury.

Testimonials

Set

‘The quality of counsel at The Ropewalk is consistently good – their insight , knowledge base and the manner in which they approach cases is sound.’

‘Our team instruct Counsel from Ropewalk Chambers on a regular basis due to their expertise, professionalism and approachability.’

‘I am impressed at the set as a whole and their clear commitment to client care.’

Clerking

‘All the clerks that I have dealt with have been really helpful.’

The calibre of the clerks plays a great part in the high standard of service offered. Tony and Alan are readily available for discussion where necessary and head up an efficient team. ‘

‘Exceptional, supportive, responsive and friendly.’

St Philips Chambers

St Philips Chambers's clinical negligence team is praised by clients for both its barristers and clerking team. Often instructed from the outset of cases, the set’s practice spans delayed diagnosis, birth injury, brain and spinal injury claims among other matters. Andrew Evans has developed a specialism in claims arising from cosmetic surgery procedures.

Testimonials

Set

‘A very good set with very helpful clerks. ‘

Clerking

‘Gary Carney and Janita Patel are particularly good, personable and will do what they can to accommodate their instructing solicitor’s needs.’