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Leading Silks

Jayne Adams QC - Ropewalk ChambersHer firm but fair approach to JSMs engenders respect, while her grasp of medical issues allows her to provide incisive and insightful advice.
Paul Bleasdale QC - No5 Barristers ChambersApproachable and gets to the heart of the case easily and efficiently.
Chris Bright QC - No5 Barristers ChambersAlways focused on achieving the best outcome for his clients, and adapts his style to fit the case.
Satinder Hunjan QC - Kings ChambersA powerhouse - he always drills down into the important issues. and his tactics are second to none
Jonathan Jones QC - No5 Barristers ChambersThorough, forensic, and great on his feet with first class technical skills.
Patrick Limb QC - Ropewalk ChambersHis sharp analytical brain and strong performance in court make him a heavyweight in the disease arena.

2020 Silks

Henry Pitchers QC - No5 Barristers ChambersA straight-forward negotiator who is well liked by the court and advises with clarity and confidence.

2021 Silks

David Tyack QC - No5 Barristers ChambersCalm, measured and has great attention to detail and analytical skills.

Leading Juniors

Fiona Ashworth - Kings ChambersA fount of knowledge on chronic pain and related cases, with outstanding attention to detail.
Matthew Brunning - No5 Barristers ChambersTenacious, tactically astute, and comfortable going up against silks.
Georgina Cursham - Ropewalk ChambersA very talented advocate with a calm but persuasive style.
Paul Evans - No5 Barristers ChambersA force on his feet and equally good in conferences and when preparing paper advice.
Richard Moat - No5 Barristers ChambersHe knows exactly what he wants from a witness and his instinct for a settlement is remarkable.
Richard Seabrook - Ropewalk ChambersArticulate and concise with experts and clients, thorough and reliable in their written work
Robert Smallwood - No5 Barristers ChambersHe combines excellent negotiation skills with a very good client manner and willingness to fight in difficult cases.
Jason Cox - Ropewalk ChambersA strong advocate both in court and at joint settlement meetings with extensive medical knowledge.
Philip Davy - Ropewalk ChambersApproachable and very capable, always provides a good service.
Anna Diamond - Kings ChambersAn extremely competent barrister who combines in-depth medical knowledge with attention to detail and empathy towards clients.
Malcolm Duthie - No5 Barristers ChambersExtremely persistent on behalf of clients, always pushing for the best outcome.
Esther Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersShe combines legal excellence with superb client skills.
Jamie Gamble - No5 Barristers ChambersHe has an excellent legal brain and can get to the crux of a problem exceptionally quickly.
Richard Gregory - Ropewalk ChambersHis amazing depth of knowledge, expertise, and strong communication skills allow him to provide clear and practical advice.
Karl Hirst - No5 Barristers ChambersAn excellent tactician who is superb with clients.
Timothy Jacques - Cornwall Street BarristersHe has great empathy with clients, and is highly effective before a court.
Edward James - Ropewalk ChambersAn excellent advocate both in court and during conference, with a knowledgeable and reassuring manner that puts clients at ease.
Kam Jaspal - Ropewalk ChambersTenacious, attentive to detail and excellent on his feet.
Andrew Lyons - Ropewalk ChambersVery sensible and has a good feel for what a judge is likely to make of a case
Andrew McNamara - Ropewalk ChambersAn excellent advocate who is great with witnesses and provides reliable, good quality advice.
Simon Plaut - Kings ChambersHe sees the bigger picture, combing sound legal advice with practical concerns.
Damian Powell - Ropewalk ChambersProvides effective, detailed, and accurate advice in an efficient manner
Nick Xydias - No5 Barristers ChambersVery thorough, personable with clients, he handles unrealistic client expectations well.
Sofia Ashraf - St Philips ChambersAn extremely clear communicator whose trial results often exceed clients’ expectations.
Colin Baran - St Philips ChambersA great advocate with meticulous drafting skills.
Peter Dean - No5 Barristers ChambersRecommended for workplace accidents and industrial disease work.
Steven Fisher - No5 Barristers ChambersHis down-to-earth approach instantly puts clients at ease.
Christopher Lowe - Ropewalk ChambersDeals with papers quickly and provides clear, concise advice.
Rochelle Rong - Ropewalk ChambersExtremely thorough, professional, and approachable.
Toby Stewart - Ropewalk ChambersA personal injury specialist.
Phillip Turton - Ropewalk ChambersHe has a sharp eye and a strong knowledge of asbestos claims.

Rising Stars

Nicholas Truelove - Kings ChambersA knowledgeable, pragmatic and tactically astute barrister with an excellent bedside manner.

Personal injury in Regional Bar

Cornwall Street Chambers

Timothy Jacques is a personal injury specialist who 'regularly achieves excellent outcomes' at Cornwall Street Barristers. He represents claimants and defendants in employer's liability, public liability and road traffic cases.

St Philips Chambers

Sofia Ashraf at St Philips Chambers represents both claimants and defendants in a range of personal injury cases, with some matters involving alleged fundamental dishonesty and injuries abroad on package holidays. Colin Baran is particularly strong on employer's liability claims in the public sector, with several recent defences of emergency services following injuries sustained during training exercises.

No5 Barristers Chambers

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to a large personal injury group with strong experience across both claimant and defendant work, and are praised by clients as the 'first choice for general personal injury matters' in the region, with 'great strength in depth'.  Chris Bright QC is well regarded for catastrophic injury claims, particularly those involving road traffic accidents, such as his recent claimant-side work in a multi-claimant road collision claim with a value in excess of £10m and significant liability issues concerning the alleged impairment of the driver. Henry Pitchers QC took silk in the 2020 round, while senior juniors such as Richard MoatRobert Smallwood, and Matthew Brunning regularly appear opposite silks without a leader.

Ropewalk Chambers

Ropewalk Chambers one of the premier names in the East Midlands for personal injury cases, with clients praising the 'tremendous wealth of expertise' on show and the team's 'strength at all levels'. Industrial disease remains the set's most notable area of practice, with several solicitors referring to them as a 'go-to' for this area, and several barristers regularly acting on noise-induced hearing loss, hand-arm vibration syndrome, and mesothelioma cases, with most practitioners leaning more towards defendant-side work. Jayne Adams QC  represented the employer, and Patrick Limb QC acted for the claimant, in the first beryllium poisoning case brought before the English courts. Notable figures from the junior ranks include Andrew Lyons, who recently represented an employer in a multi-track claim where it was alleged that it was vicariously liable for the consequences of a prank played by one employee on another, and industrial disease specialist Richard Gregory whose recent work has included several complex noise-induced hearing loss cases.

Kings Chambers

Kings Chambers is 'an excellent set for personal injury work' which is 'increasing its profile in the region' and competing with the more established Birmingham sets. Satinder Hunjan QC is one of the strongest names within the team, focusing primarily on claimant catastrophic injury matters, including brain and spinal damage, amputation, with some work coming from claimants lacking mental capacity. The set is also home to highly specialist practitioners such as Fiona Ashworth, who is highly recommended for her work on chronic pain cases, with recent cases having issues of contested surveillance evidence.