Considered as a leading set in the West Midlands, No5 Barristers Chambers’ offers one of the largest personal injury teams in the circuit. The personal injury group has individuals appropriate for a range of claims, and the team is regularly instructed in spinal, brain, physiological and fatal injury cases, as well as ones concerning amputation and chronic pain conditions. David Tyack QC and John Coughlan QC were 2021 Silk appointments. Praised for its depth in the junior end, chambers is also home to Jamie Gamble and Esther Gamble, both praised for their work in legally complex and intricate cases with recent work including cases in the wake of severe road traffic accidents and catastrophic spinal injuries respectively.
Personal injury in Regional Bar
‘No5 has a strong reputation, both locally and nationally, they are a friendly and approachable set with many counsel highly skilled in serious injury cases.’
‘They are a leading set of Chambers with a both excellent leading and junior counsel with a wealth of experience in personal injury.’
‘Chambers always provide a high excellent service.’
‘The Clerks are superb, often going above and beyond to help with queries.’
‘The service is excellent and I have always found the clerks friendly and approachable but professional.’
‘The clerking team are always very helpful. They provide a proactive service and always try to support with the right counsel for the case.’
Nottingham-headquartered Ropewalk Chambers' personal injury offering is considered an ‘excellent service together with outstanding barristers’. Chambers has particular specialism related to the areas of industrial disease, as well a team able to advise and represent individuals and insurers in a full range of personal injury cases. The set is home to Jayne Adams QC and Richard Gregory , who are known for their industrial disease claims expertise; in this space Patrick Limb QC currently represents a number of airlines in claims brought by employees who allege a condition named aerotoxic syndrome. Damian Powell acted for six defendants in a case where the court is to determine whether welding plume inhalation can cause COPD.
‘Excellent service, willing & value for clients.’
‘Ropewalk Chambers are very strong in the field of Defendant Occupational Disease claims and I would regard them as one of the premier sets nationally in this field.’
‘Excellent strength in depth offering broad range of expertise for all levels PI of work.’
‘The clerks are always friendly, professional and courteous. Nothing is ever a problem for them and they will always work to help you.’
‘The clerks all provide a first-rate service and go the extra mile to accommodate the client, but in particular, senior clerks, Alan Odiam and Tony Hill.’
‘Ropewalk Chambers have always provided an efficient and professional service in my experience.’
St Philips Chambers’ covers both claimant and defendant personal injury work in both physical and psychiatric injuries, with a number of instructions concerning particularly vulnerable individuals. Sofia Ashraf was recently instructed by a local authority in a case concerning an injury to child during a school break time. Lorna Badham is instructed almost exclusively for claimants in multi-track international accident and illness work, while Andrew Evans is also a name of note, specialising in injury claims from the hospitality and leisure industry.
‘Good quality set. Wide range of counsel.’
‘The clerks are very responsive and helpful.’