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Leading Silks

Jayne Adams QC - Ropewalk ChambersHer ability to pick up key issues quickly and being able to explain complex matters to clients in an approachable and use friendly manner. She is technically excellent on disease related issues and is a pleasure to instruct.
Paul Bleasdale QCNo5 Barristers' ChambersGreat with difficult clients. Has an excellent grasp of the strengths and weaknesses in a case. Gets to the issues very quickly. Works hard to get good results for the client.
Chris Bright QCNo5 Barristers' ChambersChris is a first-class advocate, who has a very nice way with the Judge. He is extremely familiar with catastrophic injury cases, in particular those involving amputation.
Jonathan Jones QC – No5 Barristers’ ChambersThorough, calm and authoritative but maintaining good relations with opponents that assists resolving disputes. Approachable and a first-rate mind.
Patrick Limb QC - Ropewalk ChambersPatrick is an excellent advocate and is a realistic but tenacious negotiator in settlement meetings. Has genuine empathy for the client.

2020 Silks

Henry Pitchers QCNo5 Barristers’ ChambersHenry is dependable, conscientious, a dream with the clients, and a tough negotiator. He goes the extra mile.

2021 Silks

David Tyack QCNo5 Barristers’ ChambersEfficient and pragmatic in his management of cases and an approachable and un-intimidating manner with clients. A safe pair of hands even on the most challenging of cases

Leading Juniors

Matthew BrunningNo5 Barristers' ChambersMatthew’s attention to detail is fantastic. He is able to identify subtle points that are easily overlooked and use those points to great effect. He is tactically astute and has fantastic commercial awareness which is vital to insurers.
Georgina Cursham - Ropewalk ChambersGeorgina is extremely thorough and knowledgeable. She gives great attention to detail and provides comprehensive, sensible and thorough advice. She is very approachable and personable.
Paul EvansNo5 Barristers' ChambersPaul is very strategically aware, he really knows when a case has reached its high watermark, tactically astute and makes clients feel at ease in very difficult scenarios.
Richard MoatNo5 Barristers' ChambersRichard always has excellent turnaround times for papers and is willing to provide advice even on very short notice. He has a pragmatic approach to resolving disputes, with a good understanding from both Claimant and Defendant perspectives.
Robert SmallwoodNo5 Barristers' ChambersVery in-depth analysis of any matters related to the claim – even if these were not identified in the instructions. Gets on well with clients and puts them at ease very quickly.
Nick Xydias – No5 Barristers’ ChambersAdvice is always comprehensive, legally excellent and level headed; turnaround time is exceptional. He is a first-class advocate, knowing when to push on with a line of argument and also when to bring a line of questioning to an end.
Philip Davy - Ropewalk ChambersHe is approachable and a team player and he is very knowledgeable and experienced in the field of personal injury law and particularly in cases involving abuse.
Louisa DenningNo5 Barristers' ChambersPragmatic and unflappable in their approach to interlocutory applications. Commercial approach to pleadings and a good tactical awareness of the use of a fraud pleading.
Malcolm DuthieNo5 Barristers' ChambersMalcolm is very astute. He grasps incredibly complex issues and is good at explaining these to clients. Nothing seems to faze him. He is not afraid to run tricky cases and his depth of knowledge and approachable manner make him a valued asset to any legal team.
Andrew Evans - St Philips ChambersExcellent barrister, always my first choice and a favourite of our clients too.
Steven FisherNo5 Barristers' ChambersMr Fisher is approachable and is able to explain complex matters to a lay client in a way that they are able to understand them.
Esther GambleNo5 Barristers' ChambersEsther is extremely capable in all aspects of practice. Her reputation goes before her. She is very responsive and takes a team approach, which helps to get the best results for clients.
Jamie GambleNo5 Barristers' ChambersJamie has tremendous technical knowledge and attention to detail combined with tactical expertise enabling him to quickly identify the key issues in a case and take a strategic approach.
Richard Gregory - Ropewalk ChambersRichard's knowledge of the law and practice is second to none. The advice provided is clear and strong as well a practical.
Myles Jackson - Ropewalk ChambersMyles is very on the ball, his eye for details is second to none, his client care is exceptional and his enthusiasm is contagious.
Timothy Jacques - Cornwall Street BarristersA most able advocate, efficient and speedy in response to instructions, with a wide knowledge of the relevant areas of law, and a sound problem-solving approach, with extremely good client-facing qualities.
Edward James - Ropewalk ChambersA compassionate and professional manner with clients, a thorough attention to detail to the facts of a case and the application of those facts to the law.
Kam Jaspal - Ropewalk ChambersKam is a very detailed specialist in industrial disease. Kam's drafting skills are excellent and he has great attention to detail. He is confident and enthusiastic and engenders real confidence.
Christopher Lowe - Ropewalk ChambersChristopher always makes himself available to deal with instructions and retains an interest in the claim throughout. He is extremely good with clients and his involvement on a claim is always an asset
Andrew Lyons - Ropewalk ChambersHe is a robust advocate who fights his clients’ corner hard. He is also genuine costs specialist who thus brings important crossover expertise to his personal injury work.
Andrew McNamara - Ropewalk ChambersHe is great with witnesses, really knows how to put them at ease. A great advocate - has got some great concessions from witnesses. Is able to cut through and see the key issues.
Jonathan Owen - Ropewalk ChambersJonathan has a very approachable manner. Jonathan is clear in the advice he provides and puts clients at ease in conference. A very sharp mind.
Tom Panton - Ropewalk ChambersAlways well prepared and takes the time to think cases through, providing excellent advice on strategy as well as the law.
Damian Powell - Ropewalk ChambersA forensic and detailed approach to his work, which ensures that no stone is left unturned. During cross-examination, a calm approach is adopted which teases concessions from witnesses and experts alike.
Georgina Crawford - Ropewalk ChambersGeorgina gets an excellent grasp of the issues; she establishes a good rapport quickly with clients and has the ability to think outside the box.
Philip Godfrey - Ropewalk ChambersKnowledgeable and thorough in advice and analysis. Well drafted pleadings and proficient on cross-examination.
Rochelle Rong - Ropewalk ChambersRochelle is a highly experienced and knowledgeable barrister, extremely thorough with excellent attention to detail and a very skilled advocate.
Shilpa Shah - Ropewalk ChambersFriendly and excellent manner with clients, particularly those with vulnerabilities. Forensic attention to detail.
Cassandra Williams - Ropewalk ChambersCassandra is exceptionally gifted in advocacy. She is direct, concise, quick thinking and professional, calm and clear.

Rising Stars

Lorna Badham - St Philips ChambersVery experiences and knowledgeable. Lorna is liked and trusted by clients.
Thomas Herbert - Ropewalk ChambersThomas has always given each matter his full consideration and provided accurate, concise recommendations whilst remaining approachable to both of my clients during very difficult times for them.

Personal injury in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers' Chambers

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.



‘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.’


Ropewalk Chambers

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

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.’