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Leading Silks

Jayne Adams KCRopewalk ChambersJayne’s technical knowledge, unflappable nature, general professionalism and personality make her a good KC to instruct.’
Paul Bleasdale KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul is a powerhouse on the circuit. He forcefully and persuasively puts cases forward, usually achieving results way beyond expectation. In his advocacy, he develops relationships with the judiciary, which have them eating out of the palm of his hand. He is formidable in cross-examination.’ 
Chris Bright KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Chris is thorough in his case preparation and attention to detail. His particular strengths are his management of complex expert evidence and his calm and reassuring manner with clients.’ 
John Coughlan KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers 'John is extremely thorough and manages all aspects of the claim with great insight. His intellect is apparent and reassuring. He is very much a steady hand and great to have on board when complications arise.'
Satinder Hunjan KCKings Chambers ‘Satinder is a powerhouse. He can drill down into a case to identify all key issues with the best tactical and strategic mind. He will look at issues from all sides and always find the best, often novel, way to present a case to achieve the best client-centred outcome.’
Jonathan Jones KC – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jonathan is a leading silk in the personal injury sphere. His advocacy is especially impressive. He is always a safe pair of hands on a case. He is tenacious in securing the best possible evidence.’  
Patrick Limb KCRopewalk Chambers ‘Patrick is technically brilliant, always well prepared and a very effective advocate. His drafting is excellent and he has an easy-going manner in conference which puts clients and witnesses at ease whilst demonstrating his grasp of issues and offering sound strategic and commercial advice.’  
David Tyack KC –No5 Barristers' Chambers 'David is extremely conscientious and thorough in his examination of the evidence and is good at managing and addressing inconsistencies in the medical input on complex issues. He has an excellent manner with clients and engages their trust and confidence.'

Leading Juniors

Matthew BrunningNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Matthew is thorough, pays attention to detail, and is fantastic with clients. He builds great rapport with clients and takes time to understand what is important to the client and is empathetic to their situation.’ 
Georgina CrawfordRopewalk Chambers ‘Georgina provides comprehensive and analytical advice. She is a go-to for Animals Act-related issues.’ 
Georgina CurshamRopewalk Chambers ‘Georgina is excellent with clients. Her attention to detail is second-to-none. She is very good on her feet with thorough preparation.’  
Philip DavyRopewalk Chambers ‘Philip is empathetic and listens to his clients. He is always obviously well-prepared and gives straightforward and realistic advice. He deals with matters collaboratively with his instructing solicitor and is responsive and always helpful, striving to get the best outcome.’ 
Malcolm DuthieNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Malcolm is a very experienced, passionate and talented advocate. He puts his all into his cases and on behalf of his clients.’ 
Paul EvansNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Paul is extremely experienced and knowledgeable. He is very capable of dealing with complex, difficult and high-value claims. He is tenacious in his approach and always goes the extra mile. His client care is second-to-none and he genuinely cares and works very hard to achieve the best possible outcome.’ 
Esther GambleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Esther is a very warm, friendly, thorough and detailed barrister. She gives great advice on how to maximise the value of a claim and has a great focus on getting to the issues and pulling out the information that is needed from experts and clients in a clear and detailed way, leaving no stone unturned.’
Kam JaspalRopewalk Chambers ‘Kam’s negotiation skills are a masterclass. His drafting is superb and he is good in building rapport with clients and instructing solicitors.’ 
Richard MoatNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Richard is a strong advocate with excellent cross-examination skills, analytical, and able to see quickly to the heart of the matter.’ 
Robert SmallwoodNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Robert has attention to detail, a first-class trial advocate with a great manner with clients. He is very strong in conferences with witnesses and experts. He gives robust and pragmatic commercial advice.'
Nick Xydias – No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Nick is very patient, understanding and sympathetic to an individual's needs at a very stressful time. He is firm and helps a client to have realistic expectations in a professional manner.’ 
Jason CoxRopewalk Chambers ‘Jason provides a sound legal opinion. He has a good ability to communicate with professional clients.’  
Andrew EvansSt Philips Chambers ‘Andrew is an excellent barrister with vast experience in personal injury and clinical negligence. He is highly professional, empathetic, diligent and knowledgeable, inspiring confidence in clients. He is highly organised and thorough and works cases collaboratively and to a very high standard.’ 
Steven FisherNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Steven has an excellent ability to identify the core issues in a claim. He works with the client collaboratively to get the best result for them. His advocacy is strong and uncomplicated, and his document drafting is excellent.’  
Jamie GambleNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Jamie is very practical and tenacious. A silk in waiting.’ 
Richard GregoryRopewalk Chambers ‘Richard is an efficient barrister in terms of drafting and advising.’
Karl HirstNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Karl is a leader in the personal injury sphere in the region and beyond. He shows an absolute commitment to achieving justice and securing the future of injured claimants. He has the client at the heart of everything he does.’ 
Myles JacksonRopewalk Chambers 'Myles is very thorough in his preparation. He has a great eye for detail and is very hard-working. He is great with clients and witnesses, putting them at ease and quickly establishing a rapport with them.'
Timothy JacquesCornwall Street Barristers ‘Timothy has a very easy charm with clients and judges alike. He has a very calm and measured approach and adapts quickly when cases occasionally take a dramatic turn.’ 
Edward JamesRopewalk Chambers ‘Edward is a formidable advocate and wonderful with clients. His attention to detail and trial preparation is superb, and he is not afraid of a challenging case.’ 
Christopher LoweRopewalk Chambers ‘Christopher has a very thorough, detailed, and forensic approach with a very down-to-earth manner. He immediately puts witnesses at ease.’ 
Andrew McNamaraRopewalk Chambers 'Andrew is extremely good at dealing with witnesses and identifying key issues early on in a claim. He is adept at building a good rapport with those unfamiliar with the litigation process.'
Damian PowellRopewalk Chambers ‘Damian is down-to-earth and is liked by clients as he takes time to explain and puts clients at ease. He is pragmatic in his approach, but robust when facing a challenge.’ 
Rochelle RongRopewalk Chambers ‘Rochelle is extremely thorough and meticulous with her advice. She is also extremely patient and considerate with clients in the conference.’ 
Philip Turton – Ropewalk Chambers ‘Philip is enormously experienced. He is calm and unflappable. He is thorough in his preparation and provides pragmatic and effective advice.’
Rachel YoungRopewalk Chambers 'Rachel is always well-prepared, calm and adept at dealing with difficult cases. She is wonderful with clients.'
Sofia AshrafSt Philips Chambers ‘Sofia is an extremely bright, technically brilliant barrister who has outstanding drafting skills. She is very approachable and down-to-earth and will always give 100% when instructed on a case.’ 
Colin BaranSt Philips Chambers ‘Colin is fantastic with clients, calm, reassuring and always on top of his brief. He has a great eye for detail and is very good at knowing the settlement point of the case at the outset.’ 
Lucy Coulson - No5 Barristers' Chambers 'Lucy is extremely thorough, calm, supportive and methodical in her approach. She is prompt on paper and easy to contact.'
Philip GodfreyRopewalk Chambers ‘Philip is an excellent advocate. His analysis of evidence is insightful and detailed. His pleadings are well-drafted. He is friendly and approachable.’ 
Thomas Herbert – Ropewalk Chambers ‘Thomas is very knowledgeable across a wide spectrum of disease types. He provides clear and logical advice.’ 
Sarah Hopkinson Ropewalk Chambers ‘Sarah is an excellent barrister. Her advocacy in court is excellent, as are her communication skills when interviewing witnesses.’ 
Kate Longson Ropewalk Chambers ‘Kate is extremely astute, concise and efficient, with excellent judgement on complex issues. She is reliable and consistent as a professional, with an approachable manner with both solicitor and client.’ 
Gareth McAloon Ropewalk Chambers  ‘Gareth is very astute, responsive and commercially aware. He is excellent at conferences with experts.’ 
Alexandra Pountney Ropewalk Chambers ‘Alexandra has an ability to put families at ease and guide them through what is a very difficult time with empathy, compassion and sound legal advice is very good. ’ 
Shilpa ShahRopewalk Chambers ‘Shilpa has fantastic attention to detail and is a formidable advocate.’ 
Nicholas Truelove  – Kings Chambers ‘Nicholas is always very well-prepared and is extremely approachable. He is down to earth and puts clients at ease.’
Cassandra WilliamsRopewalk Chambers ‘Cassandra is very thorough in her analysis and advice. She is approachable and empathetic and explains her advice to clients in easy-to-understand terms.’

Rising Stars

Lorna BadhamSt Philips Chambers ‘Lorna is adept at running difficult cases and doing so with compassion. She can present a difficult argument to the court and is commercially and tactically intelligent, and can be trusted to present complex advice to clients in simpler terms.’ 
Rebecca Livesey No5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Rebecca is very thorough and highly intelligent. She has excellent client care and empathy.’ 

Personal injury in Regional Bar

No5 Barristers' Chambers

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is a ‘very strong set with excellent barristers at all levels of experience’ that offers representation across the full spectrum of personal injury cases. The practice is jointly led by Henry Pitchers KC and Jonathan Jones KC, who is 'a fantastic advocate with a tenacious approach’Chris Bright KC is renowned for his ‘excellent advocacy’ and is active in cases involving complex causation and quantum issues. The ‘amazing advocate’ Malcolm Duthie recently secured a high-value settlement in a case involving traumatic brain injuries suffered by a taxi driver. Paul Evans has particular expertise in handling claims concerning amputations and prosthetic use.


‘The clerks are very responsive, friendly and professional. All Peter Mottram, William Theaker and Tracey Witherford have been exemplary in finding solutions to problems and responding to calls and emails quickly.’

‘William Theaker and Peter Mottram are excellent. They always provide a swift response and a solution when needed.’

‘The chambers is reliable and offers a high-level experience and knowledge. It is committed to providing an excellent level of service.’

‘No5 Barristers’ Chambers is a go-to set for personal injury and clinical negligence in the Midlands. The depth of counsel is exceptional, and they are led by the very best.’


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Ropewalk Chambers

Ropewalk Chambers is an ‘excellent set with great strength in depth’ that assists with all kinds of personal injury claims, including catastrophic injuries and group actions. The ‘brilliant tactician’ Patrick Limb KC regularly appears before all levels of the court system and is currently representing the defendant in a tinnitus and hyperacusis claim brought by an airline pilot in the High Court. Georgina Crawford is ‘exceptionally good with clients’ and specialises in advising on cases involving injuries inflicted by animals.


‘Tony Hill is a legend of the clerking world. A truly fantastic guy for whom nothing is too much trouble. Alan Odiam is also excellent and very responsive.’

‘Tony Hill and Alan Odiam are always personable and engaging, prompt in responding to communications and willing to go that extra step with arrangements. They appreciate the cut and thrust of litigation and are patient with instructions and last-minute bookings, which are sometimes unavoidable.’

‘Ropewalk is a strong PI set with a depth of knowledge and experience in PI work generally. The availability for hearings and conferences is excellent, and they also provide good quality in-house training for solicitor clients and great online blogs.’

‘Ropewalk is a great set of chambers offering true strength in depth and national coverage. It also offers a regular training programme and is of very high quality.’

‘An excellent set generally with great strength in depth and very promising juniors.’

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St Philips Chambers

St Philips Chambers garners praise as ‘an excellent set to work with that always provides exceptional service’ on personal injury-related issues. Sofia Ashraf is a ‘very sound’ advocate who specialises in claims brought by minors or protected parties. Lorna Badham has ‘an excellent eye for detail’ and has significant expertise in cross-border matters. Andrew Evans recently represented the claimants in a case arising after a person suffered serious orthopaedic and psychiatric injuries after being hit on the side of the road by a trailer.


‘Janita Patel and Manpreet Kaur are some of the most diligent and effective clerks. They are a credit to their chambers and excellent at retaining and growing instructions.’

‘Manpreet Kaur is always accommodating.’

‘St Philips Chambers is a great chambers with a decent selection of barristers.’

‘An excellent set to work with, from the brilliant staff at reception to the clerks and barristers.’

‘St Philips Chambers is a great set with good strength in depth in personal injury.’

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