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  1. Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks
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Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks

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    • Andrew Lewis QC - Park Square Barristers β€˜An outstanding silk for personal injury and clinical negligence matters.’
    • David Wilby QC - Parklane Plowden β€˜Highly recommended for the full spectrum of personal injury and clinical negligence matters.’

Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

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Recent cases for Dere Street Barristers’ team includes public liability, catastrophic injuries and employers’ liability claims. Other areas of expertise include industrial disease and motor fraud matters.

Exchange Chambers is home to Paul Kirtley and Pankaj Madan. Kirtley has expertise in catastrophic injury cases resulting from medical clinical negligence and road traffic accidents, while Madan is very well known for specialising in brain injury matters.

Simon Mallett at KBW is well known for his personal injury practice, acting for claimants in industrial disease work, particularly mesothelioma and deafness cases.

Kings Chambers is home to Michael Ditchfield and Sarah Pritchard; Ditchfield is a key name for industrial disease cases, notably asbestos matters, while Pritchard is recommended for her clinical negligence practice, representing defendants in cases involving birth injuries and medical negligence.

Insurance fraud claims are a core strength of Park Square Barristers’ practice, with members also adept at handling a broad range of personal injury matters, notably industrial disease claims. Andrew Lewis QC is very well known for his expertise in catastrophic brain and spinal cord injury cases.

Parklane Plowden houses β€˜a strong set of personal injury counsel’ and is also traditionally strong in the field of clinical negligence. The team’s expertise spans industrial disease claims, catastrophic injuries, employers’ liability and claims suspected to be fraudulent. David Wilby QC is well known for his practice in cerebral palsy claims.

The personal injury team at St Paul's Chambers has solid experience in medical negligence, industrial disease and catastrophic injury cases, to name a few. Sophie Mitchell is acting for claimants in the ongoing Mau Mau case involving allegations of torture and maltreatment of 20,000 Kenyans by the British government during the 1950s State of Emergency.

Zenith Chambers’ β€˜very knowledgeable’ personal injury team reports a significant uptick in instructions from both claimants and defendants across a range of matters, including industrial disease, employers’ liability, serious/fatal accidents and catastrophic injuries.

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