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  1. Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks
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7 Harrington Street’s personal injury/clinical negligence group has four distinct specialisms, covering employers’ liability, industrial disease, clinical negligence and catastrophic injury matters.

9 St John Street has β€˜strength in depth’ across its personal injury practice, which handles catastrophic injuries, road traffic accidents and industrial disease matters. Negligent surgery and medical misdiagnosis are additional areas of instruction.

18 St John Street Chambers is well known for acting in serious personal injury and clinical negligence cases. For example, Mark Laprell has expertise in catastrophic injury cases resulting from road traffic accidents, and Kane Simons predominantly represents claimants in cases involving motorcycles.

Recent instructions for Atlantic Chambers have included industrial disease, medical negligence, employers’ liability and road traffic accident cases. Andrew Pickering has a niche practice in dental negligence claims, and Elizabeth Francis is well versed in gynaecological, midwifery and nursing clinical negligence matters.

Byrom Street Chambers has β€˜great strength in depth in catastrophic injury and clinical negligence’, where members handle cases involving industrial disease, fatal accidents, medical negligence and misdiagnoses, locked-in syndrome, brain and spinal cord injuries, and amputations, among other matters. The set is involved in the ongoing Mau Mau case involving allegations of torture and maltreatment of 20,000 Kenyans by the British government during the 1950’s state of emergency; Simon Myerson QC and Mary Ruck are members of a team acting for the claimants.

Members of the personal injury and clinical negligence group at Cobden House Chambers represent claimants and defendants in catastrophic injury, fatal accident and birth-related injury (including cerebral palsy) cases, among other matters. Abigail Holt joined from Lincoln House Chambers in May 2017.

Deans Court Chambers is β€˜excellent for personal injury’ cases and has a solid clinical negligence practice to boot. Areas of expertise include birth injuries, road traffic accidents, failure to diagnose/treat brain and spinal cord injuries, and catastrophic injury claims. Members also handle claims involving allegations of dishonesty.

Exchange Chambers has β€˜excellent counsel at all levels’, who predominantly act for claimants across a range of personal injury and clinical negligence matters involving catastrophic injuries, industrial disease, and severe brain and spinal injuries. Other areas of expertise include military and amputee claims. Dr Kevin Naylor formerly practised as a doctor before coming to the Bar and has particular expertise in clinical negligence matters. Louis Browne QC took silk in 2017.

Peter Hodson is a key contact at Garden Court North Chambers for claimant work in occupational injury and disease cases. Hodson also handles claims arising from asbestos exposure.

The personal injury team at Kenworthy’s Chambers represent claimants and defendants in catastrophic injury cases.

Kings Chambers has β€˜strength in depth’ in its personal injury and clinical negligence team, and the practice is well known for handling catastrophic brain and spinal injury cases, as well as industrial disease claims, with experience in mesothelioma matters.

Lincoln House Chambers houses Ivan Bowley, whose practice focuses on industrial disease claims. In May 2017, Abigail Holt left for Cobden House Chambers.

At Oriel Chambers, practice group leader Yaqub Rahman acts mainly for defendants in clinical negligence cases, while Peter Cowan is well known for his practice in industrial disease claims. Fraudulent road traffic accident matters are a key area of expertise for William Kerr Rankin.

St John’s Buildings has β€˜very experienced and knowledgeable’ barristers in the personal injury and clinical negligence space, where members’ experience includes fatal accident cases (including road traffic accidents), serious head and spinal injury matters and industrial disease claims. Clinical negligence expertise includes medical misdiagnosis and birth injury matters. Former dental surgeon Andrew Bridgman brings expertise in dental negligence to the set.

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