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Leading Silks

Bill Braithwaite QCExchange Chambers  ‘Bill is a fearless litigator who leaves no detail unconsidered. At the heart of it all is his obvious desire to achieve the best outcomes for people who have suffered catastrophic injuries.
David Heaton QC - Byrom Street ChambersExtremely knowledgeable in this field, he is adept at getting to the root of the issue and making appropriate legal argument. Approachable and works collaboratively with solicitors and equally inspires confidence in clients. His collaborative style of working extends to settlement meetings and produces excellent results.
Simon Kilvington QC - Byrom Street ChambersSimon has the ability to tackle multi-faceted and complex cases and carve a way through with sound judgement and clear, considered advice. Always immaculately prepared, Simon is a pleasure to work with, fostering a collaborative team approach whilst at the same time leading from the front.
David Knifton QCExchange Chambers ‘David is highly impressive and effective with clients and experts alike. All good silks can refine cases down to a few key issues, but David goes further providing a certain clarity to difficult issues. He is forensic in his approach and delivers his advice in a clear, effective manner leaving nothing to be misunderstood. Excellent with lay clients and experts. A problem solver and a thinker.
Andrew Lewis QC - Byrom Street ChambersHighly respected by opponents and judges alike, never flustered and always talks straight. Andrew's attention to detail is first class.
Gerard Martin QCExchange Chambers 'Gerard is a vastly experienced barrister who has been dealing with these cases for many years. He brings a calmness and clarity to the complexity of case preparation. He also has a very clear and efficient way of explaining complex cases so that clients, experts and judges are able to easily understand.'
Christopher Melton QC - Byrom Street ChambersChris always knows what to do. There is nothing about serious injury he doesn't know. He is charm personified; a fantastic advocate and clients of all walks of life love him.
Michael Rawlinson QC - Kings ChambersMike is an intellectual heavyweight with an encyclopaedic brain. Though he is pre-eminent in occupational disease and MoD work, Mike is competent in all areas of PI. He is an extremely able advocate who is adept at handling curveballs which invariably are thrown in the heat of litigation. Mike is always prepared to fight the good fight and to take on difficult cases. He is amongst the best silks around yet retains that human edge that some lack and is therefore able to put clients at their ease.
William Waldron QCExchange Chambers 'A calm and reassuring presence in even the most challenging of cases.'
Darryl Allen QC - Byrom Street ChambersDarryl is excellent: sharp and experienced.
Louis Browne QCExchange Chambers 'When Louis speaks in court you want to listen. He has a quietly understated style of advocacy. His cross examination of witnesses is courteous, sensitive and very effective. His legal arguments are focused and presented very persuasively.'
Peter Burns QC - Byrom Street ChambersGreat attention to details. Sound judgment. Commercial awareness. Approachable and client focused.
Winston Hunter QC - Byrom Street ChambersWinston is exceptionally intelligent, well-organised and meticulous in his preparation. I have never worked with anyone who can recall so many relevant precedents at the drop of a hat. He is very approachable and clients like him.
Gerard McDermott QC - Kings ChambersGerard is a fierce negotiator who is happy to walk away from the negotiations without a deal if that is not in the best interests of his client.
James Rowley QC - Byrom Street ChambersPowerful intellect and encyclopaedic knowledge of case law. Combines sharpness and ability to get to get grips with the details and a commitment to achieve early resolution. Always most thorough ad incisive in his analysis of the issues.

2022 Silks

Christopher Barnes QCExchange ChambersChristopher is an outstanding operator.

Leading Juniors

Richard Borrett - Kings ChambersRichard exudes positivity whilst being realistic about the prospects in a case. He is excellent with clients, sets out issues calmly and instils confidence.
David Boyle - Deans Court ChambersDavid is a straight forward barrister, he prepares well and understands the case, the issues and more importantly the client. He provides comprehensive advice at a level that the client can understand and where there are difficulties in a case will find an approach to solve the issue. He is easily contactable and approachable and is prepared to go the extra mile to assist in a case or resolve an issue. Apart from the strengths listed above I would also like to add that I instruct David for his extremely skilled drafting.
Laura GoodingExchange ChambersLaura is extremely approachable and able to provide advice which is easily digestible and clear. She has a good awareness of commerciality of claims when advising.
Jonathan Grace - Deans Court ChambersJonathan Grace is a supremely impressive advocate. Jonathan manages to be meticulously prepared even on cases where there is a short timescale. Jonathan's turnaround of papers despite complex issues is second to none. Jonathan has an ability to cut through complicated areas of law, getting to the crux of the issue with ease. Excellent in conference and puts clients at ease, pragmatic, sound and commercial advice. My first choice in the North West.
Chris GutteridgeExchange ChambersAn excellent communicator and fantastic technician, with a lovely rapport with the most seriously injured clients.
Mike Lemmy - 9 St John StreetMike is approachable and very at ease in conference and to the point in court.
Pankaj MadanExchange ChambersPankaj has a really good analytical mind. He has good insight into the way judges tend to view cases. He is always thorough in his preparation and is very careful in how he uses experts. A great junior.
Stephen Maguire - Kings ChambersTactically astute and lay clients are always delighted to have in their corner. His knowledge of paediatric brain injury claims in particular is second to none. A very safe pair of hands with any catastrophic injury claim. Solicitors are always more than happy to have him on their side against any silk.
Richard Norton - St John's BuildingsRichard is highly experienced and is able to put clients at ease, including vulnerable and distressed clients. Clear and methodical, Richard is able to get to the heart of a case and advice is forensic and incisive.
Matthew Snarr - 9 St John StreetMatthew is highly forensic in his analysis of evidence and is an exceptional strategist. Personable and collaborative, he has assisted in bring numerous complex CAT PI cases to a sensible settlement.
Elahe Youshani - 18 St John Street ChambersApproachable and pragmatic, diligent in pursuing her case without pressing hopeless points.
Michael Armstrong - Atlantic ChambersMichael's strengths are that he is thorough and very good with clients. He is able to communicate with all types of clients and is friendly. He is tenacious and is excellent at advocating. Michael is very helpful on cases and assists beyond and above that is required in order to achieve a successful outcome.
Fiona Ashworth - Kings ChambersFiona's standout strength in relation to chronic pain work is unrivalled knowledge of the area, from both a legal and medical understanding demonstrated. In relation to catastrophic injury I have found her tactics and negotiating strategies to deliver excellent results on each occasion. Her ability to discuss complex causation issues with clients who are often emotional is also a huge benefit.
Darrel Crilley - Byrom Street ChambersDarrel is very experienced in dealing with fatal claims. His knowledge of this area of law is second to none.
Nicholas Fewtrell - Deans Court ChambersHe is excellent at fighting every reasonable point that can be taken on behalf of his clients and very successful in doing so.
Tim Grover - 7 Harrington StreetHe has an absolutely brilliant client manner. Technically excellent and very approachable. He knows exactly how to approach a case and will work hard to get the right result. Happy to be against a QC and does not look out of his depth when he does so.
James Hogg - Deans Court ChambersJames has a real eye for detail and approaches each case with great vigour. He always impresses with his grasp and knowledge of each matter I have instructed him on, but in addition to being a detail person, James also knows how to cut through a case to get to the core issues giving advice that is both technical and practical.
James Hurd - 9 St John StreetAttention to detail is second to none and always responds to any queries in a highly efficient manner. Grasps the issues of a case very quickly and advises accordingly. Intelligent, professional and reliable whilst being down to earth and approachable. Really good people skills. These qualities make him an excellent advocate.
Charlotte Law - Kings ChambersCharlotte is phenomenally bright and an expert in military claims.
Julie-Anne Luck - 9 St John StreetEasy to engage with; communicates well; thorough and good attention to detail; great on paperwork as well as advocacy.
Anthony MazzagCobden House ChambersAnthony is a very good senior junior adept at catastrophic injury cases. Very laid back, with an insightful and pragmatic approach.
Simon Mccann - Deans Court ChambersAn excellent strategist who is accessible and approachable. Always brings a detailed analysis of the evidence allowing a credible strategy on CAT fraud cases from the outset.
Brian McCluggage - 9 St John StreetAdopts a very forensic approach. Incredibly thorough and knowledgeable. Advice is very measured and balanced, precisely what the client requires. You know you're on the right track.
Kane Simons - 18 St John Street ChambersHe is thorough, meticulous and personable. He has a good relationship with lay clients.
Matthew StockwellExchange ChambersGreat attention to detail and organisational skills. Genuine empathy with clients. Not afraid to take on complex cases.
Zoë Thompson - 9 St John StreetZoe is absolutely clinical in her analysis and assessment of the evidence and thorough in her questioning of experts and witnesses. Nothing gets by Zoe without scrutiny and examination and she will always give you her assessment in simple and honest terms.
Philip De Berry - 9 St John StreetPhilip's approach is meticulous, very well-organised, and efficient. He has achieved large stettlements in difficult cases and is a pleasure to work with.
Alice Dobbie  - Exchange Chambers  'Alice is not afraid to pull apart any concern within a pleaded claim, and her-cross examination is simple and to the point and she is quick to get her message clearly across to the judge.'
John Gray - Oriel Chambers 'He has a persuasive, charismatic style in the courtroom. Judges respect him.'
Catherine Knowles - Exchange ChambersCatherine is thorough, has great attention to detail and is a particularly good advocate. Not only is she a fantastic barrister she is very approachable. Catherine deals with high value military claims and is able to provide clear and concise advices, deals with quantum matters effectively and produces good results.
Fraser Lindsay - 7 Harrington StreetFraser is approachable, very efficient and firm in providing both the initial prospects opinion and advice, and then as the claim proceeds.
Helen Mulholland - Kings ChambersIntelligent, good with clients and experts, approachable yet professional, tenacious advocate.
Daniel Paul - Deans Court ChambersDaniel Paul of Deans Court Chambers is excellent. He has an attention to detail and his manner with lay clients is second to none. His skill at inquest and fatal accident claim work is highly regarded by many who have confidence in his advice.
Sufiyan RanaSt John’s BuildingsMeticulous and attentive to detail. Willing to go above and beyond and makes you feel confident that you have a high-quality barrister on your side.
David Sandiford - Exchange ChambersDavid is cool, calm and collected. He is very approachable and always willing to help. David has undertaken a number of Joint Settlement Meetings for high value military claims, has produced sound advices and produced good results. David is a good advocate.
Sara SutherlandExchange ChambersSara is very knowledgeable and confident in her approach in dealing with tricky cases. She puts her skills from Coronial Court to great use in dealing with her clients and the families of her clients.
Andrew Ward - Exchange ChambersAndrew is extremely well-versed and knowledgeable in all aspects of military claims. Andrew has an unrivalled knowledge on non-freezing cold injury claims, and has an excellent rapport and relationship with client's. Their Advices are clear and consistent. They are very good on their feet, particularly in tricky JSM scenarios and in Court. Quick thinking, but with a practical aspect to benefit the client. I would not hesitate to instruct Andrew on any complex injury or military claim.
Tim Wilkinson - 7 Harrington StreetExtremely capable, thorough and with a keen eye for detail. Always makes clients feel at ease . A safe pair of hands who is unflappable in the court room.

Personal injury in Regional Bar

Byrom Street Chambers

Byrom Street Chambers is a 'very impressive set' with a 'large number of silks' and 'talented members'.  Christopher Melton QC specialises in cases involving catastrophic and serious injury, disease and death. Simon Kilvington QC is 'always immaculately prepared' and has a strong background in catastrophic brain and spinal injury case work, as does Rhiannon Jones QC. Peter Burns QC  is also noted and represented the defendants in Beveridge v Homan & Evans Transport, a case that involved the claimant lorry driver suffering a devastating brain injury when he fell from back of a truck. Other key names to note include  head of chambers Winston Hunter QC and Darrel Crilley, a senior junior with a broad personal injury practice.

Testimonials

Set

‘Silk-led chambers and most considered to be at the head of their fields.’

‘Top set and clear leaders within PI and clinical negligence on the circuit.’

‘Byrom Street are an exceptional set. They have real strength and depth in my area of work. I’ve never been let down by them and, even if they can’t offer me the person I’m seeking to instruct, they can always offer a high calibre alternative. Their training seminars are second to none and the materials are often a very useful reference point going forwards.’

‘Excellent set of Chambers, leading the way in Manchester with the very best of the best. There is no need to look to London Counsel as we have the elite on our doorstep.’

‘Byrom Street Chambers has the elite of the personal injury Bar. It is equal to any London set which makes practising in Manchester a dream.’

‘Byrom Street Chambers have been at the forefront of severe injury personal injury work for many years. They continue to maintain high standards.’

‘I think that they are the most talented catastrophic injury silk team in the country bar none. They have great strength in depth. No other set of chambers can boast the experience and expertise of these silks at these chambers.’

Clerking

‘Excellent service. Quick to respond and highly organised.’

‘Approachable and competent. Steve Price maintains good and close contacts with listing officers.’

‘Steve Price is senior clerk. He manages the team extremely well but with a pleasing approach that gets the best from them.’

‘The clerks at Byrom Street are wonderful. Friendly, efficient, always willing to go the extra mile. Two that stand out are Steve Price and Matt Tudor. When Steve says ‘leave it with me’, no matter what ‘it’ maybe you can have every confidence that ‘it’ will be done/happen. Matt Tudor has come to my rescue on numerous times, particularly during lockdown as regards conferences, hearing prep and bundles. Highly recommend both Steve and Matt.’

Exchange Chambers

Exchange Chambers offer a ‘wealth of experience‘ and a ‘full range of the best technical specialists‘ for personal injury work. Bill Braithwaite QC is a ‘star‘ and has a claimant-only practice focussing on claims involving catastrophic brain and spine injury. Gerard Martin QC and Louis Browne QC are also highly experienced in handling brain and spine injury claims. Laura Gooding and Christopher Barnes QC have particular expertise in military claims that involve personal injury.  Catherine Knowles who primarily represents defendants in high-value multi-track claims.

Testimonials

Set

‘I enjoy dealing with Exchange Chambers, the clerks are the most organised and personable I have ever worked with. Moreover they take time to know my style and nature of my work and are always able to match my instructions well with a barrister. A great selection of barristers too. I have never been let down by this chambers.’

‘Very collaborative with instructing solicitors. Supportive set and always provide solutions.’

‘Exchange is an extremely impressive set of Chambers; always friendly to approach and offer a first-class service. Exchange certainly offers strength in depth and are willing to assist in all circumstances.’

‘Exchange Chambers are well known as one of the leading sets in the North West for their wealth of experience and number of counsel who can assist on all types of work. They also offer a strong training program of webinars since the move to remote working.’

‘Chambers are very reliable and consistent in terms of quality of advocates and the clerks are really very good.’

‘Exchange Chambers offer a broad depth of knowledge and expertise. There is a wide variety of Counsel, covering all aspects of PI claims. They are always willing to offer assistance to the client, including in respect of training sessions.’

‘Exchange Chambers are a wonderful set of chambers that go the extra mile to assist you.’

‘Exchange Chambers are all about their clients. They are by far leagues above other Chambers in their professionalism and how they assist and support you.’

Clerking

‘Excellent clerking. Chantal Core is an outstanding clerk.’

‘I particularly recommend the clerk, Rachel Williams, who is always friendly and efficient’

‘The clerks are always helpful and willing to assist. Very quick at responding and organising Counsels’ diaries.’

9 St John Street

9 St John Street has a broad personal injury practice, with members acting for both claimants and defendants, as well as for trade unions, insurers, public bodies and private clients. Head of chambers Christopher Kennedy QC has a defendant-focussed practice, while Matthew Snarr is a key individual to note and undertakes a wide variety of catastrophic injury work and health and safety work. Julie-Anne Luck also has an established multi-track personal injury practice dealing with a wide variety of complex cases.

Testimonials

Set

‘9 St John Street benefit from not having grown too quickly, as they retain only the best barristers across different practice areas.’

‘A great set who have a myriad of counsel with strength and depth to provide a fantastic service whether acting for claimant or defendant. There is always a member of the team available to assist with a one off issue or problem.’

‘I very much appreciate the broad spectrum of expertise from a set of talented barristers whose strength lies in their pragmatism, experience and commercial awareness; the latter being particularly appreciated by its insurer clients.’

‘The set has great strength and depth. A real go to in Manchester.’

‘Decent availability of mid-range experienced counsel, all of whom are reliable and provide good quality service.’

‘Very strong set with personable barristers who have all round ability.’

‘The set have a wide range of leading counsel whose extensive experience and quality across the personal injury sector is exceptional.’

‘9SJS has a strong line of personal injure barristers doing high value and catastrophic injury cases. Counsel are well clerked so there is good availability and training is offered in a variety of formats including online.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are the most efficient I have come across, anywhere in the country. There is nothing they cannot resolve, no matter how urgent/last minute the issue may be. Jane Slingsby in particular is a diary wizard.’

‘Joe Gibson has always been very helpful and accommodating.’

‘The clerks go above and beyond and are seen as an extension of the practice by working with the firm to meets the client’s needs. The personal injury team are always on hand and response times are second to none. Email confirmation arrives within minutes of what has been agreed.’

‘The clerking is impeccable. Tony Morrisey and Joe Gibson have a complete understanding of their clients’ requirements and ensure that these are seamlessly met.’

‘Phillip Spencer is an asset to the set and is always on hand to resolve any issues or general assistance needed in relation to bookings.’

‘Very well run from the top – with Tony Morrissey leading from the front and the very capable Joe Gibson running a very dependable team of civil clerks.’

‘Mark Hyde is very approachable.’

‘Efficient response to e-mail correspondence. Friendly and courteous. Josh Finn springs to mind as particularly helpful.’

‘The clerking team are continually fantastic, they are helpful, thorough, efficient and quick to respond to any queries you may have. Mark Hyde in particular is simply fantastic. He takes the phrase going over and above to a whole new level and will bend over backwards to provide assistance.’

Deans Court Chambers

Deans Court Chambers' personal injury team has 'some incredibly experienced and heavy weight counsel' and offer a 'wide range of expertise'. James Hogg and specialises in cases in which fraud is alleged, while David Boyle is 'technically excellent' and has a broad practice that covers allegations of fraud, industrial accidents and disease, and accidents abroad.

Testimonials

Set

‘Chambers has a number of very well respected barristers including a number of leaders in the field of personal injury litigation.’

‘They are our go-to set for all personal injury (and other) matters. Its strength is in being able to supply highly capable and experienced Barristers at all times, whilst also including a number of uniquely qualified Counsel on its books. If I need Counsel who could just do with being medically qualified as well, then Deans Court have someone for the job.’

‘Deans Court Chambers are a First Class set.’

‘Deans Court Chambers are one of the best I have come across. The service they provide from the receptionists to the clerks to the depth of barristers is second to none. Messages are always received, clerks return calls or confirm receipt of instructions and will endeavour to cover hearings with the minimum of disruption. The Chambers offer seminars on a wide range of topics and will provide seminars on topics we request. David provides lunch time bite size seminars for solicitors and tailor made seminars for law firms. All the seminars and training is well prepared, relevant and well received.’

‘Deans Court Chambers is, in my view the best set of junior counsel in the north west. They have excellent clerking, a down to earth approach and some fantastic barristers who will always be happy to have a chat about a case if needed. the fact that many of the barristers like David do both claimant and defendant work is also hugely beneficial when it comes to strategic and tactical planning. The clerks are also excellent at managing counsel’s diaries so as to ensure they can maximise availability for Counsel.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are available, straightforward and efficient. That is all an instructing solicitor wishes.’

‘The clerks, headed by Matt Gibbons, are always available and always helpful. They will bend over backwards to accommodate and are willing to go the extra mile to do what it takes to assist. You would think that the basics such as customer service (call backs, answering the phone, availability of clerks etc.) should be achieved across the board but many chambers fail to deliver. The Clerks at Deans Court not only have the basics down to a tee, but they take the service to a new and unexpected level. Happily, that is my experience in dealing with the most junior clerks right through to the most experienced.’

‘Would struggle to find more helpful clerks anywhere else. Andy Flannigan goes above and beyond to assist with each and every enquiry, nothing is to too much trouble.’

‘The clerks couldn’t be more helpful and, though I normally only deal with Andy Flannigan or Matthew Gibbons, if they are away and I speak with anyone else they are also very good. The clerks are very efficient and will go the extra mile to make sure diaries are rearranged if possible to accommodate hearings listed or urgent conferences.’

Kings Chambers

Kings Chambers has 'fantastic client care' and its members are 'very commercially minded'. The team represents many leading insurers and self-insured organisations on high value brain and spinal injury cases. Nicholas Braslavsky QC is recognised for his extensive expertise in handling child and adult brain injury cases for claimants and defendants. The set has a strong offering in relation to cases involving injured military personnel; Michael Rawlinson QC and Charlotte Law are key individuals in this area.

Testimonials

Set

‘Kings Chambers offers a good selection of Counsel who specialize in CICA claims, so there is usually a barrister who is available to accept instructions in our CICA cases.’

‘Kings Chambers is our Regional set of choice. They have a good range of juniors.’

‘Kings Chambers are fantastic and offer a real depth and breadth of expertise in catastrophic injury work. I have approached them a number of times with takeover cases which by their nature have very tight deadlines and they have always come through and added real value to the case.’

‘Kings are well known in the field and have an excellent reputation. They have a broad spectrum of expertise from the very junior to the very senior end. They are well known for their training too. I think outside of London they are my preferred set.’

‘A strong set for defendant personal injury work.’

‘Great set. One of the leading players in catastrophic injury work. Nice balance of work between Claimants and Defendants.’

Clerking

‘It is a very strong set, well led by its senior clerk Steve Loxton, a true gentleman.’

‘The service at Kings Chambers is very good, with the Clerks being helpful and easy to contact.’

‘I have worked with Steve Loxton and Paul Clarke for a number of years. Both are consummate professionals and listen. They are problem solvers and always willing and able to assist. I appreciate their diligence and support.’

‘Friendly, approachable, well-organised, prompt responses, proactive approach to business development and charitable work.’

‘The clerks are always available and willing to help with any issues or queries, no matter how small. I have worked particularly closely with Jake Brooke who is a credit to Chambers and will bend over backwards to help with anything, even if it is outside of the remit of his role.’

7 Harrington Street

7 Harrington Street's personal injury team is active across the full range of personal injury cases, including catastrophic cases, workplace incidents and industrial disease. Tim Grover heads the catastrophic injuries team. Fraser Lindsay has a broad personal injury practice with particular focus on employers’ liability, public liability and road traffic accidents. Tim Wilkinson is also noted and exclusively specialises in catastrophic brain, spinal cord injury and amputation cases. Mark Roberts is another key barrister to note and works exclusively for defendants and their insurance companies.

Testimonials

Clerking

‘Neil McHugh is excellent and really understands customer service.’

‘Neil McHugh is a fantastic clerk who really understands the needs of those who are instructing and is very approachable and commercially aware.’

Atlantic Chambers

Atlantic Chambers‘ members specialises in all aspects of personal injury work, including industrial injury and disease cases, clinical negligence work. Andrew Pickering also acts as the head of the civil practice group and is deputy head of chambers. Michael Armstrong splits his time between personal injury and clinical negligence work, and typically acts for claimants and the police. Armstrong is ‘very approachable‘ and ‘good at his job‘.

Testimonials

Set

‘I have always found the whole chambers to be extremely helpful and reliable. I have worked with Chambers for many years and have never needed to contact a different set to cover instructions. They have reached a size where they have a variety of Counsel available without becoming too large to be impersonal.’

Clerking

‘Excellent service. Always happy to assist even at short notice.’

‘The clerks are all very helpful and friendly. Lee Cadwallader is is very friendly and approachable. He reverts back with outstanding enquiries within a short space of time.’

Cobden House Chambers

Cobden House Chambers' personal injury set is 'full of talent'. The team represents claimants and defendants in a range of matters including small claims, fast track, and multi-track matters involving major multi-million-pound cases. Marc Willems QC has considerable experience of acquired brain damage claims, spinal injuries and very severe orthopaedic injuries, including amputation cases. Richard Hartley QC is another key name to mention, as is Abigail Holt who specialises in head-injury cases.

Testimonials

Set

‘Chambers are proactive and helpful in setting up conferences, availability of Counsel and provides regular training courses which in the pandemic have been beneficial.’

‘Cobden house Chambers offer excellent coverage at short notice and an excellent service to personal injury practitioners.’

‘Cobden have a range of expertise. I have found them to be efficient and helpful over the years.’

‘A good friendly set.’

Clerking

‘The Clerks in the Chambers are extremely helpful and provide support and assistance to assist Instructing Solicitors and Counsel.’

‘Steven Tobias is a friendly, down to earth and approachable clerk who builds a good rapport with clients.’

‘Great service provided by the clerks and always helpful and accommodating.’

St John's Buildings

St John's Buildings is a 'great set' with 'real strength in numbers'. Areas of expertise include fatal accidents, road traffic accidents, employers' liability and public liability. Richard Norton is a 'magnificent and experienced barrister' and has extensive experience acting in serious injury and industrial disease cases. Philip Grundy specialises in cases involving brain injury and amputees, and Michael Redfern QC is recognised for his expertise in catastrophic or brain injury cases.

Testimonials

Set

‘Great set with strong knowledge of disease personal injury litigation.’

‘Chambers have provided training to the firm and we would welcome more of that, the head clerk always keeps in touch and ensures there are always barristers available. As they are a large set of chambers they will find someone to cover where a particular barrister is not available.’

‘Large set and therefore a wide offering of counsel available to cover. Accessible chambers.’

‘St Johns Buildings Chambers are a strong set in Manchester and the North West with a good range of senior junior counsel covering personal injury work. They are accommodating to a client’s needs.’

‘We have always found this set to be easy to work with and they are very accommodating at moving matters round where possible on important cases to enable counsel to be matched to the work and client requirements.’

‘Very well organised set. Clerks are very friendly and helpful. They always find someone to cover your hearing and know the solicitors and barristers very well and even down to their preferences of barristers for different cases. Never had an invoicing issue. Transition to COVID home working has been seamless.’

Clerking

‘They provide a good service and especially Chris Shaw who will always solve any issues or problems we may have.’

‘Martin Craggs has always been incredibly helpful and accommodating. ‘

‘The clerking is efficient and friendly. Martin Craggs is particularly helpful and approachable.’