St John's Chambers houses 'a comprehensive set of barristers in its personal injury team', which is praised by clients for its 'strength in depth'. Christopher Sharp QC stands out as being 'very experienced in complex, high-value personal injury matters'. Andrew McLaughlin is a 'hugely impressive trial advocate', and successfully acted for the defendant in Walkden v Drayton Manor Park, involving a £1.6m claim being brought against the park by a former managing director which was dismissed on the grounds of the claimant's fundamental dishonesty. In another matter, Matthew White successfully represented a woman who fell over a tree root before the Court of Appeal in the high-profile case of Barlow v Wigan MBC; issues in the case included if the pavement was covered by the Highways Act 1980. In August 2021 Emma Zeb moved to Gatehouse Chambers.
Personal injury in Regional Bar
‘A good range of talented barristers‘.
‘A solid set‘.
‘Adam Marston is super. He is helpful, on the ball, reliable, knowledgeable and gets the job done‘.
‘Adam Marston and Hugh Maguire are both extremely responsive and very easy to deal with‘.
‘Annette Bushell, Hugh Maguire and Adam Marston are superb – they provide an efficient and friendly can-do service‘.
‘Hugh Maguire is very helpful and personable – a real asset‘.
Guildhall Chambers' 'excellent' personal injury team provides 'high quality advice and representation'. The 'very thorough' Martin Lanchester is 'very good on his feet', and is instructed by both claimants and defendants in cases involving life-changing injuries. 'A high-class performer in court', Gabriel Farmer's senior-junior caseload predominantly comprises catastrophic injury cases, however he is also sought after for advice on occupier and public liability claims. Anthony Reddiford ('very hardworking with an excellent intellect') has established expertise in high-value catastrophic injury cases, and has a specialist asbestos claims practice.
‘An impressive and well-regarded set‘.
‘The personal injury group has excellent strength in depth‘.
‘Guildhall Chambers has a comprehensive range of barristers who deal with all types of personal injury litigation‘.
‘The set as a whole is stunningly bright‘.
‘The clerks are helpful and quick to respond‘.
‘The clerks are excellent – reliable and always accommodating‘.
‘Olive Kavanagh provides a first class service‘.
‘Olive Kavanagh is extremely efficient‘.
Old Square Chambers is described as 'an excellent set with strength in depth', with 'a wide choice of specialised personal injury barristers'. The team is strong in both claimant and defendant work, with recent instructions including high-value catastrophic injury cases, fatal accident claims and employers' liability matters. Kara Loraine is well versed in handling complex multi-track claims in the County Court and High Court, while Toby Kempster is regularly instructed in claimant-based employer's liability cases, often involving disease claims and work-related accidents. Charlie Woodhouse stands out for his 'considerable knowledge and experience in the personal injury field'.
‘An excellent set for personal injury work. Counsel always make themselves available‘.
‘A high quality chambers with a number of “go-to” counsel for personal injury claims‘.
‘The set is supportive, dependable, and offers strength in depth‘.
‘Senior clerk William Meade runs a tight ship‘.
‘The clerks’ service is excellent. Olivia Moliterno in particular is a joy to work with and always willing to help‘.
‘The clerks provide a first class service. They are very responsive and nothing is too much trouble‘.
‘William Meade is an excellent senior clerk who understands the concept of excellent client service. He will always go the extra mile‘.
‘Joe Kallas is consistently excellent‘.
The personal injury team at 3PB acts for claimant and defendant clients across a wide range of personal injury litigation. Mark Lomas' ‘skills are on a par with QCs‘, with a solid track record in handling both fatal accident claims and catastrophic injury claims, specifically cases involving traumatic brain and spinal injuries. The ‘meticulous‘ and ‘well-organised‘ Luke Ashby has particular expertise in counter-fraud matters, including cases of fundamental dishonesty. Michelle Marnham is regularly instructed in cases involving employers’ liability, highway claims and road traffic accident claims. Richard Wheeler deals with industrial injuries and military injury claims. Duncan McNair is another key name to note at the set.
‘A strong personal injury set‘.
‘A very helpful and supportive set‘.
‘The clerks all have a great knowledge of their barristers (and their respective strengths) and are incredibly valuable when placing a niche or complex case. The clerks also have a great knowledge and experience of the needs of an instructing solicitor, allowing them to be that perfect link and ensure that instructions are always dealt with in a user friendly manner‘.
‘The set is well managed by the clerks, particularly David Snook and Edward Holdstock, who are professional, always accessible, and respond extremely punctually when called upon‘.
‘David Snook and Edward Holdstock consistently demonstrate unparalleled levels of organization, client care and broad industry knowledge‘.
‘Edward Holdstock is exceptional‘.