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Leading Silks

Christopher Sharp QC - St John's ChambersUnparalleled forensic analysis of deeply complex issues, combined with practical common sense.

Leading Juniors

Thomas Challacombe - KBG ChambersApproachable, friendly and knowledgeable and gets results. Always will make himself available if urgent advice is needed and willing to talk through difficult periods in a claim, or even provide an informal opinion on a new and challenging claim.
Toby Kempster - Old Square ChambersExcellent client care skills, ability to focus on key issues, demonstrates a highly strategic and pragmatic approach to cases.
Mark Lomas - 3PBMark is a leader in his field and excels in all aspects of personal injury law. He is the practical, extremely user friendly, bright, tactical and focussed on the job. He brings all of the qualities of a QC.
Andrew McLaughlin - St John's ChambersSuperb advocate, very good in Court. Also provides clear and concise advice which gets to the heart of a case without dwelling on peripheral issues. Very good manner with clients, relatable and engaging.
Oliver Moore - Guildhall ChambersHis strengths include his ability to get a very thorough grasp on a case before providing any advice, which means that any documents/statements of case he drafts are equally as thorough; leaves no stone(s) unturned and missing nothing.
Anthony Reddiford - Guildhall ChambersHe is very knowledgeable in his area of work, always being well prepared and providing clear and measured advice. His is approachable, a pleasure to work with and will always gain the confidence of clients.
David Rivers - Old Square ChambersHis advocacy skills are second to none; he is firm yet pragmatic and always has the client at the centre of his advice. Mr Rivers has a very warm approach with clients which engenders trust at an early stage.
John Snell - Guildhall ChambersHe is particularly strong in equine accident claims.
Richard Stead - St John's ChambersRichard is very user friendly and always provides sound, measured advice. He is an experienced and first-rate advocate.
Christopher Walker - Devereux ChambersHe’s excellent in his analysis of the evidence and knows exactly how to coordinate a team of experts to produce the strongest case. He’s very engaging and puts clients at their ease with his easy charm and obvious empathy. His advocacy is very sharp, and judges respond to his concise arguments and helpful manner.
Matthew White - St John's ChambersMatthew is exceptionally user friendly with me and my clients, always has time to answer my queries and can turn his mind to the most complicated of cases/issues with speed and enthusiasm. His knowledge of the law and his forensic approach always serves him well.
Charlie Woodhouse - Old Square ChambersHe is the complete package and one of the few PI juniors who would sail into Silk and do well. He is highly regarded by all of his peers as a courageous and charming barrister. He is one of the few senior junior who is equally adept representing claimants and defendants.
Emma Zeb - St John's ChambersEmma is always very well prepared and is a fierce advocate in Court. Her written advice is comprehensive and always provided in a timely manner.
Julian Benson - Guildhall ChambersHis preparation is very careful and his attention to the detail of the expert evidence is very close. He is quite a fighter for his corner. As an advocate he is balanced and sensible.

Gabriel Farmer - Guildhall Chambers 'He has a forensic grasp of detail and is able to convey complex factual and technical issues in a succinct and coherent fashion. Clients frequently praise his astute legal advice which is keenly balanced with their commercial needs. If a case is contested to trial, there is no one else they would want in their corner.'

Adam Gadd - Pump Court ChambersDogged and determined on behalf of his clients.
Ben Handy - St John's ChambersQuick to get to the crux of the issue, mindful of the bigger picture, provides pragmatic advice, adds significant value to the cases they work on and excellent to work with.
Kevin Haven - Pump Court ChambersExperienced in handling claims on behalf of children with serious psychiatric injuries.
Joanna Lewis - Queen Square ChambersJo is very thorough, hard working but realistic both with her clients and with the court. She is always well prepared and is a skilled cross examiner.
Kara Loraine - Old Square ChambersRecommended for multi-track cases, particularly those involving employers.
James Marwick - St John's ChambersJames is an excellent advocate. He is analytical, pays great attention to detail and provides stellar advice. He is ultra client focused.
Duncan McNair - 3PBDuncan is technically skilled, swift-thinking and straight talking; being able to identify key issues at an early stage and apply practical solutions to proactively progress difficult cases.

Tom Panton - Guildhall Chambers 'An impressive eye for detail. Clients were blown away by his calm but impressive courtroom skills. Quick to see the strengths and weaknesses of any case. Good manner with experts, affable but gets to the key details.'

Andreá Risoli - Doughty Street ChambersI have always been very impressed by Andrea preparation and thorough approach to conferences with the client and experts. He prepares clear and detailed advice in advance of the meetings which enables our lay clients to clear follow and understand the advice given and is manner with the clients is professional yet approachable and understanding.
Lauren Seager - Queen Square ChambersHighly experienced in a wide range of claimant personal injury matters.
Luke Ashby - 3PBExcellent with clients. Very user-friendly. Sharp on the law, but sees the bigger picture. Top drawer negotiator. Always really well prepared and knows their areas. Also very good at retrieving potentially lost-cause situations.
Sophie Beesley - Old Square ChambersSophie is technically excellent, with strong legal knowledge far beyond her years call. She is loved by clients given her personable, courteous and compassionate nature. However, get her in the courtroom or in a negotiation with the other side and she is a force to be reckoned with.
James Bentley - Guildhall ChambersJames has a fantastic eye for detail. He is also great with clients and witnesses in conference before trial.

Martin Lanchester - Guildhall Chambers 'Martin has consistently provided clear, concise legal advice in an easily understandable way to client's of widely varying backgrounds. Clients appreciate his approachability and down-to-earth manner, as well as the accuracy of his advice. I find his advice and input to be always sensible, grounded in the reality of the case and with the client's interests at heart.'

Darren Lewis - St John's ChambersDarren is an excellent advocate. He responds promptly to written instructions and is well organised. In court, he has a calm but effective approach. He is able to adapt the degree of intensity required on any given case. He communicates well with clients and in my own experience has a proven successful track record at trial.
Oliver Manley - Guildhall ChambersOliver is a very thorough barrister and his work is of a consistently reliable nature. He makes himself available to answer queries and I am always confident in his advice.
Michelle Marnham - 3PBMichelle is very good at identifying the key issues in personal injury claims and providing helpful and practical advice. She is a robust performer in court with a firm grasp of the key issues in a case and a realistic pragmatic approach to those issues.
Dr Daniel Neill - Guildhall ChambersHe is a very tenacious trial advocate and fights hard for his client. He never gives up. He is well prepared and gives his all for his clients' cases.

Personal injury in Regional Bar

Doughty Street Chambers

Doughty Street Chambers' personal injury team in Bristol has recently been strengthened following the arrival of Andreá Risoli from Old Square Chambers. Risoli has a particular focus on high-value claims involving complex medical causation issues and is regularly instructed in cases involving catastrophic injuries and high-value fatal accidents. In recent work of note, he successfully acted for a 39-year-old claimant who suffered lower-limb fracture injuries and a wrist fracture in a road traffic accident; a £900,000 settlement was achieved on the basis of future needs against background ageing and loss of potential self-employment earnings.

KBG Chambers

KBG Chambers' personal injury team includes Thomas Challacombe who has a varied personal injury practice that regularly sees him instructed on high-value and complex claims. In the past 12 months Challacombe has acted in a number of fatal and catastrophic road traffic accidents, and also undertaken various public and employer liability claims. He is recognised by one client for his 'attention to detail' and 'willingness to accept instructions in difficult matters at the last minute'.

Pump Court Chambers

The personal injury team at Pump Court Chambers provides representation across the full spectrum of issues in the field, from infant settlements to complex multi-party litigation. Head of the practice at the set, Adam Gadd specialises in all types of personal injury litigation and appears on behalf of both claimants and defendants, often in cases where allegations of fraud have been pleaded; Gadd has also been involved in cases before the Court of Appeal. Kevin Haven is another key name to note at the set.

Queen Square Chambers

Queen Square Chambers is described as 'a very friendly and approachable set with good depth in numbers and quality practitioners'. An accredited mediator, Joanna Lewis' caseload includes complex high-value workplace accidents, product liability, industrial disease claims, catastrophic road traffic accidents, factitious injury, fatal accidents, and cases involving pain disorders, amongst others. She recently successfully acted for a claimant who received severe scarring and nerve damage to his arm, as well as PTSD, after a glass window from multi-storey building fell on him. Lauren Seager is another key name to note at the set.

St John's Chambers

Led by the 'impressive' Emma Zeb, the personal injury team at St John's Chambers is home to a number of notable barristers. The 'dependable' Andrew Mclaughlin was recently instructed in a case that settled for the highest ever periodical payments order (PPO): £950,000 per annum, plus a lump sum of £3.1m. Ben Handy is 'excellent to work with' according to one client and has acted in several seven-figure injury claims in the past year. Matthew White is 'exceptionally user-friendly' and advises on and litigates all areas of personal injury work with particular interests in highway claims, occupational illness litigation, pain conditions, and accidents at work.

Guildhall Chambers

The personal injury team at Guildhall Chambers provides high-standard advisory and advocacy services for both claimants and defendants nationwide. Instructions received vary from multi-million-pound catastrophic claims down to less complex claims. Gabriel Farmer has a 'forensic grasp of detail' and enjoys a mixed claimant/defendant, senior-junior caseload in the band of £100k-£2M. With a 'fantastic eye for detail', James Bentley is instructed by both claimants and defendants in high-end fast-track and multi-track matters. His caseload covers all areas of negligence, but is particularly sought after for advice and representation in public liability claims. Dr Daniel Neill is particularly sought after for cases involving fundamental dishonesty.

Old Square Chambers

Old Square Chambers has both a claimant and defendant presence and acts for numerous clients in all forms of personal injury enabling it to service advocacy and advisory work, nationwide. Charlie Woodhouse has particular expertise in acting for defendants with chronic pain and mild traumatic brain injury claims and in acting for members of the armed services. Kara Loraine regularly acts in complex and high-value multi-track claims in the High Court and County Court. The 'fantastic' Sophie Beesley is often instructed in high-profile, sensitive inquests and civil claims , and she is praised for her client handling skils: 'She really empathises with their situation and puts them at ease which means she often gets the best out of them'.


'A leader in his field'Mark Lomas is a key member of the personal injury team at 3PB. Lomas has a particular interest in catastrophic injury claims involving both traumatic brain injury and spinal injury and also in fatal accident claims. Michelle Marnham is another key member of the team and has a particular interest in CRPS cases, while Duncan McNair has particular expertise in employers' liability, specifically cases involving accidents at work. Luke Ashby deals with life-changing injuries and fatal accidents and has a specialist counter-fraud practice. As a whole, the team provides advice to both defendant and claimant clients in all aspects of personal injury litigation, with cases ranging from the simplest to the most complex.