Personal injury in Regional Bar
3PB is home to a 'wealth of technical experts' who are instructed across a wide range of personal injury cases including complex public liability and RTA claims, particularly those involving multiple injured parties and counterclaims. Mark Lomas is particularly recommended for catastrophic injury claims, while Michelle Marnham has a strong track record in cases involving technical issues as to causation, such as product liability, and Duncan McNair is most notable in employment liability cases.
Members of Guildhall Chambers are instructed for all parties in a wide range of personal injury cases, including employer's liability, serious road traffic accidents, contested schedules of loss, and psychiatric injury. Of particular note are James Bentley and John Snell, who respectively specialise in claims where dishonesty is alleged and equine-related injuries.
Old Square Chambers is home to a strong contingent of personal injury juniors, with experience of complex, multi-track cases on behalf of claimant and defendant. Particular areas of specialism include employers liability and high-value road traffic accidents, with the set recently securing a £6.5m settlement for a claimant motorcyclist who had been struck by a car, following two failed mediation attempts.
Following the departure of former head of chambers Christopher Taylor to sit as a district judge, Joanna Lewis and Lauren Seager are now the key practitioners for personal injury work at Queen Square Chambers. The set's members are predominantly instructed on behalf of claimants, with employer's liability claims a particular area of specialism for chambers.
The personal injury team at St John's Chambers reports an increase in defendant work, with members acting for government departments, insurers, and employers, in addition to claimant work. Key areas of work include catastrophic injury, road traffic accidents, and cases involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty, as well as more niche areas such as Animals Act claims, where Richard Stead is the key practitioner. Industrial disease and workplace injury specialist Andrew McLaughlin successfully defended the Ministry of Defence in a £1.5m stress at work claim brought by a former RAF sergeant.