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Leading Silks

Christopher Sharp QC - St John's ChambersChristopher is an excellent trial advocate, with a mind for detail.

Leading Juniors

Thomas Challacombe - KBG Chambers 'A very approachable junior who is fantastic with clients. He always delivers sound and practical advice, and his advocacy is very thorough and effective.'
Toby Kempster - Old Square ChambersHe is personable and puts clients at ease with his down-to-earth manner. He remains extremely calm under pressure. Thorough in his preparation, he gets to the nub of the issue. A very safe pair of hands.
Mark Lomas3PBMark is incredibly knowledgeable, experienced, very reliable and calm under pressure. He is well liked by clients, who appreciate the clear and timely advice he always provides.
Andrew McLaughlin - St John's ChambersAndrew is very astute and incredibly hard-working. He has a very forensic approach to breaking down the component aspects of each claim.
Oliver Moore - Guildhall ChambersOliver is an extremely safe pair of hands. His knowledge and experience means that there is never a stone left unturned; he has an answer to every question thrown at him and he always strives to get the best possible result for every client he represents. He is popular with clients and experts.
Anthony Reddiford - Guildhall ChambersAn excellent senior junior. He has tremendous expert knowledge and is quick to grasp the complexities in difficult cases.
David Rivers - Old Square ChambersA strong negotiator, who is excellent at teasing out the finer detail, and not afraid of a fight.
John Snell - Guildhall ChambersHe is fabulous with clients and on his feet.
Richard Stead - St John's ChambersVery able, thorough and good with clients.
Matthew White - St John's ChambersHe is intelligent, with an eye for detail.
Charlie Woodhouse - Old Square ChambersCharlie is by far the most outstanding senior junior that I have worked with. His eye for detail is second to none. He holds the attention of the court, and his advocacy is parallel to silks. Judges like him, opponents like him and clients like him. The perfect package.
Emma Zeb Gatehouse ChambersAn excellent tactician who is always prepared to ask difficult questions when required. Extremely personable and fantastic with witnesses and clients.
Sophie Beesley - Old Square ChambersSophie is a consummate professional- an astute and thorough advocate, always well prepared and knowledgeable but also empathetic, sensitive and warm with clients. Clients feel readily assured that they are in safe hands.
Julian Benson - Guildhall ChambersA tough competitor willing to fight his client’s corner. Meticulous in his preparation, and highly responsive. A joy to work with.
Gabriel Farmer - Guildhall ChambersGabriel is excellent on complex, life-changing injury cases. He is highly forensic in his approach, and a polished advocate with a real focus on the key issues.
Adam GaddPump Court ChambersAdam takes on tricky cases and puts up a robust fight. He is very personable and good with clients. Adam is thorough in his approach and offers balanced, sensible advice.
Ben Handy - St John's ChambersBen is very client focused, keen to find solutions, user-friendly and approachable.
Joanna Lewis - Queen Square ChambersShe is very good with the details and particularly impressive when dealing with experts. She always gives sensible, practical advice to bring claims to a successful conclusion.
Kara Loraine - Old Square ChambersKara demonstrates great empathy with clients. She breaks down the issues in complicated matters to give clear advice ensuring the client has fully understood the risks in their case. She is very persuasive in court.
James Marwick - St John's ChambersJames is extremely engaging, commercial and pragmatic. He has an amazing ability to identify the heart of the issues. He is also extremely responsive.
Luke Ashby3PBHe has a forensic eye for detail and leaves no stone unturned.
James Bentley - Guildhall ChambersJames is very bright, and his advice is grounded and succinct. But above all, he is meticulous.
Martin Lanchester - Guildhall ChambersMartin always provides very sound, well thought-out advice. He is very good at putting clients at their ease, with a kind and approachable manner, and at explaining concepts with concise but user-friendly language. He is empathetic and easily instils confidence.
Darren Lewis - St John's ChambersA very robust, brave and determined advocate. He is doughty in court and his preparation is meticulous.
Oliver Manley - Guildhall ChambersOliver is a persuasive advocate who commands the judge's attention.
Michelle Marnham3PBShe is proactive, extremely personable and quickly gets to the nub of the issue. She delivers advice clearly and concisely, in a way that is very easily digested by the lay client.
Daniel Neill - Guildhall ChambersDaniel is very thorough and approachable. He always provides sound and sensible advice.
Rachel Segal - St John's ChambersA strong, organised and approachable barrister, who goes above and beyond to be available to deal with urgent matters. She is patient and understanding with clients, and is excellent at explaining complex matters in layman's terms.
Richard Wheeler3PBRichard is tenacious and works hard in preparation and in action for his clients. His advice is clear, concise and tactical reflecting a keen analytical mind, and his advocacy is both engaging and persuasive. He understand the pressures affecting the client and he is able to address their concerns sympathetically.

Personal injury in Regional Bar

St John's Chambers

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.

Testimonials

Set

A good range of talented barristers‘.

A solid set‘.

Clerking

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

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.

Testimonials

Set

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‘.

Clerking

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

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'.

Testimonials

Set

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‘.

Clerking

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‘.

3PB

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-organisedLuke 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.

Testimonials

Set

A strong personal injury set‘.

A very helpful and supportive set‘.

Clerking

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‘.