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Stewarts Law LLP

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Stewarts Law LLP, Julian Chamberlayne, London, ENGLAND

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Julian Chamberlayne

Work 020 7822 8000
Stewarts Law LLP

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Aviation and International Injury and KM and Compliance


Partner and Head of the International Injury department, handling a mix of high-value spinal cord, brain, amputee and fatal injury cases. Head of KM & Compliance and Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP).

Julian has a rare dual speciality of acting for clients who have sustained life-changing or fatal injuries in an international context. He has successfully recovered over £140m for clients injured in the UK and across the globe.

Julian acts for claimants who have sustained spinal cord and severe brain injury, amputations, and for the families of fatal accident victims. In addition, Julian specialises in costs, litigation funding, compliance and knowledge management issues.

Julian fought the case of Harding v Wealands up to the House of Lords, who agreed the assessment of damages for this Australian accident should be in accordance with English law. Not only did that lead to Mr Harding recovering £5.5m compensation for his spinal cord injury, it also set a precedent which helped countless others injured in accidents abroad to recover full compensation.


Julian joined Stewarts in 2000 and was appointed a partner in 2002. He founded the International Injuries  team in 2007 and was appointed the firm’s Compliance Officer for Legal Practice in 2012.


Julian is the Chairman of the Forum of Complex Injuries Solicitors (FOCIS). He is an APIL Fellow and accredited specialist in Spinal Injury and Accidents Abroad. He is also a member of the Law Society PI Panel, ISCOS and PEOPIL.


Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London (LLB Hons 2(1)); Chancery Lane, College of Law.

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Julian Chamberlayne - Stewarts Law LLP

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'Leading claimant travel team' Stewarts Law LLP specialises in complex aviation and international personal injury claims. Based across the firm's London and Leeds offices, the team acts for claimants who have suffered serious and catastrophic injuries abroad and handles complex fatal accident claims. International injury team head Julian Chamberlayne is 'second-to-none at keeping on top of legal developments and knowledge in the sector'. Scott Rigby, who handles international catastrophic injury cases, is a 'calm head on strong shoulders, and a match for the fiercest of opponents'. Recently promoted partner Christopher Deacon has a 'huge future ahead; he is a brilliant lawyer and delightful human being'. James Healy-Pratt heads the aviation team, which also features Sarah Stewart. The team of 'aviation experts' acts for victims and families in aviation accident claims and is representing the families of 189 passengers who were killed in the Lion Air Boeing 737-800 accident in October 2018. Owen Hanna has joined Keystone Law.

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