Chris Whiteley > Trethowans LLP > Salisbury, England > Lawyer Profile

Trethowans LLP

Work Department

Personal injury team.


Chris handles all forms of personal injury claims on behalf of individuals who have suffered injuries as a result of an accident and clinical negligence claims for those who have suffered permanent injury or disability arising from failings in medical care. He offers specific expertise in handling catastrophic cases including head, spinal and paralysis injuries. In cases of the utmost severity, Chris acts as Receiver to manage the financial affairs on behalf of those clients who are no longer capable of doing so themselves and works with other professionals to ensure relevant aftercare is in place.

His clinical negligence expertise covers birth-related injuries of maximum severity (including cerebral palsy and Erbs Palsy), delayed diagnosis of diseases including cancer, gynaecological, vascular, cardiac, orthopaedic and complications arising from surgical procedures (including stomach and colon operations), which in some cases have led to fatality. He also offers expertise in representation at Inquests. Chris offers complementary expertise in handling a range of commercial litigation matters, including property and contractual disputes and also undertakes Defendant work for an insurance company with clients throughout the UK.

Chris is described in Chambers as a highly experienced practitioner who “thinks his way through the details of cases, and meets them with appropriate evidence.” He heads the team, and handles brain and spinal injury claims. Specialist areas: head and spinal injuries; injuries at birth; medical negligence; general and commercial litigation.

Chris is also the firm’s Managing Partner.


Trained Trethowans; qualified 1994; partner 1997.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Insurance > Clinical negligence: claimant

Trethowans LLP focuses on claims involving cerebral palsy, serious brain injury and medical misdiagnoses. Led by Clare Carter, the practice group handles a wide array of matters for clients against the NHS, private health companies and hospitals. Specialist clinical negligence lawyer Gavin Lane deals with catastrophic injury claims, and Salisbury-based Chris Whiteley has significant experience in spinal and brain injury matters.

South East > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

Trethowans LLP‘s personal injury lawyers handle complex catastrophic injury cases, including high-value head injury matters and spinal cord cases. Chris Whiteley in Salisbury and Gavin Lane are names to note for head and spinal injury cases. The team also handles fatal accidents, public liability, industrial disease claims and road traffic accidents.