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Byrom Street Chambers
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Byrom Street Chambers > The Legal 500 RankingsByrom Street Chambers has members with ‘unparalleled expertise in clinical negligence work’, who often appear in highly complex catastrophic injury claims for both claimants and defendants. Head of chambers Winston Hunter KC predominantly handles cases concerning clinicians’ breach of duty and birth injury claims, the latter also being an area of expertise for James Rowley KC. David Heaton KC acts for both claimants and defendants in significant brain and spinal injury cases, and Rhiannon Jones KC has experience handling fatal accident claims arising from negligent medical treatment. Darryl Allen KC is highly skilled in advising on cases of failed diagnoses. Mary Ruck KC was appointed to silk in the 2023 round - she has expertise in cases involving vulnerable people with psychiatric injuries.
‘Steve Price is entirely accessible, quick to respond, and appreciative of solicitors’ requirements. He has a good knowledge of listing issues on the circuit and is able to resolve conflicts utilising his particular skills and knowledge.’
‘Byrom Street Chambers is fortunate to have an exemplary senior clerk, Steve Price, who has always impressed with his drive to improve service standards. He is an astute problem solver and his attentive approach is mirrored by all his team. They are by far the best clerking team in the region.’
‘The clerks are outstanding; finding ways to rearrange diaries so as to accommodate conferences often with very limited expert availability or hearings at short notice. Steve Price and Matthew Tudor are particularly exceptional in ensuring the smooth running of Chambers.’
‘The clerks are great and always do their best to meet needs. Lucy Bardsley is particularly brilliant!’
‘The clerks are excellent, in particular Steve Price.’
‘Byrom Street Chambers has been at the top of its game for many years and continues to maintain a high level of service. There are numerous counsel with significant expertise in high-value, complex cases and they each command respect amongst claimant and defendant solicitors and opposing counsel.’
‘Top draw; indeed, quite simply at the top of the excellence spectrum for chambers in Manchester. Their KCs are utilised by both sides and are at the top of their game.’
‘Excellent and well-known set of senior counsel specialising in catastrophic clinical negligence cases. Have been involved in many of the well-known senior courts’ decisions in recent years.’
‘The clerks at Byrom Street are excellent, approachable, professional, organised, and attentive. Steve Price and Matt Tudor run a tight and reliable ship.’
‘The chambers are led by a superb clerking team headed by Steve Price. They go out of their way to make things possible and seamless, and they are proactive with fixing dates with the court and with opponent parties.’
‘The clerks are responsive and very easy to deal with. Matt Tudor is absolutely brilliant.’
‘The clerks are exceptionally-led by Steve Price, and the other excellent clerks ensure that matters are looked after in terms of availability and arrangements with court.’
‘Led expertly by senior clerk Steve Price, who is always responsive and accommodating.’
‘Byrom Street boasts a superb set of leading counsel and leading juniors. For high-value, complex personal injury claims, they are the leading set in Manchester.’
‘Byrom Street Chambers has an enviable set of leading counsel in personal injury litigation, including some of the most experienced and well-respected names on the Northern Circuit, making them the ‘go-to’ set for many practitioners, both on the claimant and defendant sides. Their training sessions and materials really are second to none and relied upon by many in their handling of claims of the utmost severity.’
‘This a top-tier set. Each of the counsel are brilliant with their own style and they achieve the very best results for clients.’
Byrom Street Chambers > Set Profile
Byrom Street Chambers is a unique and specialist set practising within the heart of Manchester situated in close proximity to the Civil Justice Centre. According to the legal directories, “Byrom Street have an impressive number of top KC’s many of whom I use for high value and complex cases. They are known for their professionalism and those who rely upon their input can be secure in the knowledge that their clients are in safe hands.” “They outshine all other chambers around the country.” “All of the clerks are super responsive and cannot do enough to help.” “Clerks are second to none; completely adept at balancing the solicitors needs and demands with Counsels commitments and requirements.” “Steve and Matt are both exceptional.”
The set: Byrom Street Chambers is a forward-thinking set with traditional values, exclusively dedicated to the work of leading and senior junior counsel, who have extensive expertise in high-value and complex cases. Chambers provides a highly individual and personalised service, focusing on clients’ needs, combined with a friendly and open approach to clerking.
Chambers’ premises are modern, purpose-built, DDA-compliant and architecturally designed with particular attention to the needs of both professional and lay clients. Facilities include large comfortable conference rooms, video-conferencing suites, the latest information technology with wireless connection and an extensive online library.
Three members of chambers currently sit as Deputy Judges of the High Court, six members sit as Recorders, one member sits on the Mental Health Review Tribunal, one member sits on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Tribunal and two members sit as Deputy Coroners.
In keeping with their traditional business plan Chambers recently welcomed experienced Counsel Lauren Sutherland KC (Scot) and Michael Lemmy to the Byrom Street team.
Types of work undertaken: Chambers has a reputation for quality and service. Members offer advice and advocacy in a range of specialisations and can provide the depth of cover necessary to conduct litigation in the most complex of cases.
We practise predominantly in the fields of professional negligence, personal injury with an emphasis on catastrophic cases, complex brain, spine, amputation claims and high value fatal injury claims, group and disease litigation. We also have a specialist team that practise in clinical negligence including high value birth injuries including those relating to cerebral palsy, delay in diagnosis of spinal injury or cancer, surgical errors and negligent mismanagement.
Chambers’ seasoned advocates are well-placed to argue highly significant medical cases that reach the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Supreme Court: Armes v Nottingham County Council; Montgomery v Lanarkshire Health Board (Scotland); International Energy Group Ltd v Zurich Insurance Plc UK Branch; Dunhill v Burgin; Woodland v Essex CC; Sienkiewicz v Grief and Willmore v Knowsley MBC.
House of Lords: Fairchild v Glenhaven; Tomlinson v Congleton.
Court of Appeal: Raspin v Taylor & Liverpool Victoria Insurance; Swift v Carpenter; Cable v Liverpool Victoria Insurance Co Ltd; McDonald v Dept for Communities; Huscroft v P&O Ferries; Thompstone v Tameside; Sowden v Lodge; Heneghan v Manchester Dry Dock Ltd.
European Court of Human Rights: RK & AK v Oldham NHS Trust.
Inquiries: Alder Hey; Hillsborough; North Wales Child Abuse.
Ongoing cases of interest: Instructed in the civil litigation regarding to Manchester Arena claims.
Former members of chambers include Sir Brian Leveson, Dame Janet Smith, Sir David Clarke, Dame Caroline Swift, Sir Timothy King, Sir Stephen Stewart and HHJ Richard Pearce.
|Senior clerk||Steve Priceemail@example.com||0161 829 2100|
|Deputy senior clerk||Matt Tudorfirstname.lastname@example.org||0161 829 2100|
|Head of Chambers||HUNTER KC, Winston (1985) (KC-2000)||email@example.com||0161 829 2100|
|Deputy Head of Chambers||MELTON KC, Christopher (1982) (KC-2001)||firstname.lastname@example.org||0161 829 2100|
|Members of Chambers||MYERSON KC, Simon (1986) (KC-2003)||email@example.com||0161 829 2100|
|Members of Chambers||ROWLEY KC, James (1987) (KC-2006)||firstname.lastname@example.org||0161 829 2100|
|Members of Chambers||LEWIS KC, Andrew (1985) (KC-2009)||email@example.com||0161 829 2100|
|Members of Chambers||HATFIELD KC, Sally (1988) (KC-2013)||firstname.lastname@example.org||0161 829 2100|
|Members of Chambers||ALLEN KC, Darryl (1995) (KC-2014)||email@example.com||0161 829 2100|
|Members of Chambers||JONES KC, Rhiannon (1993) (KC-2015)||firstname.lastname@example.org||0161 829 2100|
|Members of Chambers||KILVINGTON KC, Simon (1995) (KC-2016)||email@example.com||0161 829 2100|
|Members of Chambers||BURNS KC, Peter (1993) (KC-2019)||firstname.lastname@example.org||0161 829 2100|
|Members of Chambers||RUCK KC, Mary (1993) (KC-2023)||email@example.com||0161 829 2100|
|Members of Chambers||SUTHERLAND KC, Lauren (1996) (KC-2016 Scot)||firstname.lastname@example.org||0161 829 2100|
|Members of Chambers||LEMMY, Michael (1994)||email@example.com||0161 829 2100|
|Members of Chambers||CRILLEY, Darrel (1996)||firstname.lastname@example.org||0161 829 2100|
|Members of Chambers||WELLS, Jason (2007)||email@example.com||0161 829 2100|
|Members of Chambers||MCNAMARA, Stephen (2008)||firstname.lastname@example.org||0161 829 2100|
Chambers is committed to the Equality Guidelines as per the Bar Standards Board Handbook.
Chambers is committed to promoting a culture where the individual is fairly treated and respected.
We also promote a culture where diversity is appreciated.
Chambers is committed to ensuring, both individually and collectively, that it does not practise or permit any form of discrimination, whether direct, indirect, or by way of victimisation, against any person, or any harassment of any person.
Chambers will make reasonable adjustments where a practice, policy or procedure, or physical feature of premises, make it impossible or unreasonably difficult for a disabled person to make use of a service.