Andrew Lewis QC > Chambers of Winston Hunter QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Winston Hunter QC
Byrom Street Chambers
12 BYROM STREET
MANCHESTER
M3 4PP
England

Work Department

Clinical negligence; personal injury; industrial disease; medical law and negligence.

Position

Andrew has vast experience of all areas of personal injury and clinical negligence work having specialised in this field since joining the Bar. In his clinical negligence practice he works mainly for Claimants undertaking significant cases, particularly cerebral palsy negligent birth claims. Andrew undertakes work in all areas of personal injury law, most particularly brain and spinal cord injury claims. He is very experienced in work involving competing claims of exaggeration/fraud versus subtle brain injury/chronic pain/somatoform disorder. He specialises in industrial disease work with an emphasis on mesothelioma claims and group actions. Andrew has for many years been routinely noted in Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners Directory editorial as a leading barrister and silk in his fields. In his personal injury work he has been recommended as a ‘skilled and articulate advocate with a very easy going manner’ and ‘one of the most approachable silks in the country’ providing ‘meticulously thought-out advice’. In his clinical negligence work he has been noted to be ‘remarkably pragmatic, user-friendly and terrifically strong on his feet’. He is a contributing author to Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service.

Career

Called 1985; Lincoln’s Inn; Recorder (civil) 2001; Recorder (crime) 2004; Advocacy Trainer 2004; Queens Counsel 2009; Deputy High Court Judge 2010.

Memberships

North Eastern Circuit; Personal Injury Bar Association.

Education

1984 BA (Hons) Business Law (2.1); 1985 Inns of Court School of Law (2.1).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew Lewis QCByrom Street ChambersVery approachable and persuasive.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Clinical negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Andrew Lewis QCByrom Street ChambersVery approachable and persuasive.