Darryl Allen QC > Chambers of Winston Hunter QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Winston Hunter QC
Byrom Street Chambers
M3 4PP


Queen’s Counsel specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation. Personal injury – Advises and appears on behalf of claimants and defendants in catastrophic injury and high value fatal accident claims. Substantial experience of analysing difficult issues relating to local authority care and accommodation, large care claims and high value complex loss of earnings claims. Clinical negligence – Regularly instructed to advise and represent patients and their families in clinical negligence claims. Caseload covers a wide spectrum of medical accidents, including delayed diagnosis of cancer, delayed diagnosis of infant brain tumor, surgical errors (orthopaedic, general surgery, colorectal surgery etc.), birth trauma, hospital acquired infection, failure to diagnose and treat evolving cauda equine syndrome, failures in spinal anaesthetic technique leading to spinal cord injury, management of infant and grown up congenital heart conditions, community and hospital management of diabetes and diabetic complications, failures in psychiatric care (community and inpatient) leading to suicide/attempted suicide. Consistently recommended as a leading barrister in personal injury and clinical negligence work (Legal 500/Chambers and Partners).


Called 1995, Lincoln’s Inn; appointed to Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeals Panel 2007; Recorder (civil) 2010; QC 2014; appointed Legal Adviser to the First Tier Tribunal (Criminal Injuries Compensation) 2014; Deputy High Court Judge 2017; Chair of Personal Injuries Bar Association 2018.


French, German.




Altrincham Grammar School for Boys; Leeds University (1994 LLB Hons).


Family, triathlon, skiing, sailing, holidays.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Darryl Allen QCByrom Street ChambersProvides excellent advice and pleadings.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Clinical negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Darryl Allen QCByrom Street ChambersThorough, approachable and excellent in negotiations.