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Stephen Killalea KC has had one of the leading catastrophic brain and spinal injury practices for over the past decade. Specialising in contentious liability cases and the most complex and high value personal injury cases. Steve’s practice is throughout England and Wales and he has Chambers in London and Manchester. An innovative approach to a PPO (adopting the approach of an old-fashioned bottom-up structure) in 2019 led to an approved annual award of £950,000 plus a substantial capital sum (ATX (a Child by her Litigation Friend ATY) v CRS & DPS). Also extensive experience of accidents abroad. Substantial early criminal background (prosecution and defence) has led into Health and Safety prosecutions, actions against the police, and representation at the most difficult inquests.

For more information on Steve’s practice and latest case highlights, please visit his full Devereux profile.


Called to the Bar 1981. QC 2006. Bencher Middle Temple 2012. Advanced advocacy trainer (Middle Temple and international).

Publications: Co-author “Health and Safety: The Modern Legal Framework” (2nd edition) Butterworths 2000. Various contributions to other publications and published books.


Personal Injuries Bar Association. Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.


Sheffield University (LLB).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Stephen Killalea KCDevereuxAbsolutely brilliant- clients love him for his knowledge and passion and commitment to getting the right result.’

The ‘top quality barristers’ at Devereux make it ‘an excellent set to work with‘ – experienced acting for both claimants and defendants across the spectrum of catastrophic injury work. Robert Weir KC is involved in a number of market-leading claims, including Rabot and Briggs v Hassam, in which he acts for APIL and MASS – a test case concerning the whiplash regime legislation, and how to determine the method of valuing mixed injury claims which include an award for whiplash injuries under the Civil Liability Act 2018 tariff scheme. Alongside this injury work, he has notable expertise regarding mesothelioma claims – an area in which Jonathan Butters also specialises. Stephen Killalea KC has particular strength in complex road traffic accident claims; Peter Edwards is experienced in psychiatric injury claims arising out of bullying and harassment in the workplace.