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Chambers of Andrew Burns KC


Stephen Cottrell has a busy nationwide practice predominantly comprising of personal injury litigation (acting for claimants and insurers), but also has extensive experience in costs work, coroners’ inquests and credit hire disputes. Stephen’s personal injury practice involves acting for seriously injured claimants and also representing insurers in cases involving fraudulent claims. His costs work involves regular appearances in the SCCO and county courts on detailed assessments, including solicitor-client assessments, and appeals in relation to costs including disputes involving the CFA Regulations 2000. He also has experience of human rights work in the High Court and Court of Protection in cases concerning unlawful detention and deprivation of liberty and deaths in secure facilities.

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


Called 1998. Qualified arbitrator for PIcARBS




Oriel College Oxford (First Class, Jurisprudence).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Stephen CottrellDevereux ‘Extremely technically able in a wide variety of serious injuries, particularly brain injury and complex polytrauma cases.’

The personal injury team at Devereux is described as a ‘super set of chambers with a large depth of knowledge’. The ‘razor sharp’ Stephen Killalea KC continues to excel in the field, with consistently impressive work on high-value catastrophic cases, particularly those caused by road traffic accidents. In addition, junior Colin Mendoza is consistently involved in high-quality, independently-led work in high-value cases of serious injury. Notably, he is assisting on quantum in a claim against the event governing body brought by a marshal at a motocross event at Weymouth Beach who, whilst assisting a fallen rider, was hit by the second defendant’s motorcycle after he had ignored yellow flags and took the jump at full speed, landing on the claimant’s head, which resulted in brain damage. Stephen Cottrell , who is frequently led by top-tier silks on the most complex of matters, and Jonathan Butters , who has a developing specialism in mesothelioma matters, both warrant particular recognition also.