Mr Derek O'Sullivan QC > Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright QC and Richard Harwood QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright QC and Richard Harwood QC
39 Essex Chambers


Also an associate member of ST JOHN’S CHAMBERS, Bristol. Barrister specialising in personal injury, insurance litigation, common law and health and safety law.


Called 1990, Lincoln’s Inn.


Personal Injury Bar Association.


University of Durham (BA Hons History).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Derek O’Sullivan QC39 Essex ChambersHe cuts to the chase quickly and succinctly but always listens to the clients’ views.

Undoubtedly one of the leaders in the personal injury arena‘, defendant-oriented set 39 Essex Chambers is ‘an ever-growing set with a huge range of experience‘. Members ‘offer a first-class service at all levels‘ and have extensive expertise in high-value catastrophic injury cases, fielding a growing caseload for historical abuse claims. Neil Block QC was instructed by the Foreign and Colonial Office in the Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation, the largest and most complex personal injury claim brought against the UK government. Derek O’Sullivan QC is highlighted for acting in high-value, severe injury cases; Sadie Crapper often acts as sole in catastrophic injury claims, such as those involving brain and spinal injuries. Also of note, James Todd QC took silk in 2019.