Mr Christopher Barnes > Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers
L2 9XX

Work Department

Personal Injury; Clinical Negligence


Chris practises exclusively in the areas of personal injury, clinical negligence and related litigation. Chris has experience of all levels of multi track claims up to and in excess of £10 million, particularly involving catastrophic injuries including brain, spine and amputations; fatal accidents; military claims; and product liability. He has experience of the full range of catastrophic injury claims with recent settlements exceeding £3 million.

Chris has experience of a wide range of clinical negligence work including orthopaedic negligence; obstetric negligence; general hospital care; dental negligence; cosmetic surgery. He has a particular interest in claims involving military personnel.


Called 1999; Junior Counsel to the Crown (2011)


Away from work, Chris enjoys fell running and was a member of the British Ski Mountaineering Team at the 2013 World Championships and 2014 World Cup

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Christopher BarnesExchange ChambersChristopher is an outstanding operator.

Exchange Chambers offer a ‘wealth of experience‘ and a ‘full range of the best technical specialists‘ for personal injury work. Bill Braithwaite QC is a ‘star‘ and has a claimant-only practice focussing on claims involving catastrophic brain and spine injury. Gerard Martin QC and Louis Browne QC are also highly experienced in handling brain and spine injury claims. Laura Gooding and Christopher Barnes have particular expertise in military claims that involve personal injury.  Catherine Knowles who primarily represents defendants in high-value multi-track claims.