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

Chambers of Bill Braithwaite QC
Exchange Chambers
ONE DERBY SQUARE
LIVERPOOL
L2 9XX
England

Work Department

Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

Position

Brain injury guru Bill Braithwaite QC “makes a difference” to any complex claim” (Legal 500).

Bill is a vastly experienced and well-known personal injury practitioner. He has represented over one thousand catastrophically injured claimants, and regularly recovers more than £50 million a year in compensation for catastrophically injured claimants.

Bill’s practice is highly specialised. He represents claimants only, in claims involving catastrophic brain and spine injury, however caused, including clinical negligence.

Career

  • Called 1970; Silk 1992
  • Personal Injury Barrister of the Year 2010 and 2012
  • UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum Lawyer Innovator of the Year 2010
  • Accredited Mediator

Memberships

  • European Brain Injury Society
  • Headway
  • Spinal Injuries Association
  • International Society of Paraplegia

Education

  • Gordonstoun School
  • Liverpool University

Leisure

Bill has always been mad about cars, motorbikes and lorries, he is fascinated with their design and performance. He has a Class 1 LGV (heavy goods) licence, and has passed the Institute of Advanced Motorists test on both cars and articulated lorries. He has a competition driving licence, and races in the Historic Sports Cars series at weekends, driving old Lotuses. He has been keen on wine for 40 years. He is an enthusiastic photographer.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Bill Braithwaite QCExchange Chambers  ‘Bill is a fearless litigator who leaves no detail unconsidered. At the heart of it all is his obvious desire to achieve the best outcomes for people who have suffered catastrophic injuries.

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.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Clinical negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Bill Braithwaite QCExchange ChambersBill is a fearless litigator who leaves no detail unconsidered. At the heart of it all is his obvious desire to achieve the best outcomes for people who have suffered catastrophic injuries.

Exchange Chambers is ‘excellent in clinical negligence‘ and has a team of ‘highly intelligent‘ and ‘knowledgeable counsel‘. Matthew Stockwell focuses on brain and spinal injury cases, as well as ones concluding in amputations, and is praised for his ‘tactical approach‘. Bill Braithwaite QC is ‘go-to counsel for high value brain injury cases‘.