Malcolm Duthie > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
B4 6DR

Work Department

Personal Injury


Recognised as a leading senior junior, Malcolm specialises in all aspects of high-value personal injury and clinical negligence litigation involving catastrophic and serious injuries. Cases in which he has appeared are reported and referred to in textbooks (examples appear in brackets below). He represents both Claimants and Defendants nationally in cases involving employer’s (Milroy v BT [2015]) and public liability (Pace v Swansea CCC [2007]); road traffic accidents (single or multiple collision and claims involving the MIB) (Powell v Auden [2009]); Deighton v Collett [2016]), accidents abroad, fatal accident claims, product liability (Baker v KTM [2017] CA); animals(Cooke v Jackson [1999]) and sporting accidents (Wattleworth v Goodwood [2004]; Green v Sunset & Vine [2009]; Corbett v Cumbria Kart [2013]). Inquests and CICA appeals. Claims involving brain and spinal injuries including paraplegia and tetraplegia; severe orthopaedic injuries (fractures and soft tissue); internal organ injuries; amputation of upper and/or lower limbs; scarring, burns and gross disfigurement; and psychiatric injury (both primary and secondary victim claims). Cases also include rare but recognised conditions including fibromyalgia, pain amplification and chronic fatigue syndromes, Munchausen’s, conversion and functional neurological disorders.

Substantial experience in clinical negligence e.g. recent settlements in excess of £1m (epidural abscess/paraplegia).


Called to the Bar 1989.


LLB (Hons); LLM (London).


Highlands of Scotland, fly fishing, music, Oxford United F.C

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Malcolm DuthieNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Malcolm is very good with both clients and experts and is able to drill into the detail of the case and address the central issues in a way that all clients can understand. His advocacy is meticulous in its preparation and delivery. He consistently performs well in complex negotiations and does not get drawn into needless posturing, always remaining calm and measured when putting the client’s case. He is tenacious and ensures the best possible outcomes.’