Karl Hirst > 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

Clinical negligence, personal injury.


For a long time Karl has been recognised in the legal directories as a “real star in the senior junior group” and thrives on securing great outcomes, even in difficult cases.  He is hailed as “an excellent counsel in every respect”.  His practice in conducting high value cases involving devastating injuries is busy and well established. 

Although well versed in neuro, spinal and birth injuries, claimants and defendants alike seek Karl’s input as an advisor and advocate across all cases of particular complexity or sensitivity involving a range of clinical disciplines and multitrack values. His practice is largely focused on cases involving brain and spinal injuries, chronic pain conditions, fatalities and severe orthopaedic injuries.

Karl’s real interest is in working hard as part of a team to secure outstanding results that matter to his clients.  His experienced and insightful approach, along with a great bedside manner, make him a real asset to challenging litigation.  Priding himself on being attentive, accessible and responsive, you will find Karl an invaluable member of your specialist team.


Called to the Bar 1997.


Personal Injury Bar Association; AvMA.


LLB (Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Karl HirstNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Karl is one of the most highly regarded barristers in his field. Karl achieves outstanding outcomes for clients, sometimes in the most hard-fought claims which others might shy away from. It is a privilege to work alongside him.’ 

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Karl HirstNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Karl is approachable and responsive and is always willing to talk issues through. He has incredible experience and will use tactics cleverly. He is the voice of reason both with clients and instructing solicitors and is straight-talking and practical.’