Mr Giles Mooney > Chambers of Jacob Levy QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Jacob Levy QC
9 Gough Square


Called 1998. Silk 2019.Giles is a civil practitioner specialising in cases of very serious clinical negligence and personal injury. His practices encompass all aspects of catastrophic injury work with a balanced Claimant/Defendant split.

In clinical negligence work he has extensive experience of birth injuries (last year he acted for a Claimant suffering from cerebral palsy where damages settled at over £7 million), spinal injuries and brain injuries. His personal injury work includes a particular interest and speciality in Animals Act claims (where he has been involved in several Court of Appeal cases on the subject) and accidents at sea. Giles is currently acting for a shipping company in a claim brought by multiple Claimants where a vessel collided with an offshore windfarm. Giles is also currently instructed on behalf of one of the victims of the Croydon Tram disaster.


Contributing editor to “Guides to Road Traffic Accident Claims” (Jordans). Contributing editor to “Guide to occupational Illness Claims” (Jordans). Contributing editor to 9 Gough Square publication – “Guide to Clinical Negligence Claims”.


King’s College London BA Hons, Inns of Court School of Law BVC 1998, Gray’s Inn Goldie Scholar 1998, Called 1998.


Personal Injuries Bar Association

 Professional Negligence Bar Association



BA Hons King’s College London, Gray’s Inn Goldie Scholar (BVC Year).


A very keen, but increasingly less effective, cricketer.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

Within: 2019 Silks -

Giles Mooney QC

9 Gough Square

He is experienced in handling complex cases involving accidents at sea.

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury - 2019 Silks -

Giles Mooney QC

9 Gough Square

Absolutely masterful, great on his feet, and has a super manner with vulnerable clients.

The ‘professional yet approachable9 Gough Square has ‘successfully attracted barristers who are exceptionally good‘.  As well as ‘established silks‘, the set has a ‘remarkable team of leading juniors‘ who are ‘cutting edge‘ and ‘not afraid of taking difficult cases to trial‘. Claimant catastrophic injury is at the core of the practice, with expertise spanning brain, spinal, and amputation cases. Giles Mooney QC is a recent silk appointment. Andrew Ritchie QC acted for the claimants in Carlos Valencia Estrada & Seb John v BP, a claim in relation to two fatalities arising from the Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on the defendant’s gas facility in Algeria. Grahame Aldous QC specialises in personal injury claims with an international or maritime setting, while Laura Begley has particular expertise in criminal injuries compensation claims.

London Bar > Clinical negligence

Within: 2019 Silks -

Giles Mooney QC

9 Gough Square

Fantastic on his feet and a master of cross-examination.

London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

9 Gough Square has ‘successfully attracted barristers who are exceptionally good and yet truly approachable’. The set is well recognised for personal injury work and have a varied mixture of experience – both claimant and defendant – has several clinic negligence experts, and has ‘a good selection of criminal practitioners at all levels’. In recent news, Jacob Levy has assumed the role of head of chambers, Giles Mooney took silk in 2019, and Max Melsa joined from 2 Dr Johnson’s Buildings. The overall ethos of the set extends into ‘the most proficient clerking team in the business’. Director of clerking and business development Michael Goodridge is ‘an absolute asset to chambers’ as he ‘encompasses all the qualities that other sets’ senior clerks seemingly lack – he truly stands apart as a moderniser; he is also the most capable of all the senior clerks, and appreciates the commercial matrix facing the firms who instruct the set’. A ‘rising star’, executive civil clerk Ellie Brand is ‘really carving out a great reputation’ for herself for being ‘hardworking and organised’. ‘Excellent’ junior executive civil clerk Philip Austin has arrived from 12 King’s Bench Walk. Gordon Walters is the new director of operations following the departure of John Irving and consultant clerk Garry Farrow has left chambers after 43 years of service. Offices in: London