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Jacob Levy

Work 020 7832 0500
9 Gough Square (Chambers of Jacob Levy QC)

Work Department

Clinical negligence, personal injury, professional negligence.


Jacob has spent his entire professional life at 9 Gough Square (formerly 2 Dr Johnson's Buildings in the Temple) - they regularly fail to dispose of him with the confidential waste. Having undertaken pupillage with John Foy QC and HHJ Reddihough, Jacob's practice consists wholly of personal injury and clinical negligence work. He acts mainly for Claimants but retains a small but purposeful Defence practice. Slippers, trippers, nippers, head-injured, spiners, wheezers, whiners and rear-end shunters - Jacob has acted for all types of injured Claimants over the years; from catastrophically brain injured and spinal compromised clients to victims of clinical negligence resulting in birth accident, orthopaedic, internal and other damage. His motto used to be "No case too big - No case too small", but he has since modified this to "Big, Bigger and Bigger Still-oh my!" Jacob has been instructed by all the major Trade Unions in personal injury litigation. He acts for victims of medical accident who trust his sympathetic, empathetic manner. He is described in the directories as an excellent junior who gives "honest, straightforward advice." Instructing solicitors consider him "a team player" who is "extremely reliable" and "incredibly down to earth." In short: he is "loved by clients" and is 'always prepared to go the extra mile'. Why not run with him? Jacob is ranked in Band 1 for Personal Injury and Band 2 for Clinical Negligence in Chambers and Partners 2014. He is a Band 1 Leading Junior for Personal Injury and Band 4 Leading Junior for Clinical Negligence in Legal 500 2013. Jacob is also listed on The Chambers 100 - is a list of the top 100 barristers as identified by Chambers and Partners. Jacob is described as "immensely thorough, kind and courteous with clients, imaginative when presenting a claim and someone who never stops". The list singles out the top 100 junior barristers in the UK. Jacob's ranking on this underlines his excellence in his fields of practice.


Called 1986; Silk 2014. Personal Injury: Since his earliest days at the Bar, this has been the mainstay of Jacob's practice; from grievously injured pedestrians and spinal or head injured motorists to serious site accidents. From Union members in factories and elsewhere, to those who have suffered industrial disease; from fatal injuries and dependency claims - all manner of human misery (including his own) has enabled Jacob to offer straightforward, empathetic and sound practical advice. In court, at Trial, in conference or at Joint Settlement Meetings he remains a committed, adept and knowledgeable practitioner with 27 years of vast and varied experience. Described once in a professional directory as a 'human dynamo' - Jacob's Duracell battery isn't running down anytime soon. Unless his kids get to him first and disconnect him from the mains supply. Jacob deals with heavy cases of the utmost severity but does so with humour and sympathy. Jacob also undertakes product liability work resulting in injury and professional negligence cases involving personal injury or clinical negligence claims that have gone awry. Clinical Negligence: For 20 plus years Jacob has acted principally for Claimants in clinical negligence litigation. He has also done so for Defendants. From birth accidents, to anaesthetic accidents to spinal and orthopaedic injury as well as dental and ocular negligence, Jacob has represented some of the most seriously debilitated victims of medical accidents. Known for his thoroughness and intensity of preparation in conferences, at trial and in the drafting of schedules - he is also a sympathetic and strong advocate in Court for his clients' cause. As a directory once commented "you know he won't let you down". When he isn't watching boxsets into the early hours of the morning, or writing his next unproduced screenplay, or fending off the neuroses of his family - you can be sure he is worrying about your case. In a good way.


LLB (Hons), London School of Economics and Political Science

London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Jacob Levy QC - 9 Gough SquareHe is exceptionally thorough and outstandingly good on his feet.

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading silks

Jacob Levy QC - 9 Gough SquareHe is without question the most complete package you might hope for in a barrister.

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