Set Profile > 12 King's Bench Walk > London, England

Chambers of Paul Russell QC
12 King's Bench Walk
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7EL
England

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud Tier 1

12 King's Bench Walk continues to be regarded as a 'set of importance within the area of personal injury litigation'. This 'slick, well oiled and professional outfit' is 'bursting with talent' and fields 'some impressive barristers at all levels'; the silk offering was strengthened even further by the appointment of Patrick Vincent QC  in 2021. Steven Snowden QC and John-Paul Swoboda are noted for their involvement with Witham v Steve Hill Ltd, an important case in determining the proper breadth and scope of the Fatal Accidents Act, which also serves to illustrate the chambers' reputation as a 'leading set for asbestos-related compensation claims'. In another key recent highlight, William Audland QC appeared in the landmark case of Swift v Carpenter, which changed the law as to how a claim for the capital costs of accommodation in the context of a negative discount rate should be quantified.

Personal injury - Rising Stars

Max Archer - 12 King's Bench WalkMax is a future superstar of the personal injury Bar.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Beeton - 12 King's Bench WalkJames has a brilliantly analytical yet creative legal intellect which he brings to bear in the most legally challenging of claims, with jurisdictional issues being a particular forte of his.
Ranked: Tier 1

Industrial disease - Leading Silks

Andrew Hogarth QC - 12 King's Bench WalkHe has an astounding ability to identify significant issues with ease and be there waiting with a smile when everyone else catches up to him.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Rawlinson QC - 12 King's Bench WalkMichael has an amazing ability to get to grips with complex procedural issues within a very short period of time.
Ranked: Tier 1
Steven Snowden QC - 12 King's Bench WalkA real heavyweight silk who has an attractive advocacy style and an easy manner. 
Ranked: Tier 1
Harry Steinberg QC - 12 King's Bench WalkHarry is excellent at identifying the key themes that will resonate with the court then presenting them in a calm and persuasive manner.
Ranked: Tier 1

Personal injury - Leading Silks

William Audland QC - 12 King's Bench WalkA master tactician in assessing the merit of a case and advising upon a strategy to leverage litigation risk against your opponent.
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Worthington QC - 12 King's Bench WalkHe is a fierce advocate, highly respected by the judiciary, fellow barristers, experts and insurance clients alike.
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Russell QC - 12 King's Bench WalkPaul is an excellent advocate, his forensic analysis is second to none, and he is able to deal with very difficult experts and witnesses in an effortlessly charming way.
Ranked: Tier 2
Steven Snowden QC12 King’s Bench WalkSteven is a persuasive advocate who has the ear of the court.
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 4
Andrew Hogarth QC - 12 King's Bench WalkHe has an astounding ability to identify significant issues with ease and be there waiting with a smile when everyone else catches up to him.
Ranked: Tier 4
Ranked: Tier 4
Michael Rawlinson QC - 12 King's Bench WalkMichael has an amazing ability to get to grips with complex procedural issues within a very short period of time.
Ranked: Tier 4
Harry Steinberg QC - 12 King's Bench WalkHarry is excellent at identifying the key themes that will resonate with the court then presenting them in a calm and persuasive manner.
Ranked: Tier 4

Personal injury - 2020 Silks

Marcus Dignum QC12 King’s Bench WalkA first-class advocate whose technical expertise and presentation skills impress both clients and judges.

Personal injury - 2021 Silks

Patrick Vincent QC - 12 King's Bench WalkHe makes decision-making with even the most technical and complex legal arguments easy for judges, with his logical and digestible, but well-considered, submissions.

Industrial disease - Leading Juniors

John-Paul Swoboda - 12 King's Bench WalkJohn-Paul is an exceptional junior. He is willing to take on difficult cases and gives each case his all.
Ranked: Tier 1
Aliyah Akram - 12 King's Bench WalkShe has a very high knowledge base in respect of asbestos claims and is gimlet-eyed over detail to be put into the schedule of loss.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ivan Bowley - 12 King's Bench WalkIvan is a formidable barrister, whose meticulous preparation and detailed knowledge of asbestos disease litigation means he easily gains the confidence and trust of often vulnerable and very poorly clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Brace - 12 King's Bench WalkHe is very experienced in the technical aspects of asbestos disease work and can cut through evidence to get to the nub of a case quickly.
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Kerr - 12 King's Bench WalkHe is one of the go-to barristers in the field of industrial disease - doesn't hesitate to take on very difficult cases and achieve success in them.
Ranked: Tier 1
Niall Maclean - 12 King's Bench WalkOne of the most impressive barristers in asbestos claims, with a real eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gemma Scott - 12 King's Bench WalkShe is an expert in asbestos litigation and has been involved in some of the recent test cases.
Ranked: Tier 1

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Henry Charles - 12 King's Bench WalkHenry has an impressive breadth of knowledge about legal and practical subjects which he uses to focus potentially complicated issues to provide practical and workable solutions.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nigel Lewers - 12 King's Bench WalkHis technical knowledge and expertise is phenomenal, especially in cases involving multiple parties, complex liability and indemnity arguments.
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Roy - 12 King's Bench WalkA razor-sharp intellect coupled with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the case law, who is able to combine both into dazzling and fearless advocacy.
Ranked: Tier 1
David Sanderson - 12 King's Bench WalkDavid has an authoritative air, yet works in a calm, laid back and collaborative fashion. He has an ability to cut to the chase and find clarity when faced with complex scenarios.
Ranked: Tier 1
Hugh Hamill - 12 King's Bench WalkGreat at getting to grips with a case, and has a superb strike rate for settlements.
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Tobin - 12 King's Bench WalkDaniel is very good at taking a step back and and applying his expertise to the broad facts in working out how to make a claim successful, as well as having an excellent eye for important issues in a case. 
Ranked: Tier 2
David White - 12 King's Bench WalkHe is particularly hot on costs issues, and is fast building a reputation in this technical area. An asset on any team.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gemma Scott - 12 King's Bench WalkShe is an expert in asbestos litigation and has been involved in some of the recent test cases.
Ranked: Tier 3
Niall Maclean - 12 King's Bench WalkOne of the most impressive barristers in asbestos claims, with a real eye for detail.
Ranked: Tier 4
James Sullivan - 12 King's Bench WalkHe has excellent attention to detail, adds real value to cases and is very able when it comes to managing clients and experts alike.
Ranked: Tier 4
Isaac Hogarth - 12 King's Bench WalkIsaac is very thorough, considered and extremely intelligent.
Ranked: Tier 5
Arun Katyar - 12 King's Bench WalkArun is extremely capable and utterly forensic. He is a ferocious advocate, as well as being tactically astute.
Ranked: Tier 5
Catherine Peck - 12 King's Bench WalkA fearless and persuasive advocate who is meticulous in her preparation.
Ranked: Tier 5
Nina Ross - 12 King's Bench WalkCrystal-clear in her thinking and analysis, she is able to marshal the material and frame the argument for maximum impact.
Ranked: Tier 5
John-Paul Swoboda - 12 King's Bench WalkJohn-Paul is an exceptional junior. He is willing to take on difficult cases and gives each case his all.
Ranked: Tier 5
Anna Symington - 12 King's Bench WalkShe is meticulous in her preparation, as well as being thoughtful and wise in the advice given.
Ranked: Tier 5
Aliyah Akram - 12 King's Bench WalkShe has a very high knowledge base in respect of asbestos claims and is gimlet-eyed over detail to be put into the schedule of loss.
Ranked: Tier 5
Thomas Banks - 12 King's Bench WalkHe has a real specialty in military claims and can bring a breadth of knowledge and understanding that you simply cannot find elsewhere.
Ranked: Tier 5

Testimonials

Set

‘Excellent set bursting with talent and bright lawyers.’

‘Leading set for asbestos-related compensation claims.’

’12 KBW are justifiably regarded as being a leading set in personal injury work.’

‘They are a slick, well oiled and professional outfit with some impressive barristers at all levels. The silks are heavily committed to bringing on their junior talent and this shows.’

‘A set of importance within the area of personal injury litigation.’

Clerking 

‘The clerks are excellent – very helpful and responsive.’

‘The clerks’ room are always available and will do all that they can to facilitate matters.’

‘Tristan Whigham, Lexie Johnson, George Boggis and Harry Gamble all provide tremendous support.’

‘Graham Johnson is always very helpful and willing to go the extra mile to assist.’

‘Oliver Parkhouse and Tristan Wigham are at the top of their game. They provide superlative client care. They are professional and efficient at all times.’

London Bar > Environment

Rising stars

Kate Boakes - 12 King's Bench WalkA fantastic barrister who is able to quickly get to grips with a subject matter and provide valuable input.
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Employment

Rising stars

David Green - 12 King's Bench WalkDavid has a great eye for detail and provides clear and succinct advice - a strong advocate with an in-depth knowledge of employment law. 
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Watson - 12 King's Bench WalkAndrew is confident, has a good grasp of the issues and legal complexities of the case, and is personable to deal with. 
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Carolyn D'Souza - 12 King's Bench WalkVery professional and extremely knowledgeable - clearly very experienced in her field. Carolyn has a very focused manner and is able to get a handle of the issues quickly.
Ranked: Tier 3
Martina Murphy - 12 King's Bench WalkBright, thorough and easy to work with, and she has a great ability to comprehend the factual scenario and get to grips with the points of law and formulate a pragmatic approach.
Ranked: Tier 4
Laura Robinson - 12 King's Bench WalkAn excellent barrister on all fronts. Laura's client care skills and ability to simplify complex facts and legal issues is second to none. Laura is very approachable and responsive to any issues that arise on a case.
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Aviation

Rising stars

Max Archer - 12 King's Bench WalkMax is logical, considered, knowledgeable and an excellent advocate. I fully expect even greater things from Max and that in years to come, he will establish himself as a leading aviation barrister.
Ranked: Tier 1

London Bar > Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) Tier 2

12 King's Bench Walk ‘a go-to set for cross-border litigation, package travel and international transport cases as well as multi-party claims’, with ‘experience across the range of levels’. William Audland QC is the standout silk in this particular field, and  advised the travel operator in the X v Kuoni case, concerning the rape of a package holiday guest in a hotel. At junior level, Philip Mead has been the most prevalent and is highlighted by clients for his extensive experience in EU law in this area.

Rising stars

Max Archer - 12 King's Bench WalkMax is clear and pragmatic in the advice provided.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

William Audland QC - 12 King's Bench WalkHe is one of the best barristers out there for complex quantum aspects of international injury in my view.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Philip Mead - 12 King's Bench WalkHe has made EU personal injury law his own.
Ranked: Tier 1
Ranked: Tier 2
James Candlin - 12 King's Bench WalkJames has a great grasp of the law in this area and an excellent ability to communicate with judges.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alex Carington - 12 King's Bench WalkHas built himself a well-deserved reputation as a go-to junior on Athens Convention claims.
Ranked: Tier 3
John-Paul Swoboda - 12 King's Bench WalkSwoboda is fluent at Spanish and also very familiar with the Spanish judicial system.
Ranked: Tier 3

Testimonials

Set

‘Great bunch of talented and down to earth barristers who are very personable and will go the extra mile.’

‘There is a great depth of helpful, organised and meticulous barristers.’

‘A strong set within travel litigation and cross-border claims. Extremely approachable and a very reliable service.’

’12 KBW have a very strong team in the area of travel and international law.’

‘The juniors are of a good standard and the set is well respected in the travel sphere.’

Clerking

‘George Boggis. is very organised and prompt with responses. He goes out of his way to find solutions to issues.’

‘George Boggis has been extremely helpful and supportive in arranging conferences and delivery of papers in an efficient manner.’

‘Very good – very responsive and very willing to accommodate requests in timings of timings and fees.’

‘Clerks are very helpful and have dealt well with Covid and remote working practices.’

‘Helpful clerks, led by the excellent Oliver Parkhouse.’

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

Leading Silks

Michael Rawlinson QC - 12 King's Bench WalkAn exceptional advocate - difficult to best his advocacy skills. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and fights his client's corner hard.
Ranked: Tier 3

Leading Juniors

Edward Ramsay - 12 King's Bench WalkUtter and dogged commitment to leaving no stone unturned when considering a case's strengths and weaknesses, and an innovative thinker in respect of inquests.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Clinical negligence Tier 4

12 King's Bench Walk 'goes from strength to strength in this field'. The set is home to 'many excellent counsel', who handle a range of high-value and complex cases, including spinal cord and brain injuries and delayed diagnoses of cancer and other conditions. In a recent case highlight, the 'razor-sharp' William Audland QC successfully represented the claimant in a £4.5m claim arising from the delayed diagnosis and treatment of a spinal epidural haematoma. The practice is also recognised for its 'excellent juniors rising up through the ranks'. The newly ranked Daniel Sokol successfully acted for the claimant in John Taheny v Secretary for Health and Social Care and Others, which revolved around the non-disclosure of a diagnosis of Klinefelter syndrome to the claimant, who remained unaware of his condition for five decades.

Leading Silks

William Audland QC - 12 King's Bench WalkWilliam is an phenomenal advocate who will go the extra mile and really fight for the client. His attention to detail is superb and he has a fantastic brain.
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

John-Paul Swoboda - 12 King's Bench WalkHe is a calm, quick-thinking advocate who has an impressive ability to identify the critical issues in any dispute. An impressively persuasive junior.
Ranked: Tier 3
Vanessa Cashman - 12 King's Bench WalkVanessa is the perfect blend of astute intellect and empathy.
Ranked: Tier 3
Henry Charles - 12 King's Bench WalkA real fighter with a good bedside manner with distressed clients.
Ranked: Tier 3
Charlotte Reynolds - 12 King's Bench WalkCharlotte always gets to the nub of cases in a fast and efficient manner.
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniel Sokol - 12 King's Bench WalkA good tactician with a razor sharp mind. He has extensive expertise in clinical negligence cases.
Ranked: Tier 4

Testimonials

Set

‘A large diverse set with good strength in depth‘.

Chambers has a number of high calibre barristers in the field of clinical negligence‘.

Very efficient set‘.

12KBW has a great range of clinical negligence barristers‘.

Clerking 

Particularly well run by Oliver Parkhouse, who is a credit to the set‘.

This set has a dedicated and friendly clerking team who go the extra mile to provide an excellent service. They are always responsive and excellent in their communication‘.

Lexie Johnson is devastatingly efficient‘.

The clerks’ room is strongly led by Oliver Parkhouse, while clinical negligence clerks George Boggis and Lexie Johnson offer an outstanding blend of knowledge and capabilities‘.

George Boggis does a fantastic job: very proactive and dynamic‘.

12 King’s Bench Walk continues to be at the forefront of many of the most significant cases in its practice areas, offering a wealth of expertise through its 91 members, including 11 silks.

The chambers: 12 King’s Bench Walk is a leading civil set, with 91 members, 11 of which are Queen’s Counsel. 12KBW is at the forefront of developments in the law, having been instructed in many of the leading tort cases of recent times and is best known for bringing and defending personal injury, industrial disease, and clinical negligence claims as well as employment law.

Work undertaken
Personal injury: The past year was one of considerable success for 12KBW, continuing its pre-eminent position in personal injury work; members specialise in the full range of personal injury claims. 12KBW appeared in RoadPeace v (1) Secretary of State for Transport (2) MIB, Lewington v MIB, Cameron v Hussain & LV Insurance, McBride v UKI and Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Limited.

Industrial disease: 12KBW continue to be at the forefront of industrial disease litigation, with leading specialists at the bar appearing in prominent cases. Expertise in asbestos litigation is unrivalled, with members instructed in some of the most significant cases, such as Dryden v Johnson Matthey and Bussey v Anglia Heating Ltd.

Clinical negligence: 12KBW has a large and well-regarded clinical negligence team, acting on behalf of both claimants and defendants, including NHS Trusts, medical defence organisations, privately insured practitioners and private hospitals.

Employment and discrimination: 12KBW’s employment and discrimination team handles the full spectrum of employment, discrimination and commercial employment cases. It has strength in the cross-over between employment and personal injury law, such as workplace stress claims, disability discrimination following an industrial accident, and discrimination in the education and services sectors.

International and travel: 12KBW has been instructed in many of the key travel and aviation cases, including Hoteles Pinero Canarias v Keefe, Noble Caledonia v Air Niugini, X v Kuoni, Clay v TUI and Xstrata. 12KBW offers leading expertise on jurisdiction, applicable law, package travel, aviation and multi-party litigation. 12KBW are often instructed by motor insurers in cross-border road traffic accidents, including domestic proceedings brought against foreign insurers, and proceedings brought directly against English insurers or the Motor Insurers’ Bureau in respect of accidents abroad.

Insurance: Barristers are regularly instructed across policy coverage areas, including employer’s and public liability, professional indemnity, and motor and property damage policies.

Product liability: 12KBW has acted in some of the most exciting and novel product liability cases of the past few decades. Undertaking industrial disease claims, and claims involving pharmaceuticals, breast implants, consumer goods, mobility equipment and food and drink.

ADR: 12KBW provides a professional and effective ADR service, particularly in personal injury and related areas. 12KBW ADR also deals with all areas of law and legal disputes, including those with an international dimension.

Department Name Email Telephone
Director of Clerking PARKHOUSE, Oliver parkhouse@12kbw.co.uk 020 7415 8342
Senior Clerk JOHNSON, Graham johnson@12kbw.co.uk 020 7415 8302
Head of Chambers RUSSELL QC, Paul (1984, 2011)
Members of Chambers WALKER QC, Ronald (1962, 1983)
Members of Chambers METHUEN QC, Richard (1972, 1997)
Members of Chambers HOGARTH QC, Andrew (1974, 2003)
Members of Chambers MARTIN QC, Gerard (1978, 2000)
Members of Chambers WORTHINGTON QC, Stephen (1976, 2006)
Members of Chambers FEATHERBY QC, William (1978, 2008)
Members of Chambers RAWLINSON QC, Michael (1991, 2009)
Members of Chambers AUDLAND QC, William (1992, 2015)
Members of Chambers STEINBERG QC, Harry (1997, 2016)
Members of Chambers SNOWDEN QC, Steven (1989, 2017)
Members of Chambers LEVENE, Simon (1977)
Members of Chambers SANDERSON, David (1985)
Members of Chambers LEWERS, Nigel (1986)
Members of Chambers CHARLES, Henry (1987)
Members of Chambers PICKERING, Andrew (1987)
Members of Chambers HAMILL, Hugh (1988)
Members of Chambers MEAD, Philip (1989)
Members of Chambers CHAMBERS, Adam (1989)
Members of Chambers CHANDLER, Kate (1990)
Members of Chambers BOWLEY, Ivan (1990)
Members of Chambers CANDLIN, James (1991)
Members of Chambers BRACE, Michael (1991)
Members of Chambers VINCENT, Patrick (1992)
Members of Chambers JACKSON, Stephanie (1992)
Members of Chambers KATYAR, Arun (1993)
Members of Chambers KENDALL, Joel (1993)
Members of Chambers VINEY, Richard (1994)
Members of Chambers D'SOUZA, Carolyn (1994)
Members of Chambers DIGNUM, Marcus (1994)
Members of Chambers TOBIN, Daniel (1994)
Members of Chambers PECK, Catherine (1995)
Members of Chambers MCCLUGGAGE, Brian (1995)
Members of Chambers THOMSON, Louise (1996)
Members of Chambers JOHN, Simon (1996)
Members of Chambers ABER, Gordon (1996)
Members of Chambers LEECH, Benedict (1997)
Members of Chambers MADAN, Pankaj (1997)
Members of Chambers CALLOW, David (1998)
Members of Chambers AGGREY-ORLEANS, Kweku (1998)
Members of Chambers MURPHY, Martina (1998)
Members of Chambers SHARPE, David (1999)
Members of Chambers WHITE, David (1999)
Members of Chambers STEPHENSON, Lisa (1999)
Members of Chambers WARD, Andrew (2000)
Members of Chambers REYNOLDS, Charlotte (2001)
Members of Chambers FROST, Angela (2001)
Members of Chambers ROBINSON, Laura (2001)
Members of Chambers ROY, Andrew (2002)
Members of Chambers SYMINGTON, Anna (2002)
Members of Chambers NEWNHAM, Mary (2003)
Members of Chambers SCOTT, Gemma (2005)
Members of Chambers SULLIVAN, James (2005)
Members of Chambers LAW, Charlotte (2005)
Members of Chambers KERR, Patrick (2006)
Members of Chambers BESLEE, Sarah (2006)
Members of Chambers CARINGTON, Alex (2006)
Members of Chambers KENNEDY, Roisin (2006)
Members of Chambers SWOBODA, John-Paul (2006)
Members of Chambers ROBERTSHAW, Charles (2007)
Members of Chambers READ, Emily (2007)
Members of Chambers PATTERSON, Hollie (2008)
Members of Chambers MACLEAN, Niall (2008)
Members of Chambers PACEY, Thomas (2008)
Members of Chambers ALDRED, Lois (2008)
Members of Chambers WILSON, Thea (2008)
Members of Chambers RUDD, Oliver (2009)
Members of Chambers CASHMAN, Vanessa (2009)
Members of Chambers REZAIE, Ghazaleh (2009)
Members of Chambers BANKS, Thomas (2010)
Members of Chambers BUCH, Rachit (2010)
Members of Chambers BADENOCH, Rory (2010)
Members of Chambers ROSS, Nina (2010)
Members of Chambers SOKOL, Daniel (2011)
Members of Chambers HOGARTH, Isaac (2011)
Members of Chambers RAMSAY, Edward (2012)
Members of Chambers AKRAM, Aliyah (2012)
Members of Chambers BURIN, Achas (2012)
Members of Chambers WATSON, Andrew (2013)
Members of Chambers MUKITH, Farhana (2013)
Members of Chambers BEETON, James (2013)
Members of Chambers MCKEOWN, Jeremy (2013)
Members of Chambers BOAKES, Kate (2014)
Members of Chambers ARCHER, Max (2014)
Members of Chambers GREEN, David (2015)
Members of Chambers CUNNINGHAM, Ted (2015)
Members of Chambers BOULDEN, Elizabeth (2016)
Members of Chambers TURNER, Spencer (2016)
Members of Chambers TURTON, Charley (2017)
Members of Chambers WALLER, Helen (2017)
Members of Chambers MURRAY, Craig (2017)
Photo Name Position Profile
 Gordon Aber  photo Gordon Aber Gordon commenced practice at the Johannesburg Bar in the late 1980s. He…
 Kweku Aggrey-Orleans  photo Kweku Aggrey-Orleans Kweku has practiced widely across all of chambers’ core areas of law…
 Aliyah Akram  photo Aliyah Akram A specialist in industrial disease, with a particular focus on acting for…
 Lois Aldred  photo Lois Aldred Lois acts for both claimants and defendants and has experience of all…
 Max Archer  photo Max Archer Max has developed a strong international and travel practice with a particular…
 William Audland photo William Audland William has a strong specialist personal injury, clinical negligence, travel and sports…
 Rory Badenoch  photo Rory Badenoch Rory has extensive experience in cases involving personal injury of all kinds,…
 Thomas Banks  photo Thomas Banks Acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants in small claims track…
 James Beeton  photo James Beeton James specialises in cross-border tort cases, claims against public authorities and industrial…
 Sarah Beslee  photo Sarah Beslee Specialises in personal injury, including employers’ liability, public liability and road traffic…
 Kate Boakes  photo Kate Boakes Kate specialises in international personal injury, industrial disease, and sexual abuse. She…
 Elizabeth Boulden  photo Elizabeth Boulden Personal Injury, Industrial Disease, Inquests, International & Travel, Clinical Negligence, Credit Hire,…
 Ivan Bowley  photo Ivan Bowley
 Michael Brace  photo Michael Brace Called to the Bar 1991.  General Provincial Panel of Treasury Counsel: 2000-07. …
 Rachit Buch  photo Rachit Buch Acts for both claimants and defendants in small claims track and fast-track…
 Achas Burin  photo Achas Burin Tort law: Achas was instructed as a junior in Coventry v Lawrence…
 David Callow  photo David Callow Barrister dealing with personal injury, industrial disease, employment and public law. David…
 James Candlin  photo James Candlin Specialist Personal injury practitioner. Interest in foreign jurisdictional law issues since called…
 Alex Carington  photo Alex Carington Alex is in court almost every day and acts on behalf of…
 Vanessa Cashman  photo Vanessa Cashman Vanessa acts almost exclusively for claimants in all types of clinical negligence…
 Adam Chambers  photo Adam Chambers The majority of Adam’s practice involves overlaps between PI and other areas…
 Kate Chandler  photo Kate Chandler Barrister specialising in personal injury, including employer’s liability and road traffic accidents,…
 Henry Charles  photo Henry Charles Henry, a clinical negligence specialist, acts for Claimants and Defendants.   Cases have…
 Ted Cunningham  photo Ted Cunningham
 Carolyn D’Souza  photo Carolyn D’Souza Carolyn is an employment specialist, and head of 12 KBW’s Employment and…
 Marcus Dignum  photo Marcus Dignum Marcus specialises in catastrophic and complex personal injury claims is one of…
 William Featherby photo William Featherby Barrister specialising in personal injury, medical negligence, professional negligence, insurance and reinsurance;…
 Angela Frost  photo Angela Frost Complex and high value personal injury work with a particular interest in…
 David Green  photo David Green David’s practice continues to grow, and he regularly appears in the county…
 Hugh Hamill  photo Hugh Hamill Specialises in catastrophic and large loss claims, generally acting for local authorities,…
 Andrew Hogarth photo Andrew Hogarth Andrew Hogarth QC has a strong reputation both in the field of…
 Isaac Hogarth  photo Isaac Hogarth Isaac has a specialist clinical negligence and personal injury practice. A large…
 Stephanie Jackson  photo Stephanie Jackson Barrister specialising in personal injury, professional negligence and general common law with…
 Simon John  photo Simon John Personal injury: Simon undertakes work for claimant and defendant in a wide…
 Arun Katyar  photo Arun Katyar Arun Katyar specialises solely in personal injury work. He is a busy…
 Joel Kendall  photo Joel Kendall Barrister specialising in employment, personal injury, professional negligence.
 Roisin Kennedy  photo Roisin Kennedy Roisin is instructed in a wide range of civil litigation including personal…
 Patrick Kerr  photo Patrick Kerr Patrick specializes in industrial disease claims, primarily on behalf of the victims…
 Charlotte Law  photo Charlotte Law Charlotte practises predominantly in the field of clinical negligence, dealing with cases…
 Ben Leech  photo Ben Leech Ben acts for both Claimants and Defendants in a full range of…
 Simon Levene  photo Simon Levene Barrister specialising in personal injury with particular interest in cases involving accountancy…
 Nigel Lewers  photo Nigel Lewers Nigel is recognised in the Legal 500 as a Leading Junior. He…
 Niall Maclean  photo Niall Maclean Niall is sought after for high value and complex personal injury and…
 Pankaj Madan  photo Pankaj Madan Pankaj specialises in Catastrophic and Life-Changing Injury with specialist expertise in Brain…
 Gerard Martin photo Gerard Martin Barrister specialising in catastrophic injury litigation and clinical negligence. Also a tenant…
 Brian McCluggage  photo Brian McCluggage Personal Injury, Insurance, Fraud, Clinical Negligence, Property
 Jeremy McKeown  photo Jeremy McKeown
 Philip Mead  photo Philip Mead Philip has acted in leading cases involving cross-border personal injury and the…
 Richard Methuen photo Richard Methuen Richard Methuen specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence, and in professional…
 Farhana Mukith  photo Farhana Mukith Farhana accepts instructions in most areas of Chambers’ work, with a particular…
 Martina Murphy  photo Martina Murphy Employment and Discrimination specialist.  Particular expertise in the Healthcare Sector. Regularly act…
 Craig Murrary  photo Craig Murrary
 Mary Newnham  photo Mary Newnham Mary practices predominantly in personal injury and clinical negligence. She acts for…
 Tom Pacey  photo Tom Pacey Thomas appears regularly in fast and multi-track matters, has experience of acting…
 Hollie Patterson  photo Hollie Patterson
 Catherine Peck  photo Catherine Peck Catherine specialises in high value and catastrophic injury claims across the board…
 Timothy Petts  photo Timothy Petts Barrister specialising in personal injury (claimant and defendant) with a particular interest…
 Andrew Pickering  photo Andrew Pickering Barrister specialising in personal injury, litigation professional indemnity, litigation insurance; cases include:…
 Edward Ramsay  photo Edward Ramsay Ed has developed a specialist inquest practice far beyond his year of…
 Michael Rawlinson photo Michael Rawlinson Michael specialises in occupational and environmental cancer claims of whatever type. This…
 Emily Read  photo Emily Read Emily practices in all areas of personal injury law. Her main interests…
 Charlotte Reynolds  photo Charlotte Reynolds Charlotte represents claimants and defendants in complex and high-value claims. Although called…
 Ghazaleh Rezaie  photo Ghazaleh Rezaie Ghazaleh was called to the Bar in 2009 but did not start…
 Charles Robertshaw  photo Charles Robertshaw Charles has considerable experience in a wide range of personal injury work,…
 Laura Robinson  photo Laura Robinson Laura is an employment specialist who represents large corporations, SME’s, public and…
 Nina Ross  photo Nina Ross Nina specialises in personal injury claims arising out of sexual / physical…
 Andrew Roy  photo Andrew Roy Barrister specialising in personal injury (including industrial disease), clinical negligence, costs, professional…
 Oliver Rudd  photo Oliver Rudd Personal Injury, Product Liability, Insurance law, International and Travel Law, Industrial Disease,…
 Paul Russell photo Paul Russell Paul Russell QC is a leading personal injury silk, specialising in high…
 David Sanderson  photo David Sanderson Specialisation in Personal Injury work for more than 20 years acting for…
 Gemma Scott  photo Gemma Scott Gemma specialises in personal injury work. She is particularly experienced in catastrophic…
Dr David Sharpe  photo Dr David Sharpe Barrister, clinical negligence: cases involve complex medical evidence of very high value;…
 Steven Snowden photo Steven Snowden Steven has an outstanding QC practice.  He is an experienced trial advocate…
 Daniel Sokol  photo Daniel Sokol Acts for both claimants and defendants in high-value cases in clinical negligence…
 Harry Steinberg photo Harry Steinberg Harry Steinberg specialises in large-scale group claims – typically involving private international…
 Lisa Stephenson  photo Lisa Stephenson Barrister specialising in personal injury, employment and general comon law.
 James Sullivan  photo James Sullivan James undertakes a mixture of fast and multi-track work. He regularly appears…
 John-Paul Swoboda  photo John-Paul Swoboda John-Paul practices in all aspects of Personal Injury law. He has particular…
 Anna Symington  photo Anna Symington Personal Injury, Fraud, Inquests, Insurance, Public Authority Liability, Costs
 Louise Thomson  photo Louise Thomson Personal injury.
 Daniel Tobin  photo Daniel Tobin Daniel has a well-established personal injuries practice. He has particular expertise in…
 Spencer Turner  photo Spencer Turner
 Charley Turton  photo Charley Turton
 Patrick Vincent  photo Patrick Vincent Catastrophic personal injury, international insurance and personal injury claims, European insurance law,…
 Richard Viney  photo Richard Viney Barrister specialising in construction, computer-related law, general commercial and contract, holiday and…
 Ronald Walker photo Ronald Walker Ronald Walker Q.C. is a senior silk in Chambers. He practises mainly…
 Helen Waller  photo Helen Waller
 Andrew Ward  photo Andrew Ward Andrew is a true personal injury specialist. The Legal 500 (2016 Edition)…
 Andrew Watson  photo Andrew Watson Junior barrister specialising in employment and personal injury.
 David White  photo David White David is well known for his extensive personal injury, clinical negligence and…
 Thea Wilson  photo Thea Wilson Thea’s court practice encompasses a wide range of civil work including all…
 Stephen Worthington photo Stephen Worthington Stephen’s main areas of expertise: personal injury, in which he is predominantly…
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