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

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

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud Tier 1

12 King's Bench Walk continues to 'lead the way in personal injury and disease litigation'. This 'phenomenal set' is known for attracting 'established practitioners specialising in historic disease claims', and remains the 'go-to for asbestos-related illness work'. 'Chambers lead the way in mesothelioma claims and with Michael Rawlinson QC and Harry Steinberg QC supporting the juniors as they move through the ranks, they are all highly knowledgeable or know who to bring into a case and at what stage if required'. William Audland QC represented the defendant in the Supreme Court case X v Kuoni, a claim for damages incurred due to the rape of the claimant by an employee of the Sri Lankan Hotel where she was staying while on a package holiday, which raises issues of breach of contract and vicarious liability. Also of note, Marcus Dignum took silk in 2020. The future of chambers looks bright with James Beeton highlighted as a rising star of the PI Bar.

Personal injury - Rising Stars

James Beeton - 12 King's Bench WalkHas excellent attention to detail and is good in conference with clients, putting them at ease and fully engaging with them.
Ranked: Tier 1

Industrial disease - Leading Silks

Andrew Hogarth QC - 12 King's Bench WalkHas the gravitas to impress any court, the knowledge to put any defendant representative in their place, and the skill of putting clients at ease.
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Rawlinson QC - 12 King's Bench WalkFaultless knowledge of the law in the field of disease litigation.
Ranked: Tier 1
Steven Snowden QC - 12 King's Bench WalkA persuasive but respectful advocate with a substantial practice.
Ranked: Tier 1
Harry Steinberg QC - 12 King's Bench WalkAble to fully grasp the pertinent facts and issues in a given claim with ease.
Ranked: Tier 1

Insurance fraud - Leading Silks

William Featherby QC - 12 King's Bench WalkExperienced in catastrophic injury claims.
Ranked: Tier 1

Personal injury - Leading Silks

William Audland QC - 12 King's Bench WalkAt the top of the personal injury game. William leads the case whilst also developing the capabilities of the team around him. His advocacy style is a persuasive conversation, but adversarial where required.
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Russell QC - 12 King's Bench WalkAn incredible advocate who is uniquely well prepared and dominant in court.
Ranked: Tier 2
Stephen Worthington QC - 12 King's Bench WalkHas a superb ability to boil complex cases down to a few key issues.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Hogarth QC - 12 King's Bench WalkHas the gravitas to impress any court, the knowledge to put any defendant representative in their place, and the skill of putting clients at ease.
Ranked: Tier 4
Richard Methuen QC - 12 King's Bench WalkAn excellent mediator with an easy yet authoritative manner.
Ranked: Tier 4
Harry Steinberg QC - 12 King's Bench WalkAble to fully grasp the pertinent facts and issues in a given claim with ease.
Ranked: Tier 4
William Featherby QC - 12 King's Bench WalkExperienced in catastrophic injury claims.
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Patrick Vincent QC - 12 King's Bench WalkA very experienced and persuasive advocate, who judges respond well to. Always excellently prepared and realistic with advice.

Personal injury - 2020 Silks

Marcus Dignum - 12 King's Bench WalkHighly experienced, capable, pragmatic and seasoned professional who never fails to deliver.

Industrial disease - Leading Juniors

Michael Brace - 12 King's Bench WalkHappy to undertake more difficult claims and skilled in dealing with them. He is robust and always contributes to a fair outcome for his clients.
Ranked: Tier 1
Patrick Kerr - 12 King's Bench WalkAn outstanding barrister in the field of claimant asbestos litigation who is undoubtedly destined for the top.
Ranked: Tier 1
Niall Maclean - 12 King's Bench WalkAn outstanding barrister and one of the leading juniors without a doubt in the field of claimant asbestos litigation.
Ranked: Tier 1
Gemma Scott - 12 King's Bench WalkHas been involved in some of the most high profile cases in the area of asbestos litigation. Always super prepared and brings complex issues down to an understandable level due to her in-depth knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 1
John-Paul Swoboda - 12 King's Bench WalkIntellectually astute and both determined and dedicated.
Ranked: Tier 1

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Henry Charles - 12 King's Bench WalkAble to comfortably converse with a variety of medical experts on their specialist topics, as well as grasping and articulating complex personal injuries matters clearly.
Ranked: Tier 1
Nigel Lewers - 12 King's Bench WalkA very persuasive advocate who punches at QC level. Tenacious and good attention to detail.
Ranked: Tier 1
Hugh Hamill - 12 King's Bench WalkHas an amazing eye for detail and brings strategic excellence. Very strong on employers' liability claims.
Ranked: Tier 2
Andrew Roy - 12 King's Bench WalkKnowledgeable, bright and advises with a great deal of common sense.
Ranked: Tier 2
David Sanderson - 12 King's Bench WalkAn effective negotiator and a superb trial advocate.
Ranked: Tier 2
David White - 12 King's Bench WalkHas an eye for details and a questioning, analytical mind.
Ranked: Tier 2
Gemma Scott - 12 King's Bench WalkHas been involved in some of the most high profile cases in the area of asbestos litigation. Always super prepared and brings complex issues down to an understandable level due to her in-depth knowledge.
Ranked: Tier 3
Daniel Tobin - 12 King's Bench WalkAn outstanding advocate who presents cases in a straightforward and eloquent manner.
Ranked: Tier 3
Simon Levene - 12 King's Bench WalkExcellent for asbestos-related matters.
Ranked: Tier 4
Niall Maclean - 12 King's Bench WalkAn outstanding barrister and one of the leading juniors without a doubt in the field of claimant asbestos litigation.
Ranked: Tier 4
Arun Katyar - 12 King's Bench WalkA strong, formidable advocate who is good with clients, and always well prepared.
Ranked: Tier 5
Catherine Peck - 12 King's Bench WalkCatherine is technically excellent, with a wide ranging knowledge of case law and recent decisions which enables her to advise on any novel situation which she faces. A fabulous empathetic bedside manner - great for vulnerable seriously injured clients.
Ranked: Tier 5
James Sullivan - 12 King's Bench WalkA confident advocate who can argue difficult points.
Ranked: Tier 5
Richard Viney - 12 King's Bench WalkHas a great ability to distil complex indemnity disputes down to their core issues - always gives clear and understandable advice.
Ranked: Tier 5

Aviation

Rising stars

Max Archer - 12 King's Bench WalkHe is an excellent junior. He is approachable, clear, and pragmatic.
Ranked: Tier 1

Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) Tier 2

12 King's Bench Walk is highly experienced in a range of international travel claims, namely those with jurisdiction law issues. Multi-party claims, package travel disputes, road traffic claims, and employer’s liability cases are key areas of strength. A stand-out case for William Audland QC is X v Kuoni Travel, which was referred to the Court of Justice of the European Union in 2019, while Harry Steinberg QC, who is 'credited with having driven forward 12KBW's international practice, bringing up some stellar juniors', was instructed by the claimant in Alistair Inglis v Ministry of Defence, a test case regarding noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus caused by exposure to noise while serving in the Royal Marines.

Rising stars

Max Archer - 12 King's Bench WalkHe is very strong. Sharp, clear, knowledgeable, with an easy manner.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

William Audland QC - 12 King's Bench WalkHe is an excellent, authoritative advocate in court, with good mastery of the issues.
Ranked: Tier 1
Harry Steinberg QC - 12 King's Bench WalkHe specialises in large-scale group claims.
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Philip Mead - 12 King's Bench WalkHe is one of the most innovative and informed counsel in the field of using EU Law, Conflicts of Law and comparative law in both domestic and cross-border tort law – particularly personal injury and travel law.
Ranked: Tier 1
James Sullivan - 12 King's Bench WalkHe is a strong and capable practitioner with an excellent knowledge of the law in the travel field.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Candlin - 12 King's Bench WalkHe is a careful and meticulous cross-examiner. Very helpful. Client friendly.
Ranked: Tier 3
Alex Carington - 12 King's Bench WalkHe is punching well above his weight and is already an established specialist in Athens Conventions claims. One to watch.
Ranked: Tier 3
John-Paul Swoboda - 12 King's Bench WalkHe goes from strength to strength, and is firmly in the ascendancy in this area.
Ranked: Tier 3

Clinical negligence

Leading Juniors

Henry Charles - 12 King's Bench WalkTrusted and valued advice with careful and meticulous attention to detail. Advises with a reassuring authority.
Ranked: Tier 3
Vanessa Cashman - 12 King's Bench WalkCounsel is extremely thorough and clear in her preparation of pleadings and advice. Very knowledgeable of many technical and complex medical issues.
Ranked: Tier 4
John-Paul Swoboda - 12 King's Bench WalkExcellent attention to detail, sharp analysis of key issues and excellent manner with clients.
Ranked: Tier 4

Inquests and inquiries

Leading Juniors

Edward Ramsay - 12 King's Bench WalkHe is very proactive and gives clear and concise advice. Easy to approach and communicate with. Very good on his feet and with witnesses.
Ranked: Tier 3

Employment

Leading Juniors

Carolyn D'Souza - 12 King's Bench WalkGreat knowledge of whistleblowing law and very good with clients. Carolyn has an infectious enthusiasm for employment and discrimination law and will leave no stone unturned in fighting for her clients.
Ranked: Tier 4

Martina Murphy - 12 King's Bench Walk ‘Technically excellent, well prepared, detailed, and great with clients. She inspires confidence in clients with clear pragmatic advice. She is also liked by employment judges because she moves the hearing along, especially in cross-examination.

Ranked: Tier 5
Laura Robinson - 12 King's Bench WalkExcellent - she has a fantastic manner with lay clients, making them feel that we are all part of the same team. She stands her ground and can be firm with judges and opponents. She has a good sense of what will appeal to a judge and tailors her submissions effectively to achieve the best outcome for her clients.
Ranked: Tier 5

Costs

Leading Juniors

Andrew Roy - 12 King's Bench WalkAn extremely able barrister. He is always very well prepared, fights extremely hard for his client (in a fair way) and takes all the best points.
Ranked: Tier 4

Set overviews: England and Wales

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, 12 King's Bench Walk expanded its alternative dispute resolution services to help its clients bring stage 3, small claim, and fast track personal injury matters to a conclusion when the courts could not. In other news, Steven Snowden QC has been elected chair of the Personal Injuries Bar Association for the next two years, effective from 6 April 2020; clinical negligence specialist Vanessa Cashman  has returned to practice, while personal injury specialist Marcus Dignum QC was appointed silk in March 2020.

Testimonials

Clerks:

‘A very professional and friendly chambers. Oliver Parkhouse who is Director of Clerking is excellent.’

‘Clerking team is very professional. Forward thinking, innovative and have an excellent can do attitude.’

‘Efficient, well-organised, friendly and reliable. A team to trust.’

‘Excellent. The likes of Tristan Whigham and Lexie Johnson lead a highly responsive team who will go out of their way to work with instructing lawyers and assist wherever they can.’

‘George Boggis is always willing to go the extra mile to accommodate needs so far as possible.’

‘Oliver Parkhouse and George Boggis provide excellent client care services.’

‘Oliver Parkhouse has a modern approach and is well known and liked. He has done a lot to modernise 12KBW’s brand and reach.’

‘Graham Johnson is a stalwart, always supportive, helpful and wise in tricky circumstances.’

‘One of the most superb Clerking teams out there – Oliver Parkhouse runs a very impressive outfit.’

‘Outstanding. All the clerks are receptive and really helpful, as you would expect with any leading chambers, but a special “shout out” to Graham Johnson who always goes the extra mile.’

‘The Director of Clerking, Oliver Parkhouse, is absolute class – he understands the business, his client’s needs and he looks after you in a way which is both modern and commercial but also has a touch of tradition about it. Other stand out members of the clerking team with a bright future ahead in clerking are Harry Gamble, Megan Pryde and George Boggis.’

‘The service is always exceptional. Tristan Whigham in particular is a fabulous clerk, very attentive and helpful.’

Set:

’12 KBW are an elite set with a number of excellent barristers.’

’12 KBW have spent the last 20 years assembling a chambers of 1st Class Trial Lawyers especially in the field of PI and Travel Law.’

’12 KBW is a very strong set for Personal Injury/ Insurance related work. They have some very experienced QCs and senior juniors but also younger barristers coming up through the ranks who are showing good promise.’

12 kbw is a very strong set. They have in depth PI counsel. They are at the very top of the game in terms of ID work and PI. The juniors as well as the silks are excellent.’

’12 Kings Bench Walk is the go-to set for asbestos related illness work and has strength from juniors to leaders. It offers bespoke support to the Claimant asbestos related illness field.’

’12KBW cover the whole range of catastrophic injury work, with the highest concentration of market leading barristers in this field.’

‘A very strong set which benefits from handling both claimant and defendant work so opinions are measured whilst retaining passion for whichever cause they are fighting.’

‘Chambers is at the forefront of issues of Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) and has a wealth of experience in their junior Counsel.’

‘I primarily use 12 KBW because they provide such a good service. I rate them at the top of the market for defendant personal injury large loss/catastrophic injury work. The set has never let me down.’

‘I have worked with 12 KBW for approx 20 years, the last 3 years primarily with the International and Travel practice group. The breadth of knowledge in this area is second to none with a large pool of juniors and seniors to assist whether that be a fast track, multi track of large loss/complex claim.’

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 QC photo William Audland QC 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
 Marcus Dignum  photo Marcus Dignum Marcus specialises in catastrophic and complex personal injury claims is one of…
 Carolyn D’Souza photo Carolyn D’Souza Carolyn is an employment specialist, and head of 12 KBW’s Employment and…
 William Featherby QC photo William Featherby QC 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,…
 Isaac Hogarth  photo Isaac Hogarth Isaac has a busy junior practice, representing claimants and defendants across the…
 Andrew Hogarth QC photo Andrew Hogarth QC Andrew Hogarth QC has a strong reputation both in the field of…
 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 QC photo Gerard Martin QC 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 QC photo Richard Methuen QC 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 QC photo Michael Rawlinson QC 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 QC photo Paul Russell QC 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 QC photo Steven Snowden QC Steven is developing an outstanding QC practice in PI and industrial disease,…
 Daniel Sokol  photo Daniel Sokol Acts for both claimants and defendants in high-value cases in clinical negligence…
 Harry Steinberg QC photo Harry Steinberg QC 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 QC photo Ronald Walker QC 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 QC photo Stephen Worthington QC Stephen’s main areas of expertise: personal injury, in which he is predominantly…
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