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12 King's Bench Walk Bristol Annex
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12 King's Bench Walk Bristol Annex > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.
‘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.’
‘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.’
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.
‘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.’
‘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.’
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.
‘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‘.
‘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 Bristol Annex > Set Profile
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.
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.
|Director of Clerking||PARKHOUSE, Oliveremail@example.com||020 7415 8342|
|Senior Clerk||JOHNSON, Grahamfirstname.lastname@example.org||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)|