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12 King's Bench Walk

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

The set at 12 King’s Bench Walk is described as ‘the best personal injury set at the Bar’, and has a reputation for its breadth of expertise across the set, which range from catastrophic and fatal personal injury work, to industrial disease and fraud. ‘Brilliant mind’ William Audland KC is instructed for the Rugby Football League on the high-profile concussion matters brought by multiple claimants in Dyson & Others v RFL. Patrick Kerr is worthy of mention, having recently succeeded for the claimant in a mesothelioma claim against the BBC. Michael Rawlinson KC notably led Kate Boakes and Cressida Mawdesley-Thomas successfully for the claimant in Mather v Ministry of Defence, wherein a £3m settlement was reached for a former RAF airman who developed multiple sclerosis following exposure to solvents in excess of the maximum standard regulatory limits.

Personal injury - Rising Stars

Max Archer12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Max has a lovely manner with clients and breaks things down for easy understanding.
Ranked: Tier 1
Spencer Turner 12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Spencer has already developed a practice that exceeds his seniority.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Cressida Mawdesley-Thomas12 King’s Bench WalkCressida has already amassed an extremely impressive caseload, far beyond that of many barristers much more senior.’      
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Silks

William Audland KC12 King’s Bench Walk 'William is a leader in every sense of the word. As good on paper as he is in court, where he is a master at work.'      
Ranked: Tier 1
Stephen Worthington KC12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Stephen is the best personal injury silk at the Bar and is respected by the entire profession. He settles the hardest cases with ease.’      
Ranked: Tier 1
Michael Rawlinson KC12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Michael is the nuke button to press to totally demolish opponents.’  
Ranked: Tier 1
Steven Snowden KC12 King’s Bench Walk Steven is one of the most balanced barristers at the personal injury Bar. He works for both claimants and defendants which gives him a unique insight that benefits everyone.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Paul Russell KC12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Paul is a first-class barrister and excellent advocate, he is forensically analytical, he gets to the issues quickly and effortlessly achieving fantastic results. A pleasure to work with.'      
Ranked: Tier 2
Harry Steinberg KC12 King’s Bench Walk ‘His command of the subject matter is second-to-none. Harry is prepared to look at more unusual claims and is skilled at identifying and assessing the issues.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Ranked: Tier 3
Ranked: Tier 3
Marcus Dignum 12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Marcus has taken seamlessly to silk and maintained his easy-going style. He is an astute tactician and very skilled at cutting through to the crux of the issues.’
Ranked: Tier 4

2021 Silks

Patrick Vincent KC12 King’s Bench Walk Patrick has a fantastic, calm temperament which is reassuring at all times. His strength is his knowledge his great ‘bedside manner’ when talking to clients.’

Personal injury - Leading Juniors

Patrick Kerr  – 12 King’s Bench WalkPatrick is an outstanding counsel that provides silk-level service on every case he is instructed upon.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Gemma Scott12 King’s Bench Walk 'Gemma is an outstanding junior at the heart of the engine room at 12KBW, able to to master the most complex legal and factual issues in catastrophic injury claims with consummate ease.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Niall Maclean12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Niall has extensive experience dealing with asbestos related claims and can safely be relied upon to give straightforward advice in this highly specialist field of work.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Henry Charles12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Henry has a great analytical brain which quickly gets to the heart of the issue.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Nigel Lewers12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Nigel is a very calm and considered advocate whom instils confidence in those working with him.'
Ranked: Tier 1
Andrew Roy12 King’s Bench Walk ‘First-rate and amongst those waiting to take silk. Total mastery of the detail is the mark of his preparation'
Ranked: Tier 1
David Sanderson12 King’s Bench Walk ‘David has incredible forensic ability and is able to do the work of the accident reconstruction expert; determining complex calculations on road traffic cases.’
Ranked: Tier 1
Hugh Hamill12 King’s Bench Walk 'Hugh is an excellent barrister and advocate both in and out of the court room, leading in the field of chronic pain cases.'      
Ranked: Tier 2
Daniel Tobin12 King’s Bench WalkDaniel is a very user-friendly barrister who puts clients and witnesses immediately at their ease.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Michael Brace 12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Michael is able to advise on a range of cases to include more novel cases such as hypersensitivity pneumonitis claims.’      
Ranked: Tier 2
David White12 King’s Bench Walk ‘David is a calm and measured barrister with a supreme understanding and feel for the law.'   
Ranked: Tier 2
Aliyah Akram12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Approachable and responsive, Aliyah gives confident and thorough advice.'
Ranked: Tier 2
Ivan Bowley 12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Ivan exudes calmness and is very firm but always fair.’
Ranked: Tier 3
John-Paul Swoboda12 King’s Bench Walk ‘John-Paul is a standout junior in the personal injury field, willing to take on challenging and difficult cases that many others would not be willing to.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Charlotte Reynolds 12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Charlotte is a fantastic barrister to work with, she gets to the issues quickly and firmly, she is incredibly thorough and knows her case inside out.’
Ranked: Tier 4
James Sullivan12 King’s Bench Walk 'James is an excellent lawyer, with fine judgment, whose tactics and running of cases, as well as his advocacy, are exemplary.'
Ranked: Tier 4
Catherine Peck12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Strong attention-to-detail and a willingness to go the extra mile.      
Ranked: Tier 4
Nina Ross 12 King’s Bench Walk 'Her way with clients is second-to-none. Clear advice coupled with empathy is exactly what vulnerable clients require and she delivers it in spades.'
Ranked: Tier 4
James Pickering12 King’s Bench Walk ‘James is thorough in pleadings, tactical when advising in conference and warm with clients.’
Ranked: Tier 5
James Candlin 12 King’s Bench WalkJames is a careful and conscientious barrister with great judgement whose meticulous case preparation makes him an excellent choice for fraud work in particular.’      
Ranked: Tier 5
David Green 12 King’s Bench Walk ‘The quality of David’s advice is second-to-none.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Angela Frost 12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Angela’s forensic preparation for hearings is exemplary.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Thomas Banks12 King’s Bench Walk 'Thomas is fabulous.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Isaac Hogarth12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Isaac is a wonder.’
Ranked: Tier 5
Arun Katyar12 King’s Bench Walk 'He is a solid and careful opinion, he works very hard, is very good with clients and very calm under pressure.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Oliver Rudd 12 King’s Bench Walk He is very hands-on, thorough and approachable. He always gives 100% and is reliable.’      
Ranked: Tier 5
Anna Symington12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Anna is excellent.’
Ranked: Tier 5



’12 KBW is the best personal injury set at the Bar. They have strength and depth at all levels.’      

‘The chambers are excellent. A very broad skill set, helpful, specialists in their field. They work closely with my firm on complex, specialist claims.’

‘The set have a wealth of specialists in asbestos-related disease and always have able cover available if originally instructed counsel is not available.’


‘The clerks’ room is excellent; easy to deal with and noting is ever too much trouble.’

‘Good clerks who take the time to get to know their clients.  Oliver Parkhouse runs a tight ship, Graham Johnson is superb and George Boggis is an up and coming leader.’

‘All the clerks I have dealt with have been helpful and have gone out of their way to arrange meetings and trials.’

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

12 King’s Bench Walk has expertise not only in the mainstream of travel and tour operator litigation, but in heavyweight cross-border personal injury cases. The set counts on the expertise of William Audland KC, who appeared in the Supreme Court in X v Kuoni Travel, the first time that the scope of liability under the package travel regulations had been considered at that level; the matter concerned the rape of a British woman by a hotel employee in Sri Lanka. Another key member of the team is Alex Carington  – he recently acted for a tour operator in a case where the claimants, who was sleeping at the time, were attacked by a lion, leaving one claimant with his arm almost completely torn off and the other with psychiatric injuries.

Leading Silks

William Audland KC12 King’s Bench WalkWilliam combines mastery of the detail with acute tactical and strategic thinking. As an advocate he is unfailingly calm and polite, but is very firm, clear and focused in his argument’.
Ranked: Tier 1
Harry Steinberg KC12 King’s Bench WalkBrilliantly knowledgeable in this niche area. Harry pushes boundaries and champions the claimants.’
Ranked: Tier 2

Leading Juniors

Philip Mead12 King’s Bench WalkPhilip has a razor sharp mind. He could quite easily be in silk. A real shining light with an equally bright brain.’
Ranked: Tier 1
James Sullivan12 King’s Bench WalkQuite frankly one of the nicest people you will meet in the professional world and technically brilliant’.
Ranked: Tier 2
James Candlin12 King’s Bench WalkJames has a wealth of experience in travel law, having been practising in the field for many years. He is a careful advocate and is thoroughly conversant with the law in the area.’
Ranked: Tier 2
Alex Carington12 King’s Bench Walk ‘A skilled and able junior. An affable, pleasant and well-prepared opponent.’
Ranked: Tier 3
John-Paul Swoboda12 King’s Bench Walk ‘A brave advocate who likes nothing more than to make new law, which is why he features in reported cases. Meticulous preparation and written work. Class.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Max Archer12 King’s Bench WalkMax is receiving briefs that suggest many years on his year of call and seniority which is the true testament to his abilities as a barrister. He is very much in demand and making a name for himself in difficult and high profile aviation matters in particular.’
Ranked: Tier 3



’12KBW are one of, if not the go-to set for travel law issues. They have a great deal of leading counsel who I and other members of the team would happily rely upon.’

‘In my view 12KBW has greater strength and depth across the several segments that cover the travel area: namely, package travel, Rome II claims, aviation and maritime, as well as multi party actions, and strength ranging from leaders to busy juniors.’

’12KBW has a large and growing team of ranked barristers and is fast becoming the go-to set for travel and jurisdictional disputes.’


‘The clerks are always helpful and very quick to respond. Graham Johnson particularly is excellent, and always has time for your queries.’

‘The service provided by the clerks are exceptional, mainly George Boggis.’

Lexie Johnson is always extremely, helpful, friendly and approachable. She is quick to respond and will try to deal with queries in a clear and concise manner.

London Bar > Clinical negligence Tier 3

12 King’s Bench Walk is noted for its ‘increasingly strong clinical negligence presence’; the team are well-versed in a breadth of cases including the complex areas of birth, brain and spinal cord injury. The ‘incredible barristers’ in the set include catastrophic injury specialist and ‘formidable opponent’ William Audland KC; a noteworthy recent success of his being on the case of AB v Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust wherein he and ‘promising junior’ Isaac Hogarth secured a settlement of £1.85m and annual lifetime periodical payments for an elderly grandmother who suffered hypoxic brain injury and multiple organ failure as a result of loss of blood caused by negligent groin hernia repair surgery. Turning to the set’s juniors, Edward Ramsay is acting on some particularly complex psychiatric injury and fatal cases.

Leading Silks

William Audland KC12 King’s Bench Walk ‘William is meticulous and leaves no stone unturned. He works well with experts and has a good manner with clients, putting them very much at ease.'
Ranked: Tier 5

Leading Juniors

Vanessa Cashman12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Brilliant manner with clients and an exceptional level of empathy. An excellent advocate with great insight into medical issues.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Henry Charles12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Henry is an extremely intelligent and experienced barrister. Experts are routinely impressed with his understanding and grasp of very difficult medical concepts, practices and procedures.'
Ranked: Tier 3
John-Paul Swoboda12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Very thorough and impressive in conference with experts, particularly in relation to cardiac cases. He has a very good manner with clients and puts them at ease.’
Ranked: Tier 3
Edward Ramsay12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Edward is a fantastic advocate and is always well-prepared and focused. He is good with clients in emotive and difficult situations and is a safe and trusted pair of hands.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Charlotte Reynolds12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Charlotte has more than earned her strong reputation. She is an excellent junior who is clearly destined for silk in due course.’
Ranked: Tier 4
Daniel Sokol12 King’s Bench Walk ‘A keen eye for detail, intelligent, amiable and pragmatic. An extremely accomplished advocate.'      
Ranked: Tier 4
Isaac Hogarth 12 King’s Bench Walk ‘Isaac is super bright and applies an excellent level of detail in all cases. His drafting of complex documents is always a pleasure to read because it encompasses all of the issues and sets them out so clearly.’
Ranked: Tier 4



‘A well-run set with an increasingly strong clinical negligence presence and some very promising juniors – notably Isaac Hogarth and Vanessa Cashman.’    

‘An excellent set. Counsel are regularly available and the webinar free training programmes the set provides are of excellent quality.’    

‘A good set with a strong reputation.’

’12 King’s Bench Walk are a great set full of incredible barristers.’ 

‘Great set for clinical negligence with good breadth or expertise and knowledge at all levels. They also offer a great webinar series on clinical negligence.’      


‘Clerks are very efficient and pleasant to deal with.’    

London Bar > Employment

Rising stars

David Green - 12 King's Bench WalkDavid is an excellent advocate and is able to think very well on his feet. He has very good technical knowledge of both the law and procedure.
Ranked: Tier 1

Leading Juniors

Martina Murphy - 12 King's Bench WalkMartina's advocacy is excellent, as is her ability to relate to clients and really understand their aims.
Ranked: Tier 3
Laura Robinson - 12 King's Bench WalkLaura is extremely well prepared and completely on top of her papers in any given case. She explains matters clearly to lay clients and puts witnesses at their ease in conferences. She is an excellent advocate, arguing her case persuasively and exercising really good judgement in terms of the points to take in cross-examination. She gets to the nub of the issues and reads tribunals well.
Ranked: Tier 3
Andrew Watson - 12 King's Bench WalkAndrew is an excellent advocate and an all-round intellectual and practical talent. He has a natural manner with clients, who can always trust that he will do an excellent job.
Ranked: Tier 5
Tim Goodwin  - 12 King's Bench Walk 'Tim is a highly effective advocate who concentrates on the key points in issue without sparing details where they are needed. His preparation is always comprehensive. In conference he listens with care and will consider a range of views, not simply seek to impose his own. He is very good with clients and highly personable and approachable overall.'
Ranked: Tier 5
Ghazaleh Rezaie – 12 King's Bench WalkGhazaleh is a highly skilled technical barrister and superb advocate. She is incredibly responsive and approachable, great with clients, and gets to the heart of the claim quickly. She is also robust and thorough in her advice, and a fearless advocator and negotiator – sensitive to the commercial realities of litigation, and strives to achieve results which make practical and commercial sense.
Ranked: Tier 5

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

Leading Silks

Ranked: Tier 3
Steven Snowden KC12 King's Bench WalkAn immense role in representing very many of the infected and affected in the Infected Blood Inquiry. He is regarded as a very fair-minded opponent, and all the more dangerous for it – does not take bad points, so is trusted by tribunals and has the ear of the court.
Ranked: Tier 4

Leading Juniors

Edward Ramsay12 King’s Bench WalkEdward has a superb and in-depth knowledge of coronial law, and passionate about achieving justice for families needing representation at Inquest. Prepares the best submissions for Article 2 inquests, and really goes the extra mile for instructing solicitors and lay clients.
Ranked: Tier 3

London Bar > Costs

Leading Juniors

Andrew Roy12 King’s Bench Walk 'A leading light on costs who gets terrific results, he has a total mastery of the rules and the case law. A match for any costs silk.'
Ranked: Tier 2

London Bar > Administrative law and human rights

Leading Juniors

Nina Ross  – 12 King's Bench Walk ‘Nina is very thorough and is a safe pair of hands. She looks at all possible angles.’
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Aviation

Leading Juniors

Max Archer12 King’s Bench Walk ‘He is wise and considered in his advice, strong and convincing on his advocacy and always available to discuss the case.'
Ranked: Tier 4

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

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 King’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 continues 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 is 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, Oliverparkhouse@12kbw.co.uk020 7415 8342
Head of Chambers AUDLAND KC, William (1992, 2015)
Deputy Head of Chambers REYNOLDS, Charlotte (2001)
Deputy Head of Chambers SYMINGTON, Anna (2002)
Members of Chambers WALKER KC, Ronald (1962, 1983)
Members of Chambers METHUEN KC, Richard (1972, 1997)
Members of Chambers HOGARTH KC, Andrew (1974, 2003)
Members of Chambers MARTIN KC, Gerard (1978, 2000)
Members of Chambers WORTHINGTON KC, Stephen (1976, 2006)
Members of Chambers FEATHERBY KC, William (1978, 2008)
Members of Chambers RAWLINSON KC, Michael (1991, 2009)
Members of Chambers RUSSELL KC, Paul (1984, 2011)
Members of Chambers STEINBERG KC, Harry (1997, 2016)
Members of Chambers SNOWDEN KC, Steven (1989, 2017)
Members of Chambers DIGNUM KC, Marcus (1994, 2020)
Members of Chambers SHARPE KC, David (1999, 2020)
Members of Chambers VINCENT KC, Patrick (1992, 2021)
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 JACKSON, Stephanie (1992)
Members of Chambers KATYAR, Arun (1993)
Members of Chambers KENDALL, Joel (1993)
Members of Chambers MCLAUGHLIN, Andrew (1993)
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 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 WHITE, David (1999)
Members of Chambers WARD, Andrew (2000)
Members of Chambers FROST, Angela (2001)
Members of Chambers ROBINSON, Laura (2001)
Members of Chambers ROY, Andrew (2002)
Members of Chambers NEWNHAM, Mary (2003)
Members of Chambers SCOTT, Gemma (2005)
Members of Chambers SULLIVAN, James (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 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 PICKERING, James (2013)
Members of Chambers MCKEOWN, Jeremy (2013)
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)
Members of Chambers FLEMING, Christopher (2017)
Members of Chambers KING, Henry (2018)
Members of Chambers CUTHBERT, Samuel (2018)
Members of Chambers GRIFFITHS, Megan (2018)
Members of Chambers GOODWIN, Tim (2019)
Members of Chambers MAWDESLEY-THOMAS, Cressida (2019)
Kweku Aggrey-Orleans photo Kweku Aggrey-OrleansKweku prides himself on maintaining a successful practice across all the main…
Aliyah Akram photo Aliyah AkramAliyah Akram is acknowledged as a leading junior in personal injury, industrial…
Lois Aldred photo Lois AldredLois acts for both claimants and defendants and has experience of all…
Max Archer photo Max ArcherMax is recognised as a leading practitioner in aviation, international and travel,…
William Audland photo William AudlandWilliam is ranked as a leading silk in all the major directories…
William Audland photo William AudlandWilliam is ranked as a leading silk in all the major directories…
Thomas Banks photo Thomas BanksTom is ranked as a Personal Injury Leading Junior in Legal 500.…
Sarah Beslee photo Sarah BesleeSarah is highly experienced in all aspects of personal injury law, from…
Elizabeth Boulden photo Elizabeth BouldenElizabeth’s personal injury practice has particular specialisms in clinical negligence, inquests, employers’…
Ivan Bowley photo Ivan BowleyIvan Bowley specialises in industrial disease and serious personal injury, acting on…
Michael Brace photo Michael BraceMichael specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence with a  particular emphasis…
Rachit Buch photo Rachit BuchRachit specialises in personal injury, industrial disease, international and travel law and…
Achas Burin photoDr Achas BurinAchas enjoys a varied practice in 12KBW’s core areas. She is keen…
David Callow photo David CallowDavid has a wide-ranging practice with substantial experience of claims of the…
James Candlin photo James CandlinSpecialist personal injury practitioner. Recognised as a leading junior in Chambers &…
Alex Carington photo Alex CaringtonAlex’s practice encompasses 12KBW’s core areas with particular focus on travel, serious…
Vanessa Cashman photo Vanessa CashmanVanessa specialises in clinical negligence. She acts predominantly for claimants and her…
Adam Chambers photo Adam ChambersWhilst familiar with the high value personal injury cases arising  out of…
Kate Chandler photo Kate ChandlerKate is a specialist personal injury barrister. She joined Chambers in 1991,…
Henry Charles photo Henry CharlesHenry is recognised as a leading personal injury and clinical negligence practitioner. …
Ted Cunningham photo Ted CunninghamTed accepts instructions across all of 12KBW’s core areas. He has particular…
Samuel Cuthbert photo Samuel CuthbertSamuel has significant experience in industrial disease, catastrophic injury, and negligence claims.…
Marcus Dignum photo Marcus DignumMarcus is a specialist Defendant Catastrophic Personal Injury Silk, who acts for…
William Featherby photo William FeatherbyThe bulk of William’s work is heavy personal injuries and clinical negligence…
William Featherby photo William FeatherbyThe bulk of William’s work is heavy personal injuries and clinical negligence…
Angela Frost photo Angela FrostAngela specialises in high value complex, and catastrophic personal injury claims. She…
Tim Goodwin photo Tim GoodwinTim’s practice is focused on all types and elements of employment disputes,…
David Green photo David GreenDavid is a specialist employment and personal injury barrister. He represents Claimants…
Megan Griffiths photo Megan GriffithsMegan practices in a number of chambers’ specialisms including general personal injury,…
Hugh Hamill photo Hugh HamillHugh specialises in high value complex personal injury, professional negligence, clinical negligence…
Andrew Hogarth photo Andrew HogarthAndrew Hogarth KC has a strong reputation both in the field of…
Isaac Hogarth photo Isaac HogarthIsaac has a specialist clinical negligence and personal injury practice. A large…
Andrew Hogarth photo Andrew HogarthAndrew Hogarth KC has a strong reputation both in the field of…
Stephanie Jackson photo Stephanie JacksonStephanie has a well established civil practice specializing in personal injury, credit…
Simon John photo Simon JohnPersonal injury: Simon undertakes work for claimant and defendant in a wide…
Arun Katyar photo Arun KatyarArun is an experienced advocate specialising in personal injury. He is recommended…
Joel Kendall photo Joel KendallJoel specialises in personal injury, employment law and clinical negligence. He has…
Roisin Kennedy photo Roisin KennedyRoisin has significant experience in all aspects of personal injury law.  She…
Patrick Kerr photo Patrick KerrPatrick is consistently ranked as a Leading Junior, Tier 1 in the…
Henry  King photo Henry KingHenry regularly appears in trials, interim applications and preliminary hearings in the…
Ben Leech photo Ben LeechBen acts for both Claimants and Defendants in the full range of…
Nigel Lewers photo Nigel LewersNigel is widely recognised as a Leading Junior, recently rated as a…
Niall Maclean photo Niall MacleanNiall is recognised as a leading junior in the current edition of…
Pankaj Madan photo Pankaj MadanPankaj specialises in Catastrophic and Life-Changing Injury with specialist expertise in traumatic…
Gerard Martin photo Gerard MartinSpecialist in catastrophic injury work for Claimants. Other specialties include claims for…
Gerard Martin photo Gerard MartinSpecialist in catastrophic injury work for Claimants. Other specialties include claims for…
Cressida Mawdesley-Thomas photo Cressida Mawdesley-ThomasCressida’s practice encompasses the full range of Chambers’ key specialisms, acting for…
Brian McCluggage photo Brian McCluggageBrian McCluggage conducts catastrophic personal injury work, predominantly in the interest of…
Jeremy McKeown photo Jeremy McKeownJeremy accepts instructions across all of 12KBW’s core areas. He has particular…
Andrew McLaughlin photo Andrew McLaughlinAndrew is a leading senior junior in the fields of personal injury…
Philip Mead photo Philip MeadPhilip is a member of the International and Travel Group of 12KBW…
Richard Methuen photo Richard MethuenRichard is one of the most well-known and well-respected silks at the…
Richard Methuen photo Richard MethuenRichard is one of the most well-known and well-respected silks at the…
Farhana Mukith photo Farhana MukithFarhana accepts instructions in most areas of Chambers’ work, with a particular…
Martina Murphy photo Martina MurphyMartina Murphy practises in all areas of employment, equality and professional discipline…
Craig Murrary photo Craig MurraryCraig joined 12 King’s Bench Walk as a tenant in December 2018,…
Mary Newnham photo Mary NewnhamMary practises predominantly in personal injury and clinical negligence. She acts for…
Tom Pacey photo Tom PaceyThomas appears regularly in fast and multi-track matters, has experience of acting…
Hollie Patterson photo Hollie PattersonHollie’s principal areas of practice are employment and discrimination. She has been…
Catherine Peck photo Catherine PeckCatherine specialises in catastrophic and complex personal injury claims.  She has over…
James Pickering photo James PickeringJames is recognised by the Legal 500 2022 as a “rising star”…
James Pickering photo James PickeringJames is recognised by the Legal 500 2022 as a “rising star”…
Andrew Pickering photo Andrew PickeringAndrew specialises in serious personal injury and professional negligence litigation and has…
Edward Ramsay photo Edward RamsayEdward is ranked as a Leading Junior for Inquests and Inquiries in the Legal…
Michael Rawlinson photo Michael RawlinsonMichael’s principal areas of practice are claims in which exposure to noxious…
Michael Rawlinson photo Michael RawlinsonMichael’s principal areas of practice are claims in which exposure to noxious…
Emily Read photo Emily ReadEmily practices in all areas of personal injury law. Her main interests…
Charlotte Reynolds photo Charlotte ReynoldsCharlotte represents both claimants and defendants in a broad range of catastrophic…
Ghazaleh Rezaie photo Ghazaleh RezaieGhazaleh is known to her solicitors for her attention to detail and…
Charles Robertshaw photo Charles RobertshawCharles specialises in complex personal injury claims. He is regularly instructed for…
Laura Robinson photo Laura RobinsonLaura is an employment specialist who represents large corporations, SME’s, public and…
Nina Ross photo Nina RossNina is ranked as a leading junior in personal injury in the…
Andrew Roy photo Andrew RoyAndrew specializes in complex and high value cases involving personal injury, costs,…
Oliver Rudd photo Oliver RuddOliver has a wide-ranging practice with extensive experience in dealing with a…
Paul Russell photo Paul RussellPaul has a strong reputation in the specialist fields of personal injury,…
Paul Russell photo Paul RussellPaul has a strong reputation in the specialist fields of personal injury,…
David Sanderson photo David SandersonDavid is a highly experienced senior junior who has specialised for over…
Gemma Scott photo Gemma ScottGemma specialises in personal injury work. She is particularly experienced in catastrophic…
David Sharpe photoDr David SharpeDr David Sharpe KC specialises in clinical negligence, professional negligence, serious personal…
Steven Snowden photo Steven SnowdenSteven has an outstanding KC practice.  He is an experienced trial advocate…
Steven Snowden photo Steven SnowdenSteven has an outstanding KC practice.  He is an experienced trial advocate…
Daniel Sokol photo Daniel SokolDaniel is ranked as a “Leading Junior” in the Legal 500 (2022),…
Harry Steinberg photo Harry SteinbergHarry Steinberg specialises in large-scale group claims – typically involving private international…
Harry Steinberg photo Harry SteinbergHarry Steinberg specialises in large-scale group claims – typically involving private international…
James Sullivan photo James SullivanJames has a High Court and multi-track practice specialising in all aspects…
John-Paul Swoboda photo John-Paul SwobodaJohn-Paul specialises in all aspects of Personal Injury law. He is known…
Anna Symington photo Anna SymingtonAnna specialises in high value personal injury claims.  Chambers & Partners 2022…
Louise Thomson photo Louise ThomsonLouise is an experienced practitioner in personal injury and related areas including…
Daniel Tobin photo Daniel TobinDaniel has a well-established personal injuries practice. He has particular expertise in…
Spencer Turner photo Spencer TurnerSpencer’s practice encompasses the full range of Chambers’ key specialisms, with a…
Charley Turton photo Charley TurtonCharley specialises in clinical negligence, abuse, and injury claims with an international…
Patrick Vincent photo Patrick VincentPatrick is a specialist in Insurance, Personal Injury and International/Travel law. He…
Patrick Vincent photo Patrick VincentPatrick is a specialist in Insurance, Personal Injury and International/Travel law. He…
Ronald Walker photo Ronald WalkerRonald Walker K.C.  has extensive recent experience of Group Litigation and disease…
Ronald Walker photo Ronald WalkerRonald Walker K.C.  has extensive recent experience of Group Litigation and disease…
Helen Waller photo Helen WallerHelen has developed extensive experience in both oral and written advocacy, accepting…
Andrew Ward photo Andrew WardAndrew is recommended in the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories…
Andrew Watson photo Andrew WatsonAndrew is a specialist employment and personal injury barrister. He accepts instructions…
David White photo David WhiteDavid’s principal areas of practice are personal injury, clinical negligence, insurance/indemnity disputes…
Thea Wilson photo Thea WilsonThea specialises in Clinical Negligence, complex Personal Injury claims, and Inquests. Thea…
Stephen Worthington photo Stephen WorthingtonStephen’s main areas of expertise: personal injury, in which he is predominantly…
Stephen Worthington photo Stephen WorthingtonStephen’s main areas of expertise: personal injury, in which he is predominantly…

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