Steven Snowden KC > Chambers of William Audland KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of William Audland KC
12 King's Bench Walk
TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 7EL
England

Position

Steven has an outstanding KC practice.  He is an experienced trial advocate and regularly deals with substantial and complex cases in court and in settlement meetings.  His current caseload includes the liability and quantum aspects of head injuries, paraplegic and other serious spinal injury cases, amputations, psychiatric injuries, chronic pain cases and fatal claims. In disease work he deals with mesothelioma and other asbestos claims, and other occupational illness claims involving difficult issues of liability, causation or quantum. He maintains a claimant / defendant balance in his work, being instructed on behalf of all the major insurance companies but also by most major claimant solicitor firms.  Clients praise his commercial awareness, ability to cut through to key points in a case, and (on the claimant side) his outstanding client care and interpersonal skills.

Drawing on his background in personal injury work, his ability to deal with technical expert evidence and his experience of historic disease work, he is currently instructed as sole leading counsel for the largest group of the infected and affected individuals and families (1,400+ core participants) in the Infected Blood Public Inquiry

He is the elected Chair (2020-2022) of the Personal Injuries Bar Association, a member of the Bar Council’s management committee and has for many years been one of the authors of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases.

His regular work is in the High Court and he has experience of the Court of Appeal and the House of Lords.  Recent reported cases include Witham v Steve Hill Ltd (quantification of dependency under the Fatal Accidents Act), Kyriacou v Finch ( primary liability and contributory negligence in a catastrophic RTA case) and Flanagan v Battie (interim payments). Previous reported cases include Kotula v EDF, Dixie v British Polythene and Gray v Thames Trains.

Career

Called 1989.  Silk 2017.  Editor of the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases.  Chair of PIBA 2020-2022.

Languages

Basic French and German.

Memberships

PIBA (elected Chair); PNBA.

Education

Boroughmuir High School, Edinburgh. Nottingham University: 1988 BA Law. 1989 Bar Finals.

Leisure

80s music, cycling, opera

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

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.

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Leading Silks)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.’