Andrew Axon > Chambers of Christopher Williams > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Christopher Williams
Parklane Plowden
19 WESTGATE
LEEDS
LS1 2RD
England

Work Department

Andrew Axon is a barrister at Parklane Plowden Chambers who specialises in Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Inquests & Fatal Accidents, Public & Admin Law and Military Claims.

Position

Andrew is “An intellectual heavyweight” [Legal 500, 2017] specialising in high-value personal injury and clinical negligence cases of the utmost complexity. Described by clients as “my absolute go-to” he is “very polished, very charming and is very well respected by clients” [Chambers & Partners, 2018].

His expertise and quality of practice is reflected by the fact that he is the only Junior Barrister on the North Eastern Circuit who is ranked in Band 1 of Chambers & Partners 2018 for both personal injury and clinical negligence.

Andrew is instructed by many of the UK’s leading injury and clinical negligence lawyers, undertaking both Claimant and Defendant work. As one client puts it, “He ticks every box, he really does. If you’ve got a difficult case, he seems to iron it all out for you. He’s phenomenal” [Chambers & Partners 2016].

During his career he has honed his ability to grasp complex issues in the most difficult of cases including those involving serious brain injury; paraplegia; tetraplegia; severe birth trauma; diabetes and bowel injuries.  “He is carrying out very senior work and I would consider him for cases where I might otherwise instruct a QC” [Chambers & Partners, 2017].

As Head of Chambers between 2012-2016 Andrew demonstrated his considerable strategic vision and leadership skills by conceiving and overseeing Chambers’ radical and unique business restructure in 2015. This paved the way for Chambers to cement its reputation for commercial awareness and innovative solutions for the delivery of barrister services.

Career

Called: 1992
Head of Chambers: 2012 – 2016

Memberships

Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA); Association for Victims of Medical Accidents (AVMA); Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL); Leeds Medico-Legal Society

Education

MA (Cantab), Magdalene College, Cambridge

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew AxonParklane PlowdenA tough negotiator with a keen eye for detail.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Andrew AxonParklane PlowdenA tough negotiator who will work hard to achieve the right result for the client.