Howard Elgot > Chambers of Christopher Williams > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Christopher Williams
Parklane Plowden

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Howard Elgot is a barrister specialising in Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Professional Negligence.


Howard has a large high-profile clinical negligence practice and regularly acts as counsel in cases involving cerebral palsy and other obstetric negligence, other brain and spinal injury cases as well as orthopaedic cases and fatal psychiatric claims. His clinical negligence practice is almost entirely representing claimants.

Howard Elgot is one of the very few provincial barristers to have been shortlisted as Barrister of the Year by the Law Society. He has acted in many cases of national importance in the High Court, Court of Appeal and the House of Lords. He previously practised at 3 Paper Buildings, Temple, London. 

Independent guides refer to Howard as a “well-prepared, fearsome cross-examiner and negotiator”, a “marvellously innovative thinker”, who is “admired for his client-friendly demeanour and sympathetic attitude.” He has often acted as leading counsel in the High Court and the Court of Appeal.


Called: 1974


Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA); Professional Negligence Bar Association (PNBA); AVMA


BA, B.C.L., New College, Oxford

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Howard ElgotParklane PlowdenAn excellent junior counsel.

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Howard ElgotParklane PlowdenSpecialises in claimant work.