Kane Simons > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman KC
18 St John Street Chambers
M3 4EA

Work Department

Civil and Personal Injury.


Kane has a broad personal injury practice, acting for both claimants and defendants in cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries.

Described in the Legal 500 (2021) as a ‘personal injury junior who is on his way up’, Kane acts in road traffic, employers’ liability and public liability claims. He has particular experience in matters involving injured cyclists, motorcyclists and pedestrians. His cases tend to involve brain injuries, chronic pain or complex orthopaedic injuries.

He has built a successful practice by providing practical and clear advice. He is described as ‘down to earth’ and as having ‘an excellent manner with clients’.

Kane is happy to advise on a CFA basis. He is also available to deliver CPD-accredited seminars to solicitors on request. Recent seminar titles include ‘Dealing with Allegations of Fundamental Dishonesty’, ‘Introduction to the Intermediate Track’, ‘E-Bikes and E-Scooters’ and ‘Introduction to Pension Loss Claims’.

Kane graduated with a first-class degree before completing a master’s degree in law. He has always practised at 18 St John Street and completed pupillage in 2009 under the supervision of Mark Laprell and Simon Kilvington QC.

He is head of the Civil and Personal Injury Department at 18 St John Street Chambers.


Called 2007; Lincoln’s Inn.


Personal Injury Bar Association; Northern Circuit; Lincoln’s Inn.


University of Leeds; BPP Law School, London. Qualifications: BA (hons) First Class, LLM.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Kane Simons – 18 St John Street ChambersKane is an approachable, quick, and creative thinker. He always develops a good rapport with the client and delivers as promised. He takes a scientific and methodical approach to work and is always on hand for support and guidance. A powerhouse in the field of personal injury.’

18 St John Street Chambers has ‘great expertise in personal injury, covering cases of all nature and value’. Elahe Youshani handles cases involving road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, personal liability, industrial disease and occupiers’ liability. Head of the personal injury department Kane Simons primarily acts for claimants and is highly adept at handling catastrophic injury cases.