Richard Stead > Chambers of Susan Hunter > Bristol, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Susan Hunter
St John's Chambers

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Richard SteadSt John’s ChambersHighly recommended for Animals Act cases.

The personal injury team at St John’s Chambers reports an increase in defendant work, with members acting for government departments, insurers, and employers, in addition to claimant work. Key areas of work include catastrophic injury, road traffic accidents, and cases involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty, as well as more niche areas such as Animals Act claims, where Richard Stead is the key practitioner. Industrial disease and workplace injury specialist Andrew McLaughlin successfully defended the Ministry of Defence in a £1.5m stress at work claim brought by a former RAF sergeant.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Construction, planning and environment

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Richard SteadSt John’s ChambersRecommended for cases involving professional negligence or property damage incurred during construction.

Regional Bar > Western Circuit > Commercial, banking, insolvency and Chancery law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Richard SteadSt John’s ChambersRecommended for professional negligence matters.