“A leading set in the personal injury arena. Members are well versed in fatal accident cases, including road traffic accident, employers’ liability, industrial disease and post-traumatic stress.”
Legal 500 2016
“A well-known set with an accomplished track record in claimant and defendant personal injury work… it has notable expertise in industrial disease and employers’ liability.”
Chambers and Partners 2016
“Solicitors comment on the superb technical ability of counsel, as well as their range of expertise. The clerking team is also praised for its organisational abilities.”
Chambers and Partners 2015
Our team has a long tradition of personal injury and related litigation, with a deserved reputation for delivering a high quality yet accessible service for both Claimants and Defendants. The group currently comprises over 70 experienced personal injury and professional negligence lawyers at all levels of seniority.
The Personal Injury Group works as a team. We hold regular group meetings to ensure that all members offer an up to date reliable and consistent service to our professional clients.
Chambers deals with all aspects of personal injury and related litigation including:
- Fatal accidents
- Road traffic accidents
- Employers liability, accidents at work
- Work related stress
- Industrial diseases [respiratory diseases, cancers, deafness, work related upper limb disorders, vibration white finger]
- Public Liability
- Civil procedure
- Fraudulent claims
- Injuries of the utmost severity [serious head and spinal injuries]
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
Notable cases in which members of the group have been involved are shown on individual member’s CVs.
Our work is for Claimants and Defendants. Claimant’s work is received from solicitors instructed by trade unions, legal expense insurers and privately; Defendants work from solicitors instructed by insurers and various public authorities.
We offer a fast, high quality, up-to-date and reliable service. All members of the group are approachable and are committed to written standards of service which are available on request. Suitable backup is available in the event that it is necessary.
The civil group in chambers is separate and distinct from the other groups and has over thirty members with dedicated support and other services.
The group is committed to providing specialist services in both advisory and advocacy to insurance clients and prides itself on the ability to do so with quality practitioners, working hard for competitive rates.
We are client focused and despite the fact we are a long established set, have a modern outlook. We recognise the fact that this is a people business and pride ourselves on our approachability and accessibility. We are pleasant people to do business with. The team approach to cases has been long understood and embraced by members.
The group is without parallel in terms of the numbers of specialist counsel and the range of call covering all levels of work.
One major strength of the group is simply the ability of the barristers within it, many of whom have national reputations as leaders in the field.
We have a proven track record of attracting and developing some of the most able practitioners in the North, working out of Manchester, Liverpool, Sheffield, Preston and Chester.
Michael Redfern QCYear of Silk: 1993
Eric ShannonYear of call: 1974
Philip M.D. GrundyHead of Catastrophic InjuryYear of call: 1980
Peter HarrisonYear of call: 1983
Julian ShawYear of call: 1984
Nicholas PriceYear of call: 1987
Simon HolderYear of call: 1989
Jonathan ThompsonYear of call: 1990
Alastair WrightYear of call: 1991
Matthew MawdsleyHead of the Travel Law GroupYear of call: 1991
Richard NortonHead of Clinical NegligenceYear of call: 1992
Ben JonesYear of call: 1993
David FloodYear of call: 1993
Daniel FriezeHead of Personal InjuryYear of call: 1994
Robert McGintyYear of call: 1994
Stephen DouglasYear of call: 1994
Andrew LawsonYear of call: 1995
Gordon StablesYear of call: 1995
Douglas DentonYear of call: 1997
Liam MurdinYear of call: 1998
David TaylorYear of call: 1998
Jacqueline SwainYear of call: 1998
Fayaz HammondYear of call: 1999
Lara HolsgroveYear of call: 1999
Andrew LordYear of call: 1999
Sufiyan RanaYear of call: 1999
Andrew BridgmanYear of call: 2001
Siraj AhmedYear of call: 2001
Robert ClineYear of call: 2002
Kashif AliYear of call: 2003
Robert AkersYear of call: 2003
Clodagh MaguireYear of call: 2003
Timothy ConnollyYear of call: 2004
William PooleYear of call: 2004
Rebecca SuttonYear of call: 2004
Abigail HickinbottomYear of call: 2004
Neair MaqboulYear of call: 2004
Samantha OpenshawYear of call: 2005
Gareth ThompsonYear of call: 2005
Diarmuid BuntingYear of call: 2006
Christopher PareYear of call: 2006
Ben KellyYear of call: 2006
Henry VanderpumpYear of call: 2007
Alice DobbieYear of call: 2007
Simon MaddisonYear of call: 2008
Jamie JenkinsYear of call: 2008
James CliffYear of call: 2008
Hannah WalkerYear of call: 2008
Simon MurrayYear of call: 2008
Laura BainsYear of call: 2008
David BainesYear of call: 2009
Jessica Southcote-WantYear of call: 2010
Jessica Wilson-TheakerYear of call: 2012
Matthew BurdonYear of call: 2016