Personal Injury

“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.

The work

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.

The clients

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.

The service

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 QC

Michael Redfern QC

Year of Silk: 1993
Eric Shannon

Eric Shannon

Year of call: 1974
Philip Grundy

Philip M.D. Grundy

Year of call: 1980
peter harrison

Peter Harrison

Year of call: 1983
julian shaw

Julian Shaw

Year of call: 1984
Nick Price

Nicholas Price

Year of call: 1987
simon holder

Simon Holder

Year of call: 1989
jonathan thompson

Jonathan Thompson

Year of call: 1990
Alastair Wright

Alastair Wright

Year of call: 1991
Matthew Mawdsley

Matthew Mawdsley

Year of call: 1991
richard norton

Richard Norton

Year of call: 1992
Ben Jones Colour

Ben Jones

Year of call: 1993
David Flood 3

David Flood

Year of call: 1993
Daniel Frieze

Daniel Frieze

Year of call: 1994
robert mcginty

Robert McGinty

Year of call: 1994
Stephen Douglas

Stephen Douglas

Year of call: 1994
Andrew Lawson

Andrew Lawson

Year of call: 1995
Gordon Stables 2

Gordon Stables

Year of call: 1995
Douglas Denton

Douglas Denton

Year of call: 1997
liam murdin

Liam Murdin

Year of call: 1998
David Taylor colour

David Taylor

Year of call: 1998
Jacqui Swain

Jacqueline Swain

Year of call: 1998
Fayaz Hammond

Fayaz Hammond

Year of call: 1999
Lara Holsgrove colour

Lara Holsgrove

Year of call: 1999
Andrerw Lord colour

Andrew Lord

Year of call: 1999
Sufiyan Rana

Sufiyan Rana

Year of call: 1999
Andrew Bridgman

Andrew Bridgman

Year of call: 2001
siraj ahmed

Siraj Ahmed

Year of call: 2001
Robert Cline

Robert Cline

Year of call: 2002
Kashif Ali

Kashif Ali

Year of call: 2003
robert akers

Robert Akers

Year of call: 2003
Clodagh Maguire

Clodagh Maguire

Year of call: 2003
Tim Connolloy

Timothy Connolly

Year of call: 2004
WIlliam Poole 3

William Poole

Year of call: 2004
Rebecca Sutton

Rebecca Sutton

Year of call: 2004
Abigail Hickinbottom colour

Abigail Hickinbottom

Year of call: 2004
Neair Maqboul

Neair Maqboul

Year of call: 2004
Samantha Openshaw

Samantha Openshaw

Year of call: 2005
Gareth Thompson

Gareth Thompson

Year of call: 2005
Diarmuid Bunting

Diarmuid Bunting

Year of call: 2006
Christopher Pare

Christopher Pare

Year of call: 2006
Ben Kelly

Ben Kelly

Year of call: 2006
Henry Vanderpump

Henry Vanderpump

Year of call: 2007
Alice Dobbie colour

Alice Dobbie

Year of call: 2007
Simon Maddison

Simon Maddison

Year of call: 2008
Jamie Jenkins

Jamie Jenkins

Year of call: 2008
James Cliff highres

James Cliff

Year of call: 2008
Hannah Walker

Hannah Walker

Year of call: 2008
Simon Murray

Simon Murray

Year of call: 2008
Laura England

Laura Bains

Year of call: 2008
Charles Austin

Charles Austin

Year of call: 2009
David Baines Colour

David Baines

Year of call: 2009
Jessica Southcote-Want

Jessica Southcote-Want

Year of call: 2010
jessica wilson theaker

Jessica Wilson-Theaker

Year of call: 2012
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Tarlun Ahari

Year of call: 2014
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Matthew Burdon

Year of call: 2016