Personal Injury

“‘Very experienced and knowledgeable’ barristers.”

Legal 500 2017

 

“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

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


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simon holder

Simon Holder


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jonathan thompson

Jonathan Thompson


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Alastair Wright

Alastair Wright

Year of call: 1991
Matthew Mawdsley

Matthew Mawdsley

Year of call: 1991
richard norton

Richard Norton


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Ben Jones

Year of call: 1993

David Flood

Year of call: 1993

Daniel Frieze

Year of call: 1994
robert mcginty

Robert McGinty

Year of call: 1994
Stephen Douglas

Stephen Douglas


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Andrew Lawson

Year of call: 1995
Gordon Stables 2

Gordon Stables

Year of call: 1995
Douglas Denton

Douglas Denton


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Liam Murdin


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David Taylor

Year of call: 1998
Jacqui Swain

Jacqueline Swain

Year of call: 1998
Fayaz Hammond

Fayaz Hammond

Year of call: 1999

Lara Holsgrove

Year of call: 1999

Andrew Lord


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Sufiyan Rana

Sufiyan Rana


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Andrew Bridgman

Year of call: 2001
siraj ahmed

Siraj Ahmed


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Robert Cline

Robert Cline

Year of call: 2002

Kashif Ali


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Robert Akers


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Clodagh Maguire


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Timothy Connolly

Year of call: 2004
WIlliam Poole 3

William Poole


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Rebecca Sutton

Rebecca Sutton

Year of call: 2004

Abigail Hickinbottom


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Neair Maqboul

Neair Maqboul


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Samantha Openshaw

Samantha Openshaw

Year of call: 2005

Gareth Thompson


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Diarmuid Bunting

Diarmuid Bunting

Year of call: 2006

Christopher Pare


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Ben Kelly

Year of call: 2006
Henry Vanderpump

Henry Vanderpump


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Alice Dobbie


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Simon Maddison

Simon Maddison


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James Cliff


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Hannah Walker

Year of call: 2008

Simon Murray

Year of call: 2008
Laura England

Laura Bains

Year of call: 2008
Charles Austin

Charles Austin


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David Baines

Year of call: 2009
Jessica Southcote-Want

Jessica Southcote-Want


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Jessica Wilson-Theaker

Year of call: 2012

Kate Spence

Year of call: 2013

Tarlun Ahari

Year of call: 2014

Thomas Sherrington

Year of call: 2015

Matthew Burdon


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