‘St John’s Buildings has an excellent set of personal injury counsel who offer vast experience and expertise at various levels and complexity.’

‘This is a fantastic set and one of the leading personal injury sets in the North West with huge talent to cover any and all complex personal injury cases.’

– Legal 500 2024

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 members’ 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 and Chester.