Personal Injury

 

“Well reputed personal injury set on the Northern Circuit, housing barristers operating out of offices in both Manchester and Liverpool. Members are experienced in the representation of both claimants and defendants in a wide range of personal injury work, with clients including insurers, trade unions, public authorities and private individuals.” Chambers & Partners 2019

 

“St John’s Buildings has ‘strength in depth’ in the personal injury and clinical negligence sphere.” Legal 500 2019

 

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:

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

“The clerking team is excellent. They’re reliable, helpful and professional” “They are efficient but friendly.” Chambers & Partners 2019

 

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.

Directory recommendations

“‘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

Michael Redfern QC - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Michael Redfern QC

Year of Silk: 1993
Richard Norton - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Richard Norton

Head of ChambersYear of call: 1992
Eric Shannon - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Eric Shannon

Year of call: 1974
Philip Grundy - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Philip M.D. Grundy

Head of Catastrophic InjuryYear of call: 1980
Peter Harrison - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Peter Harrison

Year of call: 1983
Julian Shaw - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Julian Shaw

Year of call: 1984
Nicholas Price - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Nicholas Price

Year of call: 1987
Simon Holder - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Simon Holder

Year of call: 1989
Jonathan Thompson - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Jonathan Thompson

Year of call: 1990
Alaistar Wright - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Alastair Wright

Head of Industrial Disease Litigation GroupYear of call: 1991
Matthew Mawdsley - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Matthew Mawdsley

Head of the Travel Law GroupYear of call: 1991
Ben Jones - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Ben Jones

Year of call: 1993
David Flood - Barrister at St John's Buildings

David Flood

Year of call: 1993
Steven Wild - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Steven Wild

Year of call: 1994
Stephen Douglas - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Stephen Douglas

Year of call: 1994
Daniel Frieze - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Daniel Frieze

Head of Personal InjuryYear of call: 1994
Gordon Stables - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Gordon Stables

Head of Criminal Team in SheffieldYear of call: 1995
Andrew Lawson - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Andrew Lawson

Year of call: 1995
Douglas Denton - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Douglas Denton

Year of call: 1997
Jacqueline Swain - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Jacqueline Swain

Year of call: 1998
David Taylor - Barrister at St John's Buildings

David Taylor

Year of call: 1998
Liam Murdin - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Liam Murdin

Year of call: 1998
Fayaz Hammond - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Fayaz Hammond

Year of call: 1999
Sufiyan Rana - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Sufiyan Rana

Year of call: 1999
Andrew Lord - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Andrew Lord

Year of call: 1999
Lara Holsgrove - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Lara Holsgrove

Year of call: 1999
Siraj Ahmed - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Siraj Ahmed

Year of call: 2001
Andrew Bridgman - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Andrew Bridgman

Year of call: 2001
Robert Cline - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Robert Cline

Year of call: 2002
Clodagh Maguire - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Clodagh Maguire

Year of call: 2003
Kashif Ali - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Kashif Ali

Year of call: 2003
robert Robert Akers - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Robert Akers

Year of call: 2003
Timothy Connolly - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Timothy Connolly

Year of call: 2004
William Poole - Barrister at St John's Buildings

William Poole

Year of call: 2004
Rebecca Sutton - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Rebecca Sutton

Year of call: 2004
Neair Maqboul - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Neair Maqboul

Year of call: 2004
Samantha Openshaw - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Samantha Openshaw

Year of call: 2005
Gareth Thompson - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Gareth Thompson

Year of call: 2005
Ben Kelly - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Ben Kelly

Year of call: 2006
Christopher Pare - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Christopher Pare

Year of call: 2006

Diarmuid Bunting

Year of call: 2006
Henry Vanderpump - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Henry Vanderpump

Year of call: 2007
Alice Dobbie - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Alice Dobbie

Year of call: 2007
Simon Murray - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Simon Murray

Year of call: 2008
Hannah Walker - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Hannah Walker

Year of call: 2008
Simon Maddison - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Simon Maddison

Year of call: 2008
David Baines - Barrister at St John's Buildings

David Baines

Year of call: 2009
Charles Austin - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Charles Austin

Year of call: 2009
Jessica Southcote-Want - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Jessica Southcote-Want

Year of call: 2010
jessica wilson theaker

Jessica Wilson-Theaker

Year of call: 2012
Tarlun Ahari - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Tarlun Ahari

Year of call: 2014
Tom Sherrington - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Thomas Sherrington

Year of call: 2015
Matthew Burdon - Barrister at St John's Bul

Matthew Burdon

Year of call: 2016
Kate Spence - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Kate Spence

Year of call: 2013
Navpreeth Gihair -Barrister at St John's Buildings

Navpreeth Gihair

Year of call: 2013
Rebecca Titus-Cobb - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Rebecca Titus-Cobb

Year of call: 2017

Kelly Hutchinson

Pupil barristerYear of call: 2014