“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.
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.
“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.
“‘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 QCYear of Silk: 1993
Richard NortonHead of ChambersYear of call: 1992
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 WrightHead of Industrial Disease Litigation GroupYear of call: 1991
Matthew MawdsleyHead of the Travel Law GroupYear of call: 1991
Ben JonesYear of call: 1993
David FloodYear of call: 1993
Steven WildYear of call: 1994
Stephen DouglasYear of call: 1994
Daniel FriezeHead of Personal InjuryYear of call: 1994
Gordon StablesHead of Criminal Team in SheffieldYear of call: 1995
Andrew LawsonYear of call: 1995
Douglas DentonYear of call: 1997
Jacqueline SwainYear of call: 1998
David TaylorYear of call: 1998
Liam MurdinYear of call: 1998
Fayaz HammondYear of call: 1999
Sufiyan RanaYear of call: 1999
Andrew LordYear of call: 1999
Lara HolsgroveYear of call: 1999
Siraj AhmedYear of call: 2001
Andrew BridgmanYear of call: 2001
Robert ClineYear of call: 2002
Clodagh MaguireYear of call: 2003
Kashif AliYear of call: 2003
Robert AkersYear of call: 2003
Timothy ConnollyYear of call: 2004
William PooleYear of call: 2004
Rebecca SuttonYear of call: 2004
Neair MaqboulYear of call: 2004
Samantha OpenshawYear of call: 2005
Gareth ThompsonYear of call: 2005
Ben KellyYear of call: 2006
Christopher PareYear of call: 2006
Diarmuid BuntingYear of call: 2006
Henry VanderpumpYear of call: 2007
Alice DobbieYear of call: 2007
Simon MurrayYear of call: 2008
Hannah WalkerYear of call: 2008
Simon MaddisonYear of call: 2008
David BainesYear of call: 2009
Charles AustinYear of call: 2009
Jessica Southcote-WantYear of call: 2010
Jessica Wilson-TheakerYear of call: 2012
Tarlun AhariYear of call: 2014
Thomas SherringtonYear of call: 2015
Matthew BurdonYear of call: 2016
Kate SpenceYear of call: 2013
Navpreeth GihairYear of call: 2013
Rebecca Titus-CobbYear of call: 2017
Kelly HutchinsonPupil barristerYear of call: 2014