The 50 barristers in our personal injury team provide advocacy and advice across the whole spectrum of personal injury litigation from fast track pleadings to House of Lords appeals on cutting edge points of law. Our core work comes from the leading Union instructed nationwide solicitors firms and we travel all around England and Wales to advise and represent injured workers. For high volume RTA solicitors, we provide practical, realistic, well researched written advice and pleadings through a pool papers system with a fast turnaround. We train our young barristers carefully and mentor them in their first 3 years so that our service is consistent from bottom to top.
The personal injury team has strength in depth from under 3 years call to over 20 years call. Our three QCs are not only leaders in the field but also practical and approachable.
We handle complex multi-party litigation and regularly appear in groundbreaking cases on tort law, personal injury and clinical negligence, for instance:
Corr v IBC  UKHL
Godbold v Mahmood  PIQR Q5
Alexander v Midland Bank  I.C.R. 264
Hawley v Luminar Leisure  EWCA Civ 18
Phillips v Rafiq  EWCA Civ 74,
Leigh v Michelin Tyres Plc  2 All ER, 175.
We are happy to provide your firm with all day or half day in house CPD training in personal injury and clinical negligence.
Please click here to go to the Chinese Menu of over 80 seminars from which you can choose. Our seminars are Law Society and APIL accredited
Many members of the Personal Injury Team are recommended in 'Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession', 'the Legal 500' and 'Legal Experts'.
The team has 3 silks and 6 Recorders (1 is also a Deputy High Court Judge).
Two members are accredited mediators.
"The reliable Team at 9 Gough Square includes the inestimable John Foy QC and a host of high achieving juniors." The Legal 500.
Chambers UK: A client's guide to the UK legal profession
John Foy QC "..has been a leader in the field for a good decade and is fortunate to have a selection of talented juniors to lead at the set."
Nick Hillier: Recommended by Chambers & Partners 2006 as 'Category 1 Leading Junior'.
Andrew Ritchie: Recommended in Chambers & Partners 2007 guide to the legal profession:
Classified as a grade 1 leading junior
Jacob Levy: Recommended in Chambers and Partners as a leading junior.
Roger Hiorns: Recommended in Chambers and Partners as a leading junior.
We are very familiar with work funded on a conditional or collective conditional fee agreement bases on behalf of claimants and defendants.
We are also familiar with Legal Expense Insurance work
Although the majority of our work is for Claimants, we should not give the wrong impression: about 20% of the work of the personal injury and clinical negligence team is for Defendants. We represent insurance companies, NHS trusts and Local Authorities and are keen to work for all those involved in these areas of expertise.
Each year for the last 10 years we have provided two heavy hitting annual seminars in London and around England and Wales dealing with the headline issues in  Personal Injury and  Clinical Negligence.
Members of the team edit and write many of the leading texts in the field including:
Clinical Negligence Claims
Manual Handling Claims
Work Accidents at Sea
Click here to be transferred to the publishers websites for texts which members of the team write:
Kemp on Quantum
Kemp Law Practice & Procedure
Occupational Illness Litigation;
Journal of Personal Injury Law;
EMIS Health and Safety;
Motor Insurers Bureau Claims;
Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims.