9 Gough Square remains a Tier 1 set in the 2020 Legal 500 directory
9 Gough Square is delighted to be continually ranked as a leading set for:
Personal Injury:The 'professional yet approachable' 9 Gough Square has 'successfully attracted barristers who are exceptionally good'. As well as 'established silks', the set has a 'remarkable team of leading juniors' who are 'cutting edge' and 'not afraid of taking difficult cases to trial'. Claimant catastrophic injury is at the core of the practice, with expertise spanning brain, spinal, and amputation cases. Giles Mooney QC is a recent silk appointment. Andrew Ritchie QC acted for the claimants in Carlos Valencia Estrada & Seb John v BP, a claim in relation to two fatalities arising from the Al Qaeda terrorist attacks on the defendant's gas facility in Algeria. Grahame Aldous QC specialises in personal injury claims with an international or maritime setting, while Laura Begley has particular expertise in criminal injuries compensation claims.
Clinical Negligence: 9 Gough Square is a 'good set of chambers with a range of strengths' and 'sound medical knowledge'. High-value birth injury, spinal surgery, fertility treatment and sterilisation claims are all areas of expertise for its barristers, who are also experienced in dealing with genetic issues and delayed cancer diagnosis cases. Grahame Aldous QC and Stuart McKechnie QC reached a multi-million pound settlement, following a Court of Appeal decision (EXP v Barker) concerning allegations of bias on the part of experts, on behalf of a district judge who suffered a disabling stroke after a failure to identify and treat a cranial aneurysm.
Children law (including public and private law): 9 Gough Square is 'a hardworking set' with 'an excellent choice of barristers and pupils who understand the demands of public law work' and 'provide consistently good results and advice'. Members routinely advise on a myriad of issues from radicalisation through to sexual abuse cases. In addition, they represent parents in disputes over children arrangements.
In addition, members of chambers are also ranked for Court of Protection and Community Care, Crime, Fraud, Health and Safety, Industrial disease, Inquests and Inquiries, Police Law (defendant) and Travel Law (including jurisdictional issues).
The full rankings are available here.