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Jonathan Hand QC

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Jonathan Hand QC specialises in Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury work.

He has wide-ranging experience across both these fields, and acts for a mix of Claimant and Defendant clients. Much of his work involves catastrophic brain and spinal injuries as well as fatal accident claims.

He has a particular specialism in equine and other animal related litigation, and is well-known for his expertise in this area.

Other aspects of his practice include representation at Inquests and Professional Negligence claims arising out of the conduct of personal injury and clinical negligence litigation.

Jonathan is ranked by Chambers & Partners and by The Legal 500 as a leading junior in both Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers


Jonathan Hand QC is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

Areas of Law


“A strong negotiator who bring a measured approach and considers a case from all angles.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2021

“Thoughtful and tactical in court.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2021

“Has an authoritative and methodical way of working which always produces excellent results for clients.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2021

“He has great attention to detail and excellent knowledge of all types of personal injury work.” Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2020

“He’s very approachable and sympathetic to his clients.” Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2020

He is always so well prepared, handles himself very well and has good judgement.” Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2020

“He’s a pleasure to work with and his advocacy is excellent.” Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2020

“He has a sensible approach to advising on complex equine and occupiers’ liability claims.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2020

“Excellent in conferences and sails through the complexities of the law and medicine.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2020

“He provides sound advice, always responds when needed and is excellent with clients.” Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2019

“He is always brilliantly well prepared, anticipates difficult issues and is very approachable and responsive.” Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2019

“Very experienced and very thorough with preparation.” “Super-clever, easy to work with and excellent with clients.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2019

“He is a very clever and provides effective leadership of his team of client, solicitor and experts.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2019

“Always extremely well prepared for conferences and hearings. He is a top operator.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2018

“Excellent when handling clients and experts alike.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2018

“Very thorough and pragmatic. His attention to detail is excellent. He is a big support to the client.” Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2018

“Good at cross-examination and prepares extremely well for every case. He fully understands the problems and is very professional.” Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2018

“He is excellent in the higher-value cases.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2017

“He is an excellent advocate, who has wide-ranging knowledge of the field.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2017

“His preparation is meticulous. He has a very calm manner and is extremely practical and sensible. Clients love him.” Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2017

“He is careful, diligent, well prepared and a good negotiator.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2017

“He’s a smart thinker who is willing to go outside the box on difficult cases.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2017

“He is very approachable and very good on equine cases.” Legal 500 2016

“He is excellent, thorough and detailed. The value of having a conference with him lies in the fact that he has vast experience. He doesn’t miss anything.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2016

“He is a very experienced and competent senior junior who handles complex Clinical Negligence cases.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2016

“He is very calm and measured and clients like that.” Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2016

“His advice is clear and concise and he is always willing to go the extra mile.” Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2016

“He’s calm, really responsive and helpful.” “He is well organised and extremely helpful when finalising evidence. Always well prepared and on hand to advise when needed, he has a great manner when addressing clients and experts.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2015

“A real asset to every case.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2015

“He is very approachable and supportive, and has considerable expertise in the interpretation of the Animals Act.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2015

“An excellent eye for detail.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2014

“Excellent to work with.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2014



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