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Christopher Gibson QC

Call: 1976

Silk: 1995

Christopher Gibson QC practises in all types of high value clinical negligence and personal injury cases. He has extensive experience in cases involving injuries of maximum severity including, in particular, cases of cerebral palsy involving birth injuries where allegations are made in respect of...

Christopher Wilson-Smith QC

Call: 1965

Silk: 1986

Christopher Wilson-Smith QC's practice covers personal injury, often compounded by breaches of duty in healthcare following the initial trauma; clinical negligence; and serious crime, primarily involving corporate manslaughter and health and safety cases. In clinical negligence Christopher acts...

Gerard McDermott QC

Call: 1978

Silk: 1999

Gerard McDermott QC practises from England and is based in London and Manchester, with associated offices in Abu Dhabi and New York. His main areas of practice are Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice and Employment Law at all levels, although he maintains a diverse practice across the Common Law...

Gordon Bebb QC

Call: 1975

Silk: 2002

Gordon Bebb QC is identified as a leading silk, in professional disciplinary and regulatory law, by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. With a background in both serious crime and high value civil litigation, Gordon has become a specialist in the areas of clinical negligence, personal injury...

Ben Compton QC

Call: 1979

Silk: 2011

Ben Compton QC is a specialist advocate in health and safety renowned for his extensive experience in civil and criminal courts, subsequent appeals at the Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court, together with jury inquests throughout the UK. He is recognised as one of the country’s leading...

James Counsell QC

Call: 1984

Silk: 2017

James Counsell QC is widely recognised in the fields of Clinical and Professional Negligence and in Personal Injury, acting both for claimants and for defendants. He also specialises in acting for victims of historical sexual abuse, having recently acted as lead counsel in the first successful claim...

Matthew Phillips QC

Call: 1993

Silk: 2017

Matthew Phillips QC practises in the following fields: Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury and Sport. In the field of personal injury Matthew specialises in asbestos related disease claims and catastrophic head and spinal injuries. In the field of clinical negligence he acts for Claimants and...

Nathan Tavares QC

Call: 1992

Silk: 2018

Nathan Tavares QC specialises in clinical negligence, catastrophic personal injury claims, product liability, and professional negligence. He is regarded by solicitors and opponents interviewed by the legal directories for having “sound judgment”, “an industrious approach”, “a measured and...

Eliot Woolf QC

Call: 1993

Silk: 2018

Eliot Woolf QC specialises exclusively in the fields of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury (domestic and international). His Clinical Negligence practice is wide ranging, representing both claimants and defendants. His Personal Injury work has a focus on catastrophic brain and spinal injury...

Sarah Crowther QC

Call: 1999

Silk: 2018

Sarah Crowther QC has a broad practice with areas of focus in personal injury, private international law, clinical negligence and public law and discrimination cases. Sarah has experience in all claims for injury, illness or accident with an international element, including advising on European...

Jonathan Hand QC

Call: 1990

Silk: 2019

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...

Richard Mawhinney

Call: 1977

A CV for Richard Mawhinney is available upon request.

Christopher Kemp

Call: 1984

Christopher Kemp specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury litigation and acts for both Claimants and Defendants.

Patrick Sadd

Call: 1984

Between 2013 and 2016 Patrick Sadd was Counsel to the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry looking into the care of children in the Island since 1945. The Inquiry followed the world-wide publicity the Island attracted during the abuse investigation into the island’s children’s home at Haut de La...

Harry Trusted

Call: 1985

Harry Trusted is a first class trial advocate and negotiator, dealing with clinical negligence and personal injury claims. He is regularly instructed on behalf of claimants and defendants by specialist solicitors in high value claims. He was counsel for the successful claimant in Downing v...

James Aldridge

Call: 1987

James Aldridge specialises in personal injury, clinical negligence, and professional negligence in relation to the handling of litigation in those areas. His practice is fairly evenly split between claimant and defendant in personal injury work, and he acts mainly, but not exclusively, for...

Alison McCormick

Call: 1988

Alison McCormick's practice is Claimant focused, specialising in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence. Offering "sensitive yet robust advice" and "explaining things in plain terms" are key principles of her practice. In personal injury, Alison specialises in catastrophic injury...

Rachel Vickers

Call: 1992

Rachel Vickers has over 20 years experience undertaking personal injury and clinical negligence cases. During this period she has been involved in cases covering nearly all areas of clinical specialism. Rachel undertakes work in the Coroner’s court, CICA and has litigated a civil jury trial. ...

Abhi Mukherjee

Call: 1995

Abhi Mukherjee specialises in medical law, his work encompasses medical disciplinary work, clinical negligence and inquests. He also has extensive experience of personal injury law. Abhi is currently away from the UK and practising at the Bar in Melbourne, Australia. In the event of wishing to...

Harriet Jerram

Call: 1998

Harriet Jerram's key practice areas are clinical negligence and personal injury. She also represents clients at inquests, public inquiries and before disciplinary bodies. At Inquests she represents families, healthcare Trusts and insurers. She has particular experience of inquests concerning...

Ian Denham

Call: 2003

Ian Denham is a personal injury practitioner with a particular expertise in matters involving serious and catastrophic injuries, wrongful deaths, clinical negligence and cross-border personal injury claims. He is regularly instructed on cases involving life changing and catastrophic injury...

Daniel Clarke

Call: 2005

Dan Clarke practises in personal injury. He has a particular specialism in cases with an international element (including claims raising conflicts of law and jurisdictional issues) and has experience of acting in claims in other jurisdictions including in the Privy Council and in Jersey. Dan...

Ben Bradley

Call: 2007

Ben Bradley is recommended by the leading directories across his core practice areas of Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury. Within those core fields, he also sub-specialises in Travel Law and Sports Law. Described by Chambers & Partners as “…an extremely able barrister who performs...

Robert Dickason

Call: 2007

Robert Dickason specialises in clinical negligence and health and safety, and has particular experience in civil claims involving public law elements. Since his appointment to the Attorney General’s C Panel in 2015, he has regularly represented various Government departments in private and...

Will Young

Call: 2008

Will’s main areas of work are personal injury, clinical negligence and employment law, as well as professional discipline. Will is regularly instructed in a wide range of multi-track personal injury actions in the County Court, as well as more specifically in clinical negligence cases. He is...

Tom Gibson

Call: 2010

Tom specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury, and inquests. He does a good balance of claimant and defendant work. Tom joined Outer Temple Chambers as a pupil in September 2011 and as a tenant in September 2012. He was appointed to the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel...

Paul Livingston

Call: 2012

Paul is a civil practitioner specialising in Employment & Discrimination/Harassment, Public Inquiries and Child Abuse. His work includes both written and oral advocacy in the Employment Appeal Tribunal, Employment Tribunal, County Courts, and in Public Inquiry hearings. He also continues...

Stephen Doherty

Call: 2013

Stephen practises commercial litigation, with a focus on pensions, international contractual disputes, and financial services law. His recent work includes proceedings before the Determinations Panel of the Pensions Regulator in relation to the appointment of an Independent Trustee (led by Andrew...

Bianca Venkata

Call: 2014

Bianca joined Chambers as a tenant in 2015 after successfully completing pupillage. She accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ practice including commercial litigation, probate, employment & discrimination, financial services, personal injury, inquests and international related...

Hywel Jenkins

Call: 1974

Hywel Jenkins's specialty is advocacy - this he practises in the areas of Personal Injury, Disciplinary & Regulatory, where he has extensive experience in Health & Safety at work cases and also VAT cases.

David Westcott QC

Call: 1982

Silk: 2003

Professional Associate

David Westcott QC has been a specialist in clinical negligence and catastrophic personal injury cases for longer than he cares to recall. Having dealt with high-value actions without a leader for some five years before taking silk in 2003, he has been preparing big cases for nearly 20...


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