Personal injury, disease & negligence
We are a leading chambers in the field of personal injury (PI), industrial disease and professional & clinical negligence work. We enjoy a strong national reputation, with one of our heads of chambers ranked in The Legal 500.
Our barristers will act for claimants and defendants, and are regularly instructed by solicitors acting for leading insurers and trade unions. We accept work on a CFA, CCFA and block-contract basis, and we also offer a mediation service.
Park Square Barristers’ counsel are praised for their ‘technical ability, approachability and availability’, which are ‘second to none’. The team acts in a diverse range of matters, including claims arising from employers’ liability, public liability and RTAs. A particular strong suit is insurance fraud defence work, including staged road traffic collisions and phantom occupant cases, for which the set is ‘a first choice’. Recent work for Peter Wilson includes a low-velocity impact case arising from an RTA in which the claimant claimed damages for whiplash but was found to have been fundamentally dishonest in his claim. – See more here.
“Well known for clinical negligence, personal injury and related fraud cases.” — The Legal 500 (2015) on Sovereign Chambers.
We have 38 barristers practising in this area of law, and they are experienced at every level – from small claims to cases involving catastrophic injury and group litigation. Many are members of associations such as AvMA and the Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA) or Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).
Personal injury cases
Our barristers have wide-ranging experience in PI cases, including catastrophic personal injuries, road traffic accident cases, employer’s liability, fatal accidents, fraudulent claims, industrial disease work, occupier’s liability, public liability and product liability. Several offer a particular speciality in noise-induced hearing loss, vibration white finger (VWF), and asbestos-induced mesothelioma claims. The team also acts for parties in inquests and HSE prosecutions connected to such claims.
Three of our barristers are currently advising in the Mau Mau group litigation against HM Government, with Andrew Lewis QC leading two juniors in representing two large tranches of claimants.
Clinical negligence cases
We have barristers specialising in clinical negligence, regularly acting for claimants, health trusts, GPs or private defendant clients in a range of claims including serious cerebral palsy, negligent birth claims, paediatric cardiac surgery claims, issues arising from dental, cosmetic and orthopaedic surgery, obstetric claims, and failures in proper diagnoses resulting in reduced life expectancy.
Our professional negligence team has expertise in all aspects of litigation and advisory work in relation to claims against professionals, up to and including final hearing on issues such as duty of care, breach of duty or contract, causation and quantification of loss. Our barristers accept instructions to act in claims both for and against solicitors, barristers, insolvency practitioners, surveyors, architects, engineers, accountants, financial advisers, bankers, insurance brokers and other professionals. Their work is complemented by our regulatory & public team, which handles professional disciplinary matters.
Please contact us if you would like to instruct a barrister directly, without a solicitor as an intermediary.