Personal injury

Personal injury

Personal injury

Winners of the Chambers & Partners 2015 Bar Awards Set of the Year

Winners of the Legal 500 2014 Bar Awards Set of the Year

Crown Office Chambers is recommended as a leading set for personal injury by all the Legal Directories. Our strength in depth enables us to offer our clients a choice of specialist advocates and advisers at all levels - even at short notice.

We act in all forms of personal injury, disease and related insurance work. Our members are retained for claimants and defendants and for every type of client whether large or small. The number of practitioners in Crown Office Chambers allows us to provide high calibre teams of counsel for the large and complex disputes. We also have a reputation for the effective handling of claims which require the personal touch. 

As a leading set in disease litigation, we have many of the Bar’s leading practitioners in this area. Asbestos, stress, COSHH, work-related upper limb disorder, vibration white finger, dermatitis, asthma, cancer and deafness claims all figure widely in many members’ practices. Members are also involved in advisory work in emerging areas of contention, such as passive smoking, pharmaceutical, toxic mould, mobile telephone, pollution and DVT claims. They frequently act in related insurance litigation.

Many members specialise in multi-party and individual claims, both for claimants and defendants, arising from historic sexual abuse and we have the capacity to provide teams of counsel to deal with these where required. 

Chambers has also been active in many technical and innovative aspects of quantum litigation, most notably in catastrophic injury and rail disaster claims and in precedent setting authorities. We have been in the forefront of the use of structured settlements, periodical payments and flexible claim resolution formats. Costs litigation also figures prominently in a number of members' practices, and we have a dedicated team who are expert in this field: click here for more details.

Members of chambers undertake conditional fee agreements in appropriate cases. A personal injury service protocol is operated for those who wish to enter into it. ADR is extensively undertaken by members, and a fully equipped ADR suite is available for use at Crown Office Chambers.

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