£13.25 million settlement for Bill Braithwaite QC and Chris Barnes

November 22, 2017

Bill Braithwaite QC and Chris Barnes acted for L, a 21 year woman who suffered a severe spinal injury in a road traffic accident in February 2015, to secure a £13.25 million settlement..

She was rendered tetraplegic and will remain heavily dependent on others for the rest of her life.

The claim settled at a Joint Settlement Meeting for £13.25 million. They were instructed by Darren Hughes of Slater & Gordon Solicitors.

Bill has been a QC for 25 years and has always practised as a personal injury lawyer, and since taking silk he has worked exclusively for claimants who have suffered catastrophic brain and spine injury. Bill never works for defendants and has represented well over 1,000 catastrophic brain or spine injury claimants, and has won hundreds of millions of pounds in client compensation. Bill has been awarded Personal Injury Barrister of the Year twice, UKABIF Lawyer Innovator once, and The Times Lawyer of the Week once.

Chris practises exclusively in the areas of personal injury, clinical negligence and related litigation. He represents claimants and defendants. He has significant experience of all levels of multi track claims up to and in excess of £10 million.

Bill Braithwaite QC and Chris Barnes are members of the personal injury team at Exchange Chambers.