David Knifton appointed Queen’s Counsel

December 22, 2017

Exchange Chambers is delighted to announce that David Knifton has been appointed Queen’s Counsel.

The Lord Chancellor will preside over the appointment ceremony, where the rank will be formally bestowed upon all successful applicants, at Westminster Hall on 26 February 2018.

In total, her Majesty the Queen has approved the appointment of 119 new Queen’s Counsel.

Lord Chancellor David Lidington said:

“I commend each of the 119 barristers and solicitors, alongside the seven Honorary Queen’s Counsel, on their appointments.  The award of the title of Queen’s Counsel is a recognition of depth of expertise and eminence in their fields.  It is this expertise that gives the English legal system its world-leading reputation.”

David Knifton was called to the Bar in 1986 and specialises in high-value personal injury and clinical negligence cases, particularly those involving brain or spinal cord injuries, amputations and serious psychiatric injuries.  He acts almost exclusively for claimants.

David has also acted at a number of high-profile Inquests and public inquiries, including the North Wales (Waterhouse) Child Abuse Inquiry and the ‘Blue 25’ Inquest concerning the death of 5 UK Servicemen shot by a rogue Afghan policeman.

Tom Handley, Director of Chambers at Exchange Chambers said:

“On behalf of everyone at Chambers, I would like to congratulate David on his well-deserved elevation to Silk.”