David Knifton sworn in as Silk

February 27, 2018

Exchange Chambers is delighted to announce that David Knifton was appointed Her Majesty’s Queen’s Counsel at a ceremony at Westminster Hall yesterday.

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. He is consistently recommended as a leading barrister in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

As a junior, he was regularly instructed, with or without a leader, in claims of the utmost severity. His highest award in that capacity was £5.85m, and he consistently achieved settlements totalling around £20m per year.

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.”

David practises exclusively in clinical negligence and personal injury cases, primarily on behalf of claimants. He is recommended as a leader in those fields by both Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.