Christopher Allen

Call 2012

allen@exchangechambers.co.uk

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Practice Overview

Chris has a well-established practice largely focused on personal injury, which has grown considerably in recent years. As a former solicitor (admitted 2006), he brings a depth of experience to his work well beyond his year of call. He has a national practice, acting for both claimants and defendants in the County Court and High Court. He is frequently engaged to deal with matters with novel costs and procedural issues or those otherwise requiring technical expertise including appeals.

With an exclusively multi-track practice, he has considerable experience of dealing with injuries of the upmost severity including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and amputations. He is instructed as sole counsel in cases pleaded up to £1 million and often as led junior in cases worth in excess of £1 million. He has been involved in finalising several multi-million-pound settlements in the last year.

He is particularly adept at drafting large schedules of loss including schedules exceeding £10 million. He drafts schedules in Word, Excel and via PI Calculator according to his instructing solicitor’s preference. As a former solicitor and partner, he is an expert in costs and is regularly instructed for CCMC’s where the budgets are large. He has appeared against Queens Counsel.

Chris is friendly and approachable; he encourages his solicitors to contact him directly by telephone or email at all stages of litigation even before formal instructions have been sent. He also has a good database of experts and welcomes the opportunity to recommend suitable experts at an early stage.