personal injury

Personal Injury

“Exchange Chambers houses a large number of specialist personal injury counsel, across both the senior and junior ranks."

The Legal 500 2020

Our personal injury team has an exceptional reputation in handling high value, complex cases involving injuries of the utmost severity, as well as a variety of niche personal injury matters.

Our barristers are recognised for their exceptional level of advice and advocacy in all aspects of personal injury work.

Led by Head of Chambers Bill Braithwaite QC, one of the leading catastrophic injury barristers in the UK, the team handles claims across England and Wales.

We offer advice and representation on behalf of both claimants and defendants at all stages of the case, from pre litigation advice through to settlement meetings and mediations.

Our areas of specialism include:

  • Accidents in the workplace
  • Catastrophic injuries including brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Chronic pain disorders and other somatoform disorders
  • Claims arising from road traffic accidents
  • Claims for amputees
  • Clinical negligence
  • Costs
  • Dangerous sports claims
  • Employers’ liability
  • Fatal accidents
  • Industrial disease
  • Military claims
  • Occupiers liability
  • Product liability
  • Public liability
  • Subtle brain injury

A number of members are frequently instructed by government departments including the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Justice in matters such as non-freezing cold injury, stress at work claims and inquests.

We have many barristers who handle defendant work. To visit our Personal Injury Defence page, please click here.

Many of our barristers are experienced in a wide range of alternative dispute resolution, and a number are qualified mediators.

We provide in-house training for solicitors and hold an extensive series of personal injury and clinical negligence seminars throughout the year.


What the Directories Say

“Exchange Chambers is well regarded for its impressive bench of senior and junior personal injury barristers. Members are noted for their expert handling of complex and high-value cases involving catastrophic and fatal injuries, amputations, complex pain disorders and industrial disease.”
Band 2 Leading Set – Personal Injury (Northern Circuit), Chambers and Partners 2020

“Exchange Chambers houses a large number of specialist personal injury counsel, across both the senior and junior ranks.”
Leading Set – Personal Injury (Northern and North Eastern Circuit), The Legal 500 2020

The Team