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Personal Injury

"An extremely modern and forward-thinking set."

Chambers and Partners 2021

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 highly regarded for its expertise spanning a wide range of personal injury matters. Instructing solicitors praise the chambers as “an extremely modern and forward-thinking set” and draw attention to the “quality and depth” of its bench.”
Band 2 Leading Set – Personal Injury (Northern Circuit), Chambers and Partners 2021

Exchange Chambers has ‘a wide selection of barristers from the very junior end to silk‘ and clerks who ‘are proactive and helpful‘. The set’s personal injury team handles high value, complex cases involving injuries of the utmost severity, fatal accidents, industrial disease, and severe brain and catastrophic spinal cord injuries.
Leading Set – Personal Injury (Regional), The Legal 500 2021

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