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Personal Injury

"Exchange Chambers is renowned throughout the Northern circuit for its expertise in catastrophic brain and spinal injury claims."

Chambers and Partners 2017

Our personal injury and clinical negligence department is of unparalleled strength and depth at every level, comprising 6 silks and over 40 juniors, extending the full spectrum of seniority.

Led by Head of Chambers Bill Braithwaite QC, one of the leading catastrophic injury barristers in the UK with over 25 years of experience as a silk, the team handles claims across the whole of 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.

The 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. Areas of work include, but are not limited to:

  • Accidents in the workplace
  • Chronic pain disorders and other somatoform disorders
  • Claims arising from road traffic accidents
  • Claims for amputees
  • Claims involving orthopaedic injury
  • Clinical negligence
  • Dangerous sports claims
  • Fatal accidents
  • Industrial disease (including mesothelioma and other asbestos related conditions; HAVS and vibration white finger; work-related upper limb disorder; dermatitis; asthma; deafness and stress)
  • Injuries of the utmost severity (head and brain injuries, spinal injuries and other catastrophic injuries)
  • Military claims

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.

View our personal injury defence brochure here.

We provide in-housing training for solicitors and hold an extensive series of personal injury and clinical negligence seminars throughout the year covering cases of interest, hot topics and developments in the field.

The Team