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UK Bar 2023
London (Bar) Personal Injury
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Band 3

10 Ranked Lawyers

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Personal Injury - London (Bar)
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Band 3

The barristers at 7BR are experienced in handling the full range of personal injury matters, and are regularly instructed in high-value catastrophic injury cases as well as smaller fast-track RTA claims. The set houses considerable strength in claims arising from allegations of historic sexual abuse. DFX and others v Coventry City Council is one such recent example, in which tenants represented the local authority in a claim initially pleaded at £40 million. Additional areas of expertise for the team include stress at work and psychiatric injury claims, complex liability disputes and cases involving the military. The set is considered a first port of call for both leading claimant and defendant solicitors. Notably, members have acted for claimants and defendants in claims arising as a result of the Grenfell fire, such as Da Costa & Hart and others v The Commissioner for the Metropolis and others on behalf of the Metropolitan Police. This matter considers the largest group litigation action brought by police officers, firefighters, survivors and relatives for psychiatric injuries.

Client service

"Paul Eeles and Mark Waterson are two of the most efficient, proactive and commercially savvy clerks out there."

"The clerking team are a lovely, responsive and talented group. They are always happy to help and build strong relations with their instructing solicitors."

"They go above and beyond to assist and provide excellent service and support."

The senior clerks are Paul Eeles and Steven Wright.

Notable Practitioners

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Adam Walker
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Band 3

Adam Walker has a personal injury practice that encompasses catastrophic injury and industrial disease matters, among other areas. He routinely acts on behalf of claimants and defendants, and is increasingly sought out by members of the armed forces in personal injury claims brought against the MoD. He is regularly instructed in cases involving substantial limitation issues.

"Adam is an expert in his field."

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James Weston
3
Band 3

James Weston is a personal injury specialist with experience handling catastrophic brain injury claims arising from accidents at work or on the road. His broad expertise also encompasses the defence of local authorities and institutions in claims of involving allegations of human rights breaches and negligence in relation to historic abuse.

"James is very quick, clever and always goes the extra mile to get the right results."

"He provides clear, detailed advice and is an excellent negotiator."

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Liam Ryan
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Band 3

Liam Ryan is an experienced junior noted for his expertise in complex stress at work claims. He is also regularly called upon to handle cases involving psychiatric injury as part of his broad personal injury practice.

"Liam has an encyclopedic knowledge of stress law."

"Liam is thorough and well prepared."

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Simon King
3
Band 3

Simon King routinely receives instructions from claimants and defendants in catastrophic injury cases. He is well versed in pavement trip and RTA claims in which liability is disputed, and has further knowledge of cases concerning pre-existing conditions.

"Simon is a superb personal injury junior with a sound outlook on the commercial realities of a case."

"He is able to digest complex medical records and focus on key issues and strategy."

"Simon provides a high level of client service."

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Adam Weitzman KC
2
Band 2

Adam Weitzman KC is one of the leading lights for defendant sexual abuse cases and is singled out for his robust advocacy and efficient approach. His clients include defendant charities, religious orders, local authorities and independent schools. His catastrophic injury practice is exclusively claimant-focused and centres on serious brain and spinal injuries, fatal accidents and amputations. He is also well regarded for his handling of cases involving children injured in RTAs. He has a forensic grasp of abuse cases involving non-delegable duties of care.

"Adam is very impressive. He has an ability to cut through the issues to get results."

"He is very accessible, innovative, client-focused and results-driven."

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Timothy Meakin
2
Band 2

Timothy Meakin has an esteemed practice that covers a diverse range of personal injury areas, including catastrophic injury, industrial disease and sexual abuse cases. He routinely acts on behalf of insurers and claimants, and is especially well versed in complex employers' liability and workplace injury disputes. He has appeared in several claims against the MoD.

"Timothy is tactically astute and dogged in negotiations."

"He has a pragmatic outlook which he couples with a complete mastery of the issues."

"Timothy has excellent presentation and advocacy skills."

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Steven Ford KC
2
Band 2

Steven Ford KC has an outstanding reputation for his defence work in historic sexual abuse cases, an area that forms part of his specialist practice, which focuses almost exclusively on psychiatric injuries. He also represents defendants in occupational stress, bullying and harassment, and forced trafficking matters. His clients are often educational or religious institutions, youth organisations or local authorities. He has a sound knowledge of multiparty abuse claims with thorny liability issues.

"Steven is excellent in his responsiveness."

"He is highly experienced."

"Steven has considerable experience and expertise and builds good rapport with clients."

"Steven produces excellent paperwork."

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Julian D Matthews
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Band 1

Julian Matthews is an accomplished and hugely experienced senior junior who handles catastrophic injury cases of the utmost severity. He primarily acts for defendants and major insurers, offering specific expertise in medically complex brain injuries and RTAs involving significant liability issues. His personal injury work benefits from his background in civil and family law.

"Julian is experienced, unflappable, and his bedside manner is incredibly good."

"Julian's client management is excellent."

"Tactically he is very strong."

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Simeon Maskrey KC
Star Individuals

Simeon Maskrey KC is a leading silk who is heralded as one of the most gifted advocates handling precedent-setting personal injury, clinical negligence and product liability litigation. He routinely acts for both sides, and has a particular focus on maximum severity brain and spinal injury cases. He is a prominent presence in the Supreme Court and the ECJ.

"Simeon is very astute and massively experienced."

"He is a very clever negotiator and he is very efficient."

"He is a fantastic advocate."

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Kiril Waite
3
Band 3

Kiril Waite is a well-resected personal injury practitioner. He acts for both claimants and defendants and offers a particular specialism in psychiatric injury claims.

"Kiril has great attention to detail and explains things very clearly."

Ranked Barristers at
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Julian D Matthews
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Adam Walker
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James Weston
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Liam Ryan
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