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Cloisters Chambers

Personal Injury

4 ranked barristersBand 2London (Bar)UK Bar 2021 View ranking table
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Cloisters Chambers is described by instructing solicitors as a "very strong set in this area," noting that "it is renowned for its handling of high-value personal injury claims." Members are highly regarded for their adroit handling of cases involving injuries of the utmost severity, including catastrophic and psychiatric injury claims, and are well versed in complex liability and quantum disputes. Additional areas of strength for the team include RTAs, abuse claims and MIB claims. Recent work handled by the members includes Vicky Balch v Merlin Attractions Operations, a high-profile amputation claim arising from an accident at Alton Towers.

Client service:

"The clerks are all very communicative, responsive and helpful in finding space in packed diaries." "The clerks are very affable and pleasant to deal with." The senior clerk is Glenn Hudson.

Strengths:

Daniel Lawson
Recognised by the market as a leading claimant junior who often appears unled against silks in complex injury claims. He focuses on accident at work and RTA cases and is commended for his assistance in multi-track claims. He is also known to handle high-profile liability cases.
"He is meticulous in his preparation and can tailor his approach to each client." "He is very thorough and particularly strong on liability issues." "Daniel's knowledge of the law and ability to get results for his clients are unparalleled."
Recent work: Instructed in a high-value brain injury claim arising from a Black & Decker photo shoot at a construction site in Germany. The claimant, a photography assistant, fell down a poorly protected stairwell shaft.

Strengths:

Joel Donovan QC
Concentrates on maximum severity psychiatric, spinal and brain injury cases for claimants. He is also adept at handling cases involving chronic pain syndromes. He has a deep understanding of claims arising from RTAs, and his practice also includes clinical negligence work. He is regularly instructed in cases involving disclosure, limitation and multiparty issues.
"He has a brilliant mind and a clear vision of where a case needs to go." "He has a very sympathetic ear and is very accessible and collaborative."
Recent work: Instructed in a high-value workplace bullying case brought by a former teacher.

Strengths:

Patricia Hitchcock QC
Praised for her reassuring client manner and impressive command of high-end catastrophic injury cases. Her expertise in complex RTAs is lauded, as is her grasp of complex medical information. Her caseload often includes claims with a criminal element. She has noted expertise in cases involving issues of liability and quantum.
"She is very good with clients and assured in court."

Strengths:

William Latimer-Sayer QC
Widely considered to be a leading light in the area, his practice is at the cutting edge of personal injury quantum. He has knowledge pertaining to a range of injuries including amputations and spinal cord injuries.
"A true catastrophic injury specialist." "He has great attention to detail and an excellent ability to translate his advice to make sure it is understandable for his clients." "The leading expert on quantum issues."
Recent work: Acted for a claimant who was catastrophically injured while supervising the defendant, who was a learner driver with a provisional licence.

Personal Injury Department

Cloisters Chambers

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1 Pump Court

Temple

London

Greater London

UK

EC4Y 7AA

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Silks (QC)

London (Bar)

Personal Injury


Joel Donovan QC
Band 2
Patricia Hitchcock QC
Band 3
William Latimer-Sayer QC
Band 1

Juniors

London (Bar)

Personal Injury


Daniel Lawson
Band 1