Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Personal Injury - Northern (Bar)
Darryl Allen QC is a highly respected silk who maintains an outstanding catastrophic injury practice. He acts for both claimants and defendants and has been instructed in relation to a wide variety of cases including those concerning brain and spinal cord injuries.
Strengths: "He is particularly impressive in negotiations." "He provides an incredible level of preparation and inspires a huge level of confidence and grapples with technical matters well." "Truly outstanding."
Recent work: Acted for the defendant in a claim brought by a claimant who suffered a brain injury in utero when her mother was injured in an RTA.
Clinical Negligence - Northern (Bar)
Darryl Allen QC is noted for his expertise in cases concerning brain and spinal injury, and is able to advise on catastrophic and fatal cases. He has copious experience of claims alleging delayed diagnosis, surgical negligence and other failings.
Strengths: "Leaves no stone unturned when it comes to the investigation of liability, including in the most complex of birth injury claims. His client care is outstanding, and he has a warm but professional approach which puts clients at ease." "Working with him is seamless and incredibly easy. He adopts very much a team attitude to cases and is very approachable. He is incredibly sharp, he has an unrivalled ability to absorb the details of a case, and his preparation is second to none. He is charming with clients and puts them at ease very quickly but is a very robust and effective negotiator."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in a claim arising from the negligent failure to identify and treat a postpartum presacral hematoma, resulting in a cauda equina-type injury with pain, faecal and urinary incontinence, severely restricted mobility and severe disability.
This content is provided by Darryl Allen QC
Queen's Counsel specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence litigation.
Personal Injury - Acts on behalf of claimants and defendants in catastrophic injury and high value fatal accident claims. Substantial experience of analysing difficult issues relating to local authority care and accommodation, large care claims and high value complex loss of earnings claims.
Clinical Negligence - Represents patients and their families in clinical negligence claims. Caseload covers a wide spectrum of medical incidents, including delayed diagnosis of cancer, delayed diagnosis of infant brain tumour, surgical errors, birth trauma, failures in spinal anaesthetic technique leading to spinal cord injury, management of congenital heart conditions including infants, community and hospital management of diabetes and diabetic complications, failures in psychiatric care (community and inpatient) leading to suicide/attempted suicide.
Consistently recommended as a leading barrister in personal injury and clinical negligence work (Chambers and Partners/Legal 500).
Called (1995). Queen's Counsel (2014). Deputy High Court Judge (2017). Recorder (2010). Tribunal Judge (2007) Legal Adviser to the First Tier Tribunal (2014) (Criminal Injuries Compensation).
PIBA (Chairman 2018)
Born 1972. Education: Altrincham Grammar School for Boys and Leeds University (LLB (Hons)). Married with two daughters and two dogs. Completed Marathons London/New York and Ironman Lanzarote/Italy.