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Derek O'Sullivan QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Personal Injury - London (Bar)

Band 1

Derek O'Sullivan QC
Derek O'Sullivan QC is a standout silk who regularly appears in high-value catastrophic injury cases. He elicits stellar market praise for his technical abilities and client care, as well as his handling of fraud allegations. He is one of the few barristers to have been instructed in a corporate manslaughter case.
Strengths: "Brilliant at combining technical know-how with tactics." "An incredibly impressive advocate. He is great with clients and has excellent legal knowledge."
Recent work: Instructed in Barrow v Merrit, a case involving an infant claimant who attempted to cross the road outside of their house and was involved in a collision with a car resulting in catastrophic injury. Liability was in dispute and the case was valued between £5 and £10 million.
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