Byrom Street Chambers

James Rowley QC

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Practice Areas

Personal injuries: Faisal v Younis and Active Brands [2018] EWHC 1111 (QB); Dunhill v Burgin [2014] UKSC 18; Scott and Evans v Griffiths QBD Lawtel 29/01/14; Dixie v. British Polythene Industries PLC [2010] EWCA Civ 1170; Threlfall v. Hull City Council [2010] EWCA Civ 1147; Stanley v Bryn Close t/a Armthorpe Moto Parc [2009] EWHC 2849 (QB); Jebson v MOD [2000] 1 W.L.R. 2055.

Clinical Negligence: Beech v Timney [2013] EWHC 2345 (QB); Spencer v NHS North West [2012] EWHC 2142 (QB); Parkes v Mann [2011] EWHC 1724 (QB); Inquiries: Report of the Royal Liverpool Children’s Inquiry - HMSO (2001)


MA (Classics) Cantab; Dip Law; Stonyhurst and Emmanuel. Called 1987. Counsel to the Royal Liverpool Children's Inquiry; Recorder (2002-15). Silk 2006. Door Tenant: Crown Office Chambers. Panel Arbitrator (2015-): Personal Injury claims Arbitration Service [PIcARBS]. Lectured widely in PI and clinical negligence.

Professional Memberships

PIBA (Chairman 2010-12); PNBA


A PIBA Guide to Pension Loss Calculation. Chapters on claims for Care and Loss of Pension in Facts & Figures. Serious Personal Injury Litigation - a Quantum Update [2008] JPIL 109, still updated at Combat Immunity and the Duty of Care [2004] JPIL 280.


Married with three children. High Legh CC, armchair sportsman, gardener and cook.