Cobden House Chambers

Michael Jones

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Michael Jones specialises in insurance and personal injury litigation. The majority of his practice involves catastrophic personal injury work with a particular emphasis on traumatic brain injury and amputation cases. He acts for both Claimants and Defendants.

Michael conducts a large number of round table meetings, mediations and way forward meetings each year. His recent settlements on behalf of Claimants include a capitalised award in a TBI case exceeding £10 million (£4 million lump sum and PPO of £320,000) and a lump sum award in a TBI case caused by a stabbing incident, arising from clinical negligence, in the sum of £5.4 million.

Michael has longstanding experience in defending large group litigation cases, including the Sonae Group Litigation brought by 18,000 claimants and valued at £100 million, in which all claims and the subsequent appeal were dismissed. He is instructed in the ongoing Chirk Nuisance Group Litigation in the High Court.

Michael has a significant practice in pain cases, primarily for Defendants. He also acts for insurers in recovery actions for property damage, primarily following fire or flooding.

He has considerable experience in Prisons litigation including Jury and Article 2 Inquests. He has an extensive knowledge of Coroners' law from his time as Junior Counsel to The Shipman Inquiry.

Michael is a regular contributor to Chambers' seminar programme, most recently on the topics of brain injury litigation and amputation cases, together with the prosthetist John Sullivan.

Michael has been listed in the main legal directories since 2003.