Stephen Killalea QC

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Steve has had one of the leading catastrophic brain and spinal injury practices over the past decade. Specialising in contentious liability cases and the most complex and high value personal injury cases.

Steve’s practice is throughout England and Wales. He has Chambers in London and Manchester. An innovative approach to a PPO (adopting the approach of an old-fashioned bottom-up structure) in 2019 led to an approved annual award of £950,000 plus a substantial capital sum (ATX (a Child by her Litigation Friend ATY) v CRS & DPS). Also extensive experience of accidents abroad.

Substantial early criminal background (prosecution and defence) has led to Health and Safety prosecutions, actions against the police, and representation at the most difficult inquests.

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Called to the Bar 1981. QC 2006. Bencher Middle Temple 2012. Advanced advocacy trainer (Middle Temple and international).

Professional Memberships

Personal Injuries Bar Association. Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.


Co-author “Health and Safety: The Modern Legal Framework” (2nd edition), Butterworths 2000. Various contributions to other publications and published books.


Lives in Brighton. Sheffield University.