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UK Bar Guide 2023

Ranked in 2 Practice Areas
2
Personal Injury
13 Years Ranked
3
Clinical Negligence
7 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Stuart McKechnie KC

UK Bar

Professional Memberships

APIL

PIBA

Publications

General Editor of the APIL Guide to Catastrophic Injury Claims

Editorial working party of the Judicial College Guidelines for the assessment of General Damages

Practice Areas

Stuart took silk in 2018 and has quickly established a leading KC’s practice.

He specialises in the highest value catastrophic injury claims involving complex issues and large numbers of experts.

He is a past winner of ‘Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence Junior of the Year’ at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards and Personal Injury Barrister of the Year at the Personal Injury Awards.

In 2021/22 Stuart (conservatively) recovered damages with a combined capital value in excess of £130,000,000 (one hundred and thirty million) on behalf of Claimants. In JDF (a Child) v Hampshire County Council, he settled what at the time was the highest Personal Injury award ever made/approved by a Court in the UK, the equivalent of £28 million capitalised. This case was covered across the national media. More recently, in IXM v Norfolk & Norwich University Hospitals NHS Trust he settled a long running birth brain injury claim for the capital equivalent of £33.2 million.

Stuart is one of only three Barrister members of the working party responsible for the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. He is the General Editor of the APIL Guide To Catastrophic Injury Claims and sits on the Exec Committee of PIBA.

Career

University of Nottingham 1993-96

Called to the Bar 1997

Inner Temple Scholar.

KC 2018

Chambers Review

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UK Bar

Personal Injury - London (Bar)
2
Band 2

Stuart McKechnie KC
Stuart McKechnie KC is heralded as a true specialist in quantum and regularly appears for claimants in multimillion-pound cases. His expansive knowledge spans the full spectrum of catastrophic injuries, and he is well known for his command of maximum severity brain injury claims. Sources appreciate his grasp of complex medical issues.


Clinical Negligence - London (Bar)
3
Band 3

Stuart McKechnie KC
Stuart McKechnie KC focuses on handling catastrophic claims involving complex matters of law. In addition to being an expert clinical negligence advocate, he upholds a robust personal injury practice.

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