'"An excellent set for general personal injury claims," Old Square Chambers stands out for the fact that "a number of its members have outstanding expertise in employers' liability cases".'
Chambers and Partners, 2010
This set is a “hothouse of talent that is home to some of the circuit’s key individuals.” It has both clerks and barristers who are seen as accessible and accommodating.
Chambers and Partners, 2011
Old Square Chambers has ‘over the years, demonstrated a very high standard in personal injury work’.
Legal 500, 2010
In 2009 our PI Group enjoyed a hat trick of successes at the 2009 Personal Injury Awards by taking all three titles in Chambers of the Year 2009, Barrister of the Year (Barry Cotter QC) and Outstanding Case of the Year (David Wilby QC, for his work on the landmark birth defects case, Corby)
In 2010 we were again shortlisted for Chambers of the Year 2010 and David Wilby QC for Barrister of the Year at the 2010 Personal Injury Awards with David taking the runner-up spot.
2011 made it a hatrick of nominations for Chambers of the Year.
Old Square Chambers' Personal Injury Group has an outstanding reputation throughout the UK. The Group comprises over half of Chambers, and includes 6 Queen's Counsel.
Nature of work
Members of the Group undertake all aspects of this wide-ranging and complex field, including the commonly litigated areas of:
road traffic accidents
Highways Act claims
The Personal Injury Group is regularly instructed in high value head, brain and spinal injury cases. Old Square Chambers has acted in a large number of high value claims involving ex service personnel.
We also cover more specialised areas such as industrial disease litigation, claims under the package holiday regulations, forum non conveniens and child abuse claims.
The Personal Injury Group has particular expertise in disaster litigation and multi-party actions. Members of the Group have been involved in some of the most complex cases of recent years including the largest ever multiple party claim, the Vibration White Finger Group Litigation ("the British Coal Litigation") – involving around 130,000 claimants and total compensation payments in excess of £1.5 billion thus far – and the Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire Industrial Deafness Litigation.
Old Square Chambers has a strong practice in professional negligence arising out of personal injury claims.
In addition, the Personal Injury Group has expertise in advising on costs, CFAs, structured settlements and periodical payments.
Members of the Group are active as committee members of the Personal Injury Bar Association, and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Bar Council's CFA panel.
The 2006 edition of
Munkman on Employer's
Liability was edited and contributed to by 12 members of the Group. In addition, the Personal Injury Group produces a regular newsletter featuring articles by members on recent developments in the law.
A programme of internal and external seminars is held each year. For further information please see Seminars
or contact Natasha Kelly, Marketing Manager.