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Jonathan Grace - Deans Court Chambers

Education

  • St Edward’s College, Liverpool
  • Oriel College, Oxford BA (Oxon) English - Congratulatory First
  • Polytechnic of Central London (Diploma in Law) - Distinction

Appointments

  • Head of Deans Court Personal Injury Team

Professional Associations

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Manchester and District Medico-Legal Society

Profile

Jonathan is the Head of the Personal Injury Group at Deans Court Chambers and specialises in personal injury and related fields of work. He is experienced in the full range of such work, including County Court and High Court trials, appeals (including Court of Appeal) and a variety of interlocutory hearings. He acts on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants in broadly equal proportions. Over the last 5 years, he has dealt with a number of instructions (both Claimant and Defendant) involving:

• spinal injuries
• brain injuries
• upper and lower limb amputations

He has experience both of mediation and (commonly) Joint Settlement Meetings, in high value / catastrophic injury claims. He is routinely instructed to prepare paperwork (Schedules of Damage / Counter-Schedules / Agenda and Questions for experts etc.) in a range of injury cases of greatly varying severity and complexity. In addition, he often deals with fatal accident claims and with issues (including preliminary trials) related to ‘capacity’.

Notable Cases

  • Personal Injury

    Re: KH

    Severe bowel injury and provisional damages

  • Personal Injury

    Re: CM

    Settlement at JSM of brain injury case, involving Court of Protection and PPOs

  • Personal Injury

    Re: AP

    Declaratory proceedings as to capacity within the Court of Protection.

  • Personal Injury

    Re: PW

    CRPS claim involving causation disputes between tort feasors

  • Personal Injury

    Re: NC

    Multi-party fatal accident claim with issues as to dependency/contribution/contributory negligence

What the directories say

Pre-eminent senior junior at the Northern Personal Injury Bar. He represents claimants and defendants alike in difficult cases regarding serious injury and fatal accidents. He is known for his ability to negotiate complex issues of liability and quantum, as well as for his calm, measured advocacy style. "He's so calm, he just doesn't get ruffled. He's very warm and charming, but he's also as cool as a cucumber." "Extremely experienced and very economical in negotiations and pleadings. He is a very good tactician."

Chambers UK, 2017

'Recommended for spinal and brain injury cases.'

Legal 500, 2016

A prominent senior junior who heads up the set's personal injury group. Works with both claimants and defendants on the most serious brain, spinal and amputation injuries. He is lauded by peers for his client manner and for being approachable and effective in negotiations. "He is absolutely outstanding. He has a calm but forceful style of advocacy, is unflappable in negotiations and has a wealth of knowledge." "He is calm and thorough and always shows a good understanding of key issues."

Chambers UK, 2016

Praised for his calm but forceful style of advocacy, acting for both claimants and defendants. He is well known for handling cases concerning amputation, brain and spinal injuries. "He is very good in negotiations. He's a calm but forthright individual who gets his points across well." "He is always a reassuring pair of hands; very calm and very well prepared, with a very easy manner."

Chambers UK, 2015

‘Hugely reliable, pragmatic and unflappable.’ (Personal injury and clinical negligence)

Legal 500, 2014

regularly handles high-value claims

Legal 500, 2014

He impresses instructing solicitors, who note that he manages to be "highly intellectual, yet also extremely user-friendly."

Chambers UK, 2013

'Friendly and approachable,' he is known for his 'balanced views and advice.'

Chambers UK, 2012

'ability to instil confidence in clients.'

Chambers UK, 2011

'is commended for his immaculate preparation.'

Legal 500, 2009 & 2010

'Top quality client care and wonderfully perceptive advice.'

Chambers UK, 2009

'Always prepared to the nth degree'

Chambers UK, 2008

'Does well because he prepares well'

Legal 500, 2008

'Impressive advocate'

Chambers UK, 2007

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