Personal Injuries and Clinical Negligence

The team at Deans Court offer expertise as advisers and advocates in all areas of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Law.

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"Deans Court Chambers is ‘excellent for personal injury’ cases and has a solid clinical negligence practice to boot. Areas of expertise include birth injuries, road traffic accidents, failure to diagnose/treat brain and spinal cord injuries, and catastrophic injury claims. Members also handle claims involving allegations of dishonesty." - Legal 500

Areas of work include, but are not limited to:

 - Injuries of the utmost severity (spinal injuries, head injuries and other catastrophic injuries);

 - Class actions;

 - Clinical Negligence;

 - Industrial disease;

 - Sexual abuse claims;

 - Motor claims;

 - Insurance (coverage and policy points; first party and property claims; Road Traffic Act and Motor Insurers’ Bureau work);

 - Accidents in the workplace;

 - Claims against local authorities;

 - Occupiers' liability claims;

 - Civil and Insurance Fraud;

 - Animals Act claims;

 - Landlords' liability claims and defective premises;

 - Mediations and Joint Settlement Meetings.

Deans Court Chambers offers expertise in all areas of personal injury and clinical negligence litigation, and is widely recognised as one of the country’s leading Chambers in these areas. For many years, Members of Chambers have been involved in cases at all levels, including at the House of Lords and Supreme Court, and for both Claimants and Defendants. Clients are offered an outstanding service, and include insurers, health authorities, local authorities and government bodies, trades unions, small and national companies, as well as individual Claimants and Defendants.

The team is able to offer a full service, dealing with every aspect of personal injury and clinical negligence litigation, where necessary in conjunction with and complemented by other teams in Chambers.

Advocacy services cover an unrivalled range of work, including inquests and inquiries, insurance coverage and policy points, recovery and costs, as well as the issues raised in substantive personal injury and clinical negligence claims of all values.

We are aware of pressures on costs that there are in litigation. Mediation, joint settlement meetings and other forms of ADR are considered at all levels. We fully understand and apply our clients’ wish to deal with litigation proportionately, whether on the fast-track or for cases of significant value.

Members of our personal injury team accept instructions on a conditional fee basis. Each case is considered on its merits. Details about our conditional fee agreements service can be obtained from our clerks. The basis upon which we undertake this work is set out in the section of our website describing our standards for civil work.