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Alex Poole

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Alex Poole - Deans Court Chambers



  • Manchester Grammar School
  • Edinburgh University - MA (Hons)

Professional Associations

  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Northern Circuit


Alex represents claimants and defendants in multi-track litigation in all areas of personal injury law and clinical negligence. He is a frequent contributor to Chambers’ seminar programmes in these areas.

He is typically involved in claims of £100k to £2m in value involving fatalities, catastrophic injuries and chronic pain disorders, with contested expert evidence across multiple disciplines.

He is a leading junior in the defence of fraudulent personal injury claims – from single claimants to the very largest fraud rings encompassing many hundreds of claims.

Many of the RTA claims in which he is instructed feature technical credit hire issues. He has appeared in widely cited cases and is experienced in the pursuit of non-party costs orders, as wasted costs or otherwise.

Notable Cases

  • RTA Fraud

    Faraj & Others v Equity Insurance Group Ltd

    Successfully defended an insurer against three fraudulent claims following an induced road traffic collision, obtaining against all three Claimants declarations that they had deceitfully brought or assisted in the commission of fraudulent personal injury claims.

  • Personal Injury

    McCarthy v Grimes

    Catastrophic Brain Injuries to 4 year old child in road traffic accident

  • Personal Injury

    Sullivan v Quinn Direct Ins & Ors

    Catastrophic Spinal Injuries to 18 year old

  • Personal Injury

    Ali v Bradford [2010] EWCA Civ 1282

    Debris on Highway; scope of Highways Act s.41, 130, 150

    Wilkinson v York [2011] EWCA Civ 207

    s. 58 Highways Act, scope of statutory defence

  • Personal Injury

    Hunt v Aviva

    £100k+ Credit Hire claim by Premiership Footballer


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