Deans Court Chambers

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Personal Injuries and Clinical Negligence

"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, 2017


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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.

A highly regarded set on the Northern Circuit housing a strong bench of clinical negligence barristers.

Chambers and Partners, 2022

A "go-to set in Manchester for personal injury matters,"

Chambers and Partners, 2021

A highly regarded set on the Northern Circuit housing a strong bench of medical negligence barristers. The set's tenants are also well equipped to represent clients at inquests, and are regularly called upon to handle cases involving complex issues of consent.

Chambers and Partners, 2021

Deans Court Chambers has 'a wealth of talent at their disposal' offering 'quality counsel who also are personable and approachable' for claimants and defendants alike.

Legal 500, 2021

A highly regarded set on the Northern Circuit, noted for its expert representation of both claimant and defendant clients. Members are instructed to act on behalf of insurers, local authorities, trade unions, government bodies and corporations, as well as private individual clients. "Whenever you instruct anyone from Deans Court you know you will get exceptional service right from the initial booking up to the final invoice."

Chambers and Partners, 2020

Deans Court Chambers is home to one of the region's largest personal injury teams, where solicitors 'can always rely upon any appointment being a properly experienced specialist'.

Legal 500, 2020

A "strong and reliable" set with experience covering a range of clinical negligence matters, such as complex obstetric claims including those relating to cerebral palsy. Barristers at the chambers also offer advice on orthopaedic and spinal claims, such as amputations and failures to diagnose cauda equina syndrome. The barristers act in claims relating to the negligent actions of surgeons, GPs, dentists and others. The set boasts strong capability in both claimant and defence work, and solicitors say "they have a respectful approach to all parties."

Chambers and Partners, 2019

Strong personal injury chambers, well regarded for its representation of both defendant and claimant clients in the full range of personal injury claims. The set also offers expertise in inquests and inquiries, and cases involving complex issues of costs and insurance coverage. Members are experienced in the handling of claims at all levels, up to and including those litigated in the Supreme Court. The set's clients include several insurers, local authorities, trade unions and national corporates, as well as individual claimants. Instructing solicitors praise Deans Court Chambers as "a very user-friendly and approachable set," adding that "the quality of counsel is consistently high."

Chambers and Partners, 2019

Deans Court Chambers is ‘a very strong personal injury set’, which also has a ‘wide experience of clinical negligence claims’. The set reports an uptick in clinical negligence matters, with recent instructions including failure to diagnose/treat brain and spinal cord injuries and malignant diseases. Members also handle serious/fatal road traffic accidents, industrial disease and catastrophic injury claims.

Legal 500, 2018

Deans Court Chambers has an outstanding reputation for its representation of a wide variety of defendants, including motor and employers' insurers and local authorities. It also undertakes high-value claimant work. It offers barristers with expertise across the full range of personal injury disputes. It is highly regarded by peers and instructing solicitors as a "strong set across the board with real strength in depth".

Chambers UK, 2016

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