Personal Injury Group
Clerksroom’s personal injury team is national in scope, coverage, and importance. Geographically, with bases at 218 Strand opposite the RCJ and in Manchester next to the new Civil Justice Centre, as well as Taunton, Birmingham and Leeds personal injury represents almost a third of the work undertaken by Chambers. We enjoy an equal balance between claimant and defendant work and cover every court from Truro to Norwich and Canterbury to Carlisle.
Counsel are amongst the leaders at the Bar at silk and senior junior level, as well as having superb variety and expertise at the younger end of chambers where ringcraft and enthusiasm are at a premium. With training courses regularly led around the country by our counsel, Clerksroom has a tremendous presence in the market but retains the individual and caring personal touch.
For defendants, our counsel are instructed by leading insurers from Aviva and EUI to HSBC and Tradex across the whole range of cases from catastrophic to credit hire claims. Fraud, malingering, and industrial disease cases have a strong following with road traffic liability and quantum particularly well represented. Counsel have a reputation for tough negotiating, fighting claims, and sensible advice delivered in an approachable and professional manner recognising the experience of our professional clients.
For claimants, with both CFA and LEI/private funding equally accepted, counsel have appeared in every court centre and at every level - from major appeals on privilege, procedure, and liability to the most straightforward whiplash claims and tripping cases. Counsel offer pragmatic assessments, strong support for solicitors, and conferences in client's homes or offices around the country. Paperwork is delivered swiftly, with overnight returns a feature where requested, and very strong and personal working relationships grown over the years.
The personal injury group have a sophisticated intranet which keeps members current and offer in house training as well as seminars around the country. We are pleased to under early assessments of cases and appear in the CICA, coroner's courts, inquiries and inquests as well as mediations on a regular basis. Most of our counsel are accredited mediators with a strong knowledge of mediation advocacy and tactics.
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I cannot speak highly enough of Michael (O'Neill).
I have always found that Michael has a superb eye for detail, is the best advocate that I have ever seen during my time in this line of work, he is extremely adaptable and will always work around us in the event that tight deadlines are in place, and has a very good manner with clients in conference. I have used Michael on a wide range of cases previously and no case is too much of a challenge for him. He is always prepared to give a difficult case a run and has achieved many superb results for me over the years.
Neil Hudgell Solicitors