We are delighted with our rankings and feedback in the latest edition of Chambers UK Bar Guide. 

Congratulations to Richard Viney as a new entry in Personal Injury and Patrick Kerr, John-Paul Swoboda and Niall Maclean as new entries in Industrial Disease.

We are proud to see improvements on last years’ rankings for 8 of our members in the following areas:


Personal Injury

12 King’s Bench Walk retains its reputation as a leading chambers in the personal injury market, garnering praise from instructing solicitors who describe it as “one of the best personal injury sets in London.” The set boasts an impressive bench of senior and junior barristers, who are noted for their expert representation of both claimant and defendant clients. Members are regularly called upon to handle the full gamut of personal injury matters, and offer expertise in fatal and catastrophic injury, industrial disease, RTA and public liability claims. Several of the set’s barristers also field experience in cases involving allegations of fraud, with the set recently acting for the defendant in Pinkus v Direct Line, a high-profile claim for catastrophic injuries which was dismissed in its entirety for fundamental dishonesty. The team also receives frequent instructions in personal injury cases involving an international element.

Client service: “The clerking is very good – the service provided is ten out of ten and director of clerking Oliver Parkhouse is a class act.” “The clerks are always great to work with and they’ll always make sure to do things well, even if it’s a last minute request. They always have time for you and the whole team is really engaging. They provide an extra level of customer service and really do hold your hand throughout.” “The clerking is very good – they’re efficient, prompt and very good with clients.”



12 King’s Bench Walk is home to a team of talented personal injury specialists with considerable experience handling complex international claims. Members field expertise in fatal accident, holiday sickness and food poisoning claims, and cases under the Package Travel Regulations. The team is also noted for its expert handling of matters involving complex applicable law and jurisdiction issues. The barristers are regularly instructed to act on behalf of both claimants and defendants, including cruise lines, tour operators, travel agents and insurers. Instructing solicitors praise the set’s “fast-expanding and reputable international personal injury practice,” adding that “the fantastic juniors complement the experience held at senior and QC level.”

Client service: “The clerking service is really strong – all the clerks are very approachable and they respond promptly.” “The clerks very accommodating and always happy to help. They can deal with matters promptly and efficiently.” The director of clerking, Oliver Parkhouse, is “very approachable and dependable.”


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