12KBW is recognised as one of the leading barristers’ chambers specialising in personal injury and fatal claims.  Unlike many in this field, we are equally well-known for the expertise of our barristers in acting both for claimants and defendants.  We are consistently ranked in the first tier of personal injury chambers in the leading legal directories and many of our barristers are recommended as leading silks and juniors in this field.

With barristers located throughout England and Wales, and with experience at all levels,  we deal with the full range of personal injury claims, including cases with an international dimension.  We act in cases arising from road traffic claims (including Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) cases, insurance issues, credit hire and fraud), employers’ liability cases and public liability claims (such as occupiers’ liability and public authority claims).  Our barristers utilise their experience and knowledge in the field of personal injury when representing families and potential defendants at inquests, and in defending health and safety criminal cases.  We have acted in some of the highest value personal injury claims, both decided and settled.

The expertise of our barristers in personal injury law underpins other areas of practice, especially industrial disease, clinical negligence, professional negligence arising out of personal injury litigation, product liability, and international and travel claims.  We offer experience in both personal injury and employment law, which means that we are frequently instructed in cases such as occupational stress and discrimination claims.

Our barristers have been instructed in many of the most important cases in the field of personal injury, for example:

  • Fairchild v Glenhaven,
  • The Pleural Plaques Litigation
  • Wells v Wells
  • Heil v Rankin
  • Hatton v Sutherland
  • Page v Smith
  • Kennedy v Cordia
  • Knauer v MOJ
  • Greenway v Johnson Matthey.

12KBW barristers are regularly instructed to act at joint settlement meetings and in mediations.  Further, many of our clients, instructing solicitors, and barristers from other chambers, recommend our qualified and experienced mediators, all of whom are personal injury specialists.