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Gareth Compton Personal Injury

Gareth read History at King’s College, Cambridge before being called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1997.

Gareth is a personal injury specialist, having practised in Personal Injury law for over 20 years.  He now undertakes work of substantial value and complexity for both Claimants and Defendants, including brain and spinal injuries, fatal accident and amputations in road traffic, employers’ and public liability cases.  Gareth regularly undertakes work in cases with a value in excess of £1,000,000 without a leader.

Gareth has particular experience of representing Defendants in all types of claims with elements of fraud.

Gareth’s practice covers all areas of personal injury work, including:

  • Claims arising out of road traffic accidents involving allegations of fraud, including complex fraud rings, staged accidents, bogus passenger claims, low velocity impact arguments and Fundamental Dishonesty   
  • Public liability claims, including tripping and slipping claims, highways claims and occupiers' liability, often raising issues of fraud
  • Employers’ liability (accidents at work and industrial disease claims)
  • Fatal Accident Act claims (including acting on behalf of the estate and dependants)
  • Injuries of the utmost severity
  • Claims to the CICA
  • Cases in the Coroner's Court
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Committals for contempt of court, following fraud findings
  • CRU appeals
  • Gareth has particular experience in employers’ and public liability claims, frequently acting for many large local authorities and multinational companies.
NOTABLE CASES                                                                              

Thomas Edward Bartlett v. English Cricket Board (Lawtel) 27th August 2015

Ruth Ireland v. David Lloyd Leisure [2013] EWCA Civ 665

(1)A Amin (2)A Hussein v. Royal Sun Alliance [2011] EWHC 278 (QB)

Jones v. Rhondda Cynon Taff [2008] EWCA Civ 1497.


MA (Hons) History - Cambridge University
Diplock Scholar - Middle Temple


Personal Injuries Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association