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Background

Paul Evans

Call: 2001

"Paul is extremely experienced and knowledgeable. He is very capable of dealing with complex, difficult and high-value claims. He is tenacious in his approach and always goes the extra mile. His client care is second-to- none and he genuinely cares and works very hard to achieve the best possible outcome."

Legal 500 2024

"Paul is an excellent advocate with detailed and extensive knowledge." "Paul is an experienced advocate who is knowledgeable, responsive and empathetic to clients. He is able to relay difficult and complex advice in a way that clients understand." "Paul is extremely capable of dealing with very complex, difficult and high-value claims."

Chambers UK 2023

"Paul is very empathetic towards the claimants and is able to support them through tough times. He is tenacious in his approach, very hardworking, and always willing to go the extra mile. He is very experienced and knowledgeable and is an invaluable asset to any claimant team."

Legal 500 2023

"Paul is tactically very astute. He has a fantastic manner when dealing with clients, helping them through the complex litigation process. " "Paul is a really strong performer."

Chambers UK 2023

"Paul is very strategically aware, he really knows when a case has reached its high watermark, tactically astute and makes clients feel at ease in very difficult scenarios."

Legal 500 2022

Paul Evans is a specialist in Personal Injury. He is a sought after and busy senior junior, with 20+ years of practice and experience in Personal Injury.

Paul has been consistently ranked as a leading junior in the field for over a decade. Paul is currently ranked as a Band 1, Leading Junior in the field by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories.

Paul is instructed by both claimants and defendants, with his current case load covering the full spectrum of the most serious claims, including brain and spinal cord injuries, amputations, orthopaedic polytrauma and fatal accidents, arising from road traffic accidents, employers’ and public liability claims.

Paul regularly undertakes cases of several million pounds as sole Counsel, is frequently against Kings Counsel and given his experience, is regularly instructed as a junior to Kings Counsel in highly complex or catastrophic claims, where he undertakes much of the drafting, interlocutory Court hearings and conferences with the full range of expert witnesses.

Paul has a particular interest in cases involving amputations and prosthetics, and as a keen cyclist and former motorcyclist, claims arising from cycling and motorcycling accidents.

Expertise

Personal Injury

Paul has a substantial advisory element to his practice, is regularly instructed for his advice in conference, his drafting skills, Schedules/ Counter Schedules, in addition to undertaking all forms of ADR, including Round Table Settlements, Pathways/ Way Forward meetings, the full range of interlocutory hearings, trials, appeals and inquests.

Paul is extremely accessible, easy to work worth, has a prompt turnaround of work and excellent attention to detail. Paul is very effective in a team, regularly working with Kings Counsel and multiple solicitors in catastrophic claims. Paul utilised paperless working, technology and e-bundles long before Covid-19 and is happy undertaking all forms of remote hearings and ADR.

Costs formed a large part of Paul’s early practice and with CCMHs being so fundamental to the effective running of catastrophic claims, Paul is frequently instructed to advise on case planning and budgets. Paul is happy to attend CCMHs without a separate costs draftsperson.

Costs formed a large part of Paul’s early practice and with CCMHs being so fundamental to the effective running of catastrophic claims, Paul is frequently instructed to advise on case planning and budgets. Paul is happy to attend CCMHs without a separate costs draftsperson.

Paul has extensive experience across the full range of issues in complex and high value claims, including:

  • Rehabilitation Code and the Serious Injury
  • Full Care and Case Management packages
  • Capacity
  • Accommodation claims
  • Substantial loss of earnings, including for the self employed
  • Elective amputation
  • Prosthetics
  • Assistive Technology
  • Provisional Damages
  • Statutory Funding
  • Periodical Payments
  • Pain conditions

Catastrophic Injury

Paul has a substantial advisory element to his practice, is regularly instructed for his advice in conference, his drafting skills, Schedules/ Counter Schedules, in addition to undertaking all forms of ADR, including Round Table Settlements, Pathways/ Way Forward meetings, the full range of interlocutory hearings, trials, appeals and inquests.

Paul is extremely accessible, easy to work worth, has a prompt turnaround of work and excellent attention to detail. Paul is very effective in a team, regularly working with Kings Counsel and multiple solicitors in catastrophic claims. Paul utilised paperless working, technology and e-bundles long before Covid-19 and is happy undertaking all forms of remote hearings and ADR.

Costs formed a large part of Paul’s early practice and with CCMHs being so fundamental to the effective running of catastrophic claims, Paul is frequently instructed to advise on case planning and budgets. Paul is happy to attend CCMHs without a separate costs draftsperson.

Paul has extensive experience across the full range of issues in complex and high value claims, including:

  • The Rehabilitation Code and the Serious Injury Guide
  • Full Care and Case Management packages
  • Capacity
  • Accommodation claims
  • Substantial loss of earnings, including for the self employed
  • Elective amputation
  • Prosthetics
  • Assistive Technology
  • Provisional Damages
  • Statutory Funding
  • Periodical Payments
  • Pain conditions

Mediation

Paul qualified as an Accredited Mediator following a 5 day facilitative mediator training with the London School of Mediation in 2011 and is happy to undertake mediations across the range of personal injury cases.

Notable Personal Injury Cases



Serious lower limb injuries to a young female pedestrian



Spinal cord injury (paraplegic) arising out of an accident at work



Serious traumatic brain injury female with a loss of capacity against MIB with “clause 8” issues



Spinal cord injury (paraplegic), with moderate traumatic brain ry and orthopaedic polytrauma to a motorcyclist



Serious traumatic brain injury and orthopaedic polytrauma cyclist



Fatal accident claim with a dependency arising from the loss of farming business



Above knee amputation for a young female pedestrian



Serious traumatic brain injury with a loss of capacity to young female pedestrian



Spinal cord injury to young adult with a serious traumatic brain injury and loss of capacity
inst the MIB with “clause 8” issues



Partial hand amputation and prosthetic claim caused by defective equipment at work



Orthopaedic polytrauma caused by defective equipment at work



Moderate traumatic brain injury to a cyclist with a significant value loss of earnings



Spinal cord injury (tetraplegic) to a young adult male arising out of an accident at work



Fatal accident to a cyclist sed by defective highway maintenance



Serious bowel injuries to a young adult male passenger arising of a road traffic collision



Polytrauma arising out of a fall from construction machinery



Serious traumatic brain injury to a young child arising out of a road traffic collision



Spinal cord injury (paraplegic) to an elderly adult arising out public liability accident



Serious traumatic brain injury to a pedestrian with a loss of capacity



Fatal accident claim for a railway worker who was crushed by a train



Serious traumatic brain injury to a young adult male arising out of a road traffic collision



Polytrauma to a cyclist and moderate traumatic brain injury to a cyclist



Serious traumatic brain injury for a motorcyclist



Above knee amputation and prosthetic claim arising out of an accident at work



Spinal cord injury (paraplegic) for young adult male arising out of a road traffic collision



Below knee amputation and prosthetic claim arising out of road traffic collision



Fatal accident claim arising from an industrial roofing accident at work



Fatal accident claim for familial dependency to a foreign country


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"Has a wealth of experience dealing with a variety of personal injury claims and has a fantastic knowledge of how insurers work."


"Incredibly knowledgeable and very good at dealing with clients." "An excellent barrister who provides sensible advice in a clear way. He is very good both on paper and in conference."


"A force on his feet and equally good in conferences and when preparing paper advice."


"He’s very good with clients and is very accessible; he’s always available at the end of the phone and he’s very good at talking through issues and deciding where to take the case."


"He’s very good with clients and is very accessible; he’s always available at the end of the phone and he’s very good at talking through issues and deciding where to take the case."


"He operates at a silk level."


  • Kings College, University of London, BSc. Biology (First Class)
  • Nottingham Post Graduate Diploma in Law (Commendation)
  • Inns of Court School of Law Bar Vocational Course (Very Competent)
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William Theaker

Practice Director, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

williamt@no5.com

07494 070989

Clare Radburn

Practice Director, Family, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

clarer@no5.com

07809 407950

Pete Mottram

Practice Manager, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track)

peterm@no5.com

Ed Milburn

Personal Injury (Fast-Track) Team Leader

edmundm@no5.com

Matthew Reeves

Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury (Multi Track) and Regulatory Clerk

matthewr@no5.com

Tracey Witherford

Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track) Clerk

traceyw@no5.com

Morgan Smith

Clinical Negligence (Multi-Track) & Personal Injury Clerk

morgans@no5.com

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