Personal Injury

Described as "A widely respected set in the personal injury market featuring a number of specialist barristers" No5’s Personal Injury Group has over 70 members including 4 QC’s who are supported by two dedicated clerking teams managing multi-track and fast-track work. 

The group prides itself on its strength in depth and comprises experienced counsel, many of whom are consistently rated by the legal directories. With a strong focus on client care, the group consistently delivers high levels of service to both claimant and defendant clients.

The group’s areas of expertise include Serious and, Catastrophic Injury, Fraud, Credit Hire, Industrial Disease, International Travel Litigation and Costs.

For full details of each team please click the links below to the specialist areas or alternatively, contact a member of our clerking team.

Specialist Areas


It houses a deep bench of highly regarded senior and junior barristers who are regularly instructed in complex and high-stakes matters. Members act on behalf of claimants and defendants, and are adept at handling both fast-track and multi-track claims. Areas of expertise for the team include catastrophic and fatal injury claims, as well as cases involving psychiatric damage, amputations and chronic pain syndromes. Instructing solicitors describe No5 as "the best set in the region" and note that "the wide variety of expertise and skill available at varying degrees of seniority is unmatched by any other chambers in the country."
Chambers UK 2021

No5 Barristers Chambers is home to a large personal injury group with strong experience across both claimant and defendant work, and are praised by clients as the 'first choice for general personal injury matters' in the region, with 'great strength in depth'.
Legal 500 2021 

Members are regularly instructed to act on behalf of both claimant and defendant clients, and offer expertise in fast-track and multi-track claims. Areas of particular expertise for the set include catastrophic and fatal injury claims, as well as cases involving amputations, chronic pain syndromes and psychological injuries. Instructing solicitors note that the set houses "a number of approachable barristers who will always go the extra mile," and describe No5 as "a superb set which consistently delivers a great service."
Chambers UK 2020

"The clerks are always very helpful and efficient, and they're very proactive in terms of billing. They're very accommodating and they'll always try to find you someone who is available and try to accommodate your needs." "The clerks are always willing to go the extra mile to assist when something urgent comes up."
Chambers UK 2019

No5 Barristers Chambers is ‘a very strong set’, housing two separate groups for clinical negligence and personal injury matters with over 70 barristers across the teams. 
Legal 500 2019

A widely respected set in the personal injury market featuring a number of specialist barristers. Members are called upon to act for both claimants and defendants and have a strong track record in areas such as occupiers' liability, RTAs, industrial disease and accident at work claims. Recent cases handled include Variya v Shedhadeh, a contested multi-track road traffic claim. Instructing solicitors portray No5 as "a leading set nationally" with a "high level of expertise" and a "broad personal injury and clinical negligence offering."
Chambers UK 2018

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