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Catastrophic Injury

"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

"Great strength in depth."

Legal 500 2021

"A superb set which consistently delivers a great service."

Chambers UK 2020

"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

The Catastrophic Injury team is comprised of barristers with specialist interest, experience and expertise in complex personal injury cases. Counsel within the team act for both seriously injured individuals, protected parties and insurer clients. They have a national reputation for their levels of knowledge and service when acting in catastrophic injury claims which is consistently recognised by the legal directories.

Barristers within the team have extensive experience of all aspects of serious injury litigation, including those involving:

  • Acquired brain injury
  • Amputation
  • Fatal accidents
  • Pain disorders
  • Spinal cord injury

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Recent cases that the team have been involved in have included:

  • A successful claim in the Court of Appeal in relation to the issue of liability in case involving a tree falling upon a bus driving causing catastrophic injuries including brain injury and flail arm.
  • A case of traumatic brain injury for a Libyan national on holiday in the UK which settled for a lump sum and PPOs with a total equivalent capitalised value in excess of £12m.
  • A road traffic accident involving an American citizen on holiday in the UK who suffered a severe brain injury. Liability was in issue and the case involved complex quantification of a 24-hour care regime and Court of Protection costs in the US. Settled for £3m.
    A case of an elective below knee amputation due to debilitating CRPS following an injury at work, where the reasonableness of the amputation was challenged, which settled for £2.6 million.
  • A number of claims involving severe or fatal injuries suffered as a result of motorcycle accidents, including an accident leading to a brain injury that settled for a capitalised equivalent of £3.8m and a fatal case that settled for £1.5m.

Many members of the team are individually recognised by the legal directories for their expertise in serious injury claims.

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For more information:


Catastrophic Injury Barristers

Jonathan Jones KC

Call 1994 | Silk 2013

Paul Bleasdale KC

Call 1978 | Silk 2001

Chris Bright KC

Call 1985 | Silk 2009

Henry Pitchers KC

Call 1996 | Silk 2020

David Tyack KC

Call 1994 | Silk 2021

John Coughlan KC

Call 1999 | Silk 2021

Neil Thompson

Call 1982

Richard Moat

Call 1985

Mark Radburn

Call 1991

Nick Xydias

Call 1992

Karl Hirst

Call 1997

Richard Adams

Call 1999

Jamie Gamble

Call 1999

Steven Fisher

Call 2000

Paul Evans

Call 2001

Esther Gamble

Call 2001

Denise Owen

Call 2003

Mamta Gupta

Call 2004

Gemma Roberts

Call 2006

Lucy Coulson

Call 2013

Jodie Kembery

Call 2013

Ruth Costello

Call 2016

Catastrophic Injury Clerks

William Theaker

Practice Director, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

Clare Radburn

Practice Director, Family, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

Pete Mottram

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

Matthew Reeves

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

Tracey Witherford

Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track) Clerk

Morgan Smith

Clinical Negligence (Multi-Track) & Personal Injury Clerk

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Admissibility of bespoke life expectancy evidence in Catastrophic Injury Cases

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Clerk Team

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

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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