Jamie Gamble

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Jamie practices exclusively in the areas of personal injury and clinical negligence. His practice now primarily focuses upon claims involving catastrophic injury of substantial value.
He is consistently ranked as a leading barrister for personal injury work in Chambers UK and the Legal 500, having been described therein as “a great all-round barrister” who is “likeable, very approachable” with “an incredibly sharp mind”.
Jamie has extensive experience of all areas of personal injury practice, including the following areas:
Brain and Spinal Injury
He has considerable experience of serious brain and spinal injury litigation and has been praised by Chambers UK as being “particularly knowledgeable in spinal injury” (2017) and displaying an “impressive aptitude in tackling difficult causation and quantum issues in claims involving spinal and brain injuries” (2021). He has experience of claims involving traumatic brain injury, including those leading to subarachnoid haemorrhage and stroke. He also has experience of claims involving epilepsy, including a recent claim (with Leading Counsel) of brain damage and uncontrolled epilepsy which settled for 6.5 million at a roundtable settlement meeting.
Amputation
He has been involved in a number of cases involving lower limb amputation, including a recent case of below knee amputation following an accident at work that settled for 1.3 million and a claim for above knee amputation following a motorcycle accident which settled at a roundtable meeting (with Leading Counsel) for 1.6 million.
Serious Orthopaedic Injury and Pain Syndromes
He has considerable experience of claims involving serious orthopaedic injury and / or pain syndromes, including a recent case of severe lower limb fractures and CRPS following accident at work which settled at a roundtable settlement conference (with leading Counsel) for 1.4 million.
Fatal Injuries and Lost Years Claims
He has extensive experience of claims arising out of fatal accidents and those where injury has caused a reduced life expectancy.
Employers' liability
Recent work in this area includes a case arising out of an assault of a security guard whilst at work causing serious psychiatric injury, which settled at a roundtable settlement meeting for 580,000 and a case of serious hand injury caused by a conveyor belt in a factory, where liability and contributory negligence were in dispute, which settled at a roundtable settlement meeting for the gross equivalent of 385,000 (before applying an agreed liability apportionment).
Road traffic accidents
Including experience of cross-examining accident reconstruction experts at trial.
Public liability
Claims involving allegations of fraud
Complex interlocutory hearings and procedural issues
Applications to the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
Coroner’s Inquests
Jamie is a member of the LexisNexis expert panel for answering queries relating to personal injury claims, and regularly provides seminars to professional clients on a variety of subjects.
Recommendations
"He has very good attention to detail and is very attentive to the client's needs and circumstances."
Chambers UK 2022 - Personal Injury
"Jamie has tremendous technical knowledge and attention to detail combined with tactical expertise enabling him to quickly identify the key issues in a case and take a strategic approach. "
Legal 500 2022 - Personal Injury
“Experienced senior junior well regarded for his expertise in personal injury and clinical negligence work. He has a particular focus on cases involving catastrophic injury and death. He is also well regarded for his handling of industrial disease claims, particularly those arising from asbestos exposure. Strengths: “He forms good relationships with clients and quickly puts them at ease.” “Has an excellent legal brain and can get to the crux of a problem exceptionally quickly. He takes a sensible, pragmatic approach to cases.””
Chambers UK Bar 2021 – Personal Injury
“He has an excellent legal brain and can get to the crux of a problem exceptionally quickly”
Legal 500 2021 – Personal Injury
Strengths: “His grasp of technical matters and the detail of the case is great.”
Chambers UK Bar 2020 - Personal Injury
Notable Cases
Re M (2020)
Assault of a security guard whilst at work causing serious psychiatric injury. Settled for 580,000 at a roundtable settlement meeting.
Re Y (2020)
Serious hand injury at caused by conveyor belt at work. Liability and contributory negligence in dispute. Settled at a roundtable settlement meeting for gross equivalent of 385,000 before agreed liability apportionment.
Re B (2019)
Accident at work leading to below-knee amputation. Settled for 1.3m.
Re C (2019)
Road traffic accident causing multiple injuries. Settled for 220,000.
Re M (2018)
Road traffic accident with expert accident reconstruction evidence and liability issues. Settled for 175,000.
Re S (2017)
Severe lower limb fractures and CRPS following accident at work. Settled at a roundtable settlement conference (with leading Counsel) for 1.4m.
Re J (2015)
Serious multiple injuries to child injured in a road traffic accident for which liability was in dispute. Settled for 250,000.
Re B (2013)
Above knee amputation following a motorcycle accident. Dealt with all aspects of the case without a Leader until a roundtable settlement conference, at which the case settled for 1.6m.
Memberships
Personal Injuries Bar Association
APIL
AvMA
Qualifications
MA (Cantab) Law (Selwyn College, Cambridge University)
BVC (Inns of Court Schools of Law)

Latest News & Publications

Join barristers Jamie Gamble, Henry Pitchers QC, Matthew Brunning and Lois Norris in the latest vlog from the personal injury and clinical negligence groups at No5 as they discuss the recent Court of Appeal decision of Swift v Carpenter and what it means for the future of accommodation claim....

Date: Mon, 12 Oct 2020
Jamie Gamble and Matthew Brunning discuss the tension in care claims in serious personal injury cases between the need for continuing risks to claimants to be minimised and their need for independence and autonomy, and how those issues (and care claims generally) are likely to be impacted by the COVID pandemic...

Date: Tue, 04 Aug 2020
Mr Darnley attended the A and E department at Mayday Hospital, Croydon, on 17th May 2010 having su...

Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018