"Very user friendly, approachable and has a good manner with clients."

Legal 500 2020
Linda Linda

Barrister: Linda Nelson


LLB (Hons) Law, Exeter University


Linda, the former head of the Personal Injury Team at 9 Gough Chambers, has a specialist clinical negligence, personal injury and Admiralty practice. She is recommended as a leading junior in the Legal 500 Clients' Guide:

  • "She is a marine specialist; very intelligent, approachable, reliable and quick to grasp the issues” (Legal 500, Travel Law Leading Junior, 2020)
  • "Very user friendly, approachable and has a good manner with clients" (Legal 500, Personal Injury Leading Junior, 2020)
  • "A barrister of the highest standard" (Legal 500, Personal Injury Leading Junior, 2019)

Linda is able to conduct conferences by telephone and video link.

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Personal Injury:

Linda has a well-established personal injury practice dealing with the more substantial and complex cases, including fatal accidents and catastrophic injuries. She has particular expertise in claims involving issues of road traffic insurance, the MIB and fraud, with a grounding of many years’ experience acting in Low Velocity Injury cases. She writes the Low Velocity Collision chapter in Kemp & Kemp's Personal Injury Law, Practice and Procedure and is a contributing author of APIL's "Guide to RTA liability" (now in its second edition).

Clinical Negligence:

Linda's clinical negligence work has covered a range of cases including delayed tumour diagnosis, spinal injuries and cauda equina syndrome and she is often instructed in cases involving peri-natal injury/death and gynaecological treatment. She is a contributing author of 'Clinical Negligence Claims: A Practical Guide' published by 9 Gough Chambers.

Admiralty and Travel Law:

Linda's broad experience in the personal injury field supports her Admiralty and Travel Law practice. She is well-versed in claims involving The Package Travel Regulations; Athens Convention; Montreal Convention, Merchant Shipping regulations and ship collisions, and regularly advises on matters of limitation and jurisdiction.

She co-authored with Grahame Aldous QC the "Work Accidents at Sea" book (now in its second edition) and is the author of the ‘Shipping and Workers on Ships’ chapter of Munkman on Employer’s Liability (17th Edition). 

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