Overview

9 Gough Chambers houses some of the most experienced practitioners in this tricky area of law. Member of Chambers are regularly involved in High Court and County Court matters dealing with claims under the Animals Act 1971 and at common law. Claims range from dog bites to catastrophic brain and spinal injuries sustained in falls from horses or road traffic collision cases with livestock loose on the highway. The depth of experience means that appropriate Counsel can be found for whatever the value of the claim.

Members of 9 Gough Chambers have been at the forefront of the development of the law in this field having been involved in the Court of Appeal cases of Clark v Bowlt [2006] EWCA Civ 978, Freeman v Higher Park Farm [2008] EWCA Civ 1185 and Whippey v Jones [2009] EWCA Civ 452.

Chambers work is a healthy Claimant/ Defendant split and individual members regularly lecture on this area of law.

Recent cases include:

  • Settlement for a paraplegic whose injuries were caused in her fall from a horse, damages agreed at €3.5 million.
  • Settlement of a brain injury case for a spectator injured at a riding event when a horse careered into him knocking him over and trampling on his head – damages of £500,000 agreed at JSM.
  • Settlement of subtle brain injury claim to woman kicked in the head by a horse whilst walking along a bridleway and linked Secondary Victim claim for her husband.
  • Defending claim brought by passenger in a car who sustained brain injuries when horses escaped onto the road from their field and collided with her car.
  • Defending claim valued well in excess of £1 million where rider fell from horse and later sustained a stroke and paralysis.

Personal Injury Expertise

Animals Act Barristers

Jacob Levy QC


Call: 1986 Silk: 2014

John Foy QC


Call: 1969 Silk: 1998

Grahame Aldous QC


Call: 1979 Silk: 2008

Andrew Ritchie QC


Call: 1985 Silk: 2009

Stuart McKechnie QC


Call: 1997 Silk: 2018

Giles Mooney QC


Call: 1998 Silk: 2019

Roger Hiorns


Call: 1983

Bruce Silvester


Call: 1983

Vincent Williams


Call: 1985

Gaurang Naik


Call: 1985

Edwin Buckett


Call: 1988

Stephen Glynn


Call: 1990

Cyrus Katrak


Call: 1991

Jeremy Crowther


Call: 1991

Laura Begley


Call: 1993

Laura Elfield


Call: 1996

Jeremy Ford


Call: 1996

Tara Vindis


Call: 1996

Simon Butler


Call: 1996

Johnathan Payne


Call: 1997

Perrin Gibbons


Call: 1998

Simon Brindle


Call: 1998

Robert Horner


Call: 1999

Adam Dawson


Call: 2000

Linda Nelson


Call: 2000

Shahram Sharghy


Call: 2000

Gurion Taussig


Call: 2001

Sabrina Hartshorn


Call: 2001

Giles Bedloe


Call: 2001

Esther Pounder


Call: 2003

Oliver Millington


Call: 2003

Hugh Rimmer


Call: 2003

Abigail Stamp


Call: 2004

Esther Maclachlan


Call: 2005

Jennifer Newcomb


Call: 2006

Edward Lamb


Call: 2006

James Byrne


Call: 2006

Catherine Atkinson


Call: 2006

Ben Rodgers


Call: 2007

Kate Lamont


Call: 2007

Tom Restall


Call: 2007

Holly Tibbitts


Call: 2010

Ben Zurawel


Call: 2010

William Dean


Call: 2011

Helen Pooley


Call: 2012

John Schmitt


Call: 2013

Laura Hibberd


Call: 2013

Thomas Jones


Call: 2015

Max Melsa


Call: 2015

Kyah Mufti


Call: 2016

Theodore Bunce


Call: 2018

Lucy Lodewyke


Call: 2018

Amelia Katz


Call: 2018

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