Overview

By their very nature, catastrophic injury claims are both complex and demanding. They involve strategic management and expert input from the very outset of each case, including the consideration of care and rehabilitation, case management, lifelong medical / therapeutic treatment, the use of multiple experts in various disciplines and complicated financial settlement structures often with Court of Protection involvement. They also require very sensitive handling, with injured claimants and their families facing the most challenging period of their lives.

At 9 Gough Chambers we have some of the leading specialists in the field of catastrophic injury work, regularly representing those who have suffered catastrophic birth injury, traumatic and acquired brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation and serious orthopaedic or internal injuries. Our practitioners have been involved in many of the highest value and highest profile catastrophic injury cases before the courts, often attracting seven and eight figures awards of damages.

Our excellence in this area is consistently recognised and reflected in the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 Guides. We are also responsible for a number of the leading publications in this field, including the APIL Guide to Catastrophic Injury Claims and relevant chapters in Kemp & Kemp and Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service.

Our members understand the importance of working as a team and never lose sight of the key requirement in all of these cases, namely to facilitate the best possible quality of life for those who have been grievously injured.

Personal Injury Expertise

Catastrophic Injuries Barristers

Grahame Aldous QC


Call: 1979 Silk: 2008

Catherine Atkinson


Call: 2006

Giles Bedloe


Call: 2001

Laura Begley


Call: 1993

Simon Brindle


Call: 1998

Edwin Buckett


Call: 1988

Theodore Bunce


Call: 2018

Simon Butler


Call: 1996

James Byrne


Call: 2006

Jeremy Crowther


Call: 1991

Adam Dawson


Call: 2000

William Dean


Call: 2011

Laura Elfield


Call: 1996

Jeremy Ford


Call: 1996

John Foy QC


Call: 1969 Silk: 1998

Perrin Gibbons


Call: 1998

Stephen Glynn


Call: 1990

Sabrina Hartshorn


Call: 2001

Laura Hibberd


Call: 2013

Roger Hiorns


Call: 1983

Robert Horner


Call: 1999

Thomas Jones


Call: 2015

Cyrus Katrak


Call: 1991

Amelia Katz


Call: 2018

Edward Lamb


Call: 2006

Kate Lamont


Call: 2007

Jacob Levy QC


Call: 1986 Silk: 2014

Lucy Lodewyke


Call: 2018

Esther Maclachlan


Call: 2005

Stuart McKechnie QC


Call: 1997 Silk: 2018

Max Melsa


Call: 2015

Oliver Millington


Call: 2003

Giles Mooney QC


Call: 1998 Silk: 2019

Kyah Mufti


Call: 2016

Gaurang Naik


Call: 1985

Linda Nelson


Call: 2000

Jennifer Newcomb


Call: 2006

Johnathan Payne


Call: 1997

Helen Pooley


Call: 2012

Esther Pounder


Call: 2003

Tom Restall


Call: 2007

Hugh Rimmer


Call: 2003

Andrew Ritchie QC


Call: 1985 Silk: 2009

Ben Rodgers


Call: 2007

John Schmitt


Call: 2013

Bruce Silvester


Call: 1983

Abigail Stamp


Call: 2004

Gurion Taussig


Call: 2001

Holly Tibbitts


Call: 2010

Tara Vindis


Call: 1996

Vincent Williams


Call: 1985

Ben Zurawel


Call: 2010

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