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

Jacob Levy QC

Call: 1986 Silk: 2014

John Foy QC

Call: 1969 Silk: 1998

Grahame Aldous QC

Call: 1979 Silk: 2008

Stuart McKechnie QC

Call: 1997 Silk: 2018

Giles Mooney QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2019

Roger Hiorns

Call: 1983

Bruce Silvester

Call: 1983

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

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

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

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

Catastrophic Injuries Staff

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