9 Gough Chambers invites applications for tenancy from experienced practitioners seeking to further develop their practices. Further details can be found here.
The areas of work in which we have particular expertise, experience and excellence.
We retain a very strong team of barristers conducting Criminal Injuries Compensation work from all levels of seniority. Our barristers have also written the major text book used by the CICA and the First Tier Tribunal in this area (‘Criminal Injuries Compensation Claims’ – new edition Autumn 2015). We have specialist knowledge of the application of all of the Criminal Injuries Schemes including the Pre-Tariff and all of the Tariff Schemes.
We routinely advise and represent Applicants and Appellants in the full range of criminal injuries claims. Our barristers also undertake judicial review and appellate work arising from these cases and have appeared in the following recent notable cases : CP v CICA  EWCA Civ 1554 (eligibility : foetal alcohol) RS v. CICA  EWCA Civ 1040 (eligibility : secondary victims) and LHS (by his Litigation Friends and Deputies JBO & SJB) v FTT & CICA  EWHC 1077 (Admin) (discount rate in pre-tariff cases to which the Damages Act 1996 does not apply).
We achieve the best possible results for clients in what is often a last resort forum to have their injuries recognised and compensated. We can assist at any stage of the process in all types of claims ranging from historical sexual and physical abuse to violent crime and occupation based and other exceptional risk claims including:
We represent clients throughout England and Wales. Our barristers treat the victims of violent crime and their families with courtesy, understanding and respect. Many of our members have expertise in managing traumatic brain injury cases and historical sex abuse claims. We understand the pressures involved in litigating criminal injuries claims, in particular the pressure to minimise costs and disbursements. Many of our cases are funded by Unions. However, we accept work on all funding bases including conditional fees and deferred fees in appropriate cases. Members of the team are happy to travel to solicitors’ offices or clients’ home when appropriate. Chambers also offers video conferencing facilities.