The employers liability team is a core part of the personal injury team. We act on behalf of both employees and employers across the full spectrum of work-related claims, including: stress, dermatitis, asbestos-related conditions, construction accidents, manual handling, repetitive strain injury, assaults at work, defective work equipment, trips, slips and falls. We have huge experience and unrivalled expertise in this area, with a leading team of silks and juniors who are able to deal with all types of cases, from minor accidents at work to complex catastrophic injuries.

We pride ourselves on offering the highest standards of advocacy and advisory services, at all times. Members are extremely familiar with the regulatory framework which applies in this field, and frequently provide lectures and training to other legal professionals. We are also responsible for a multiple publications including the APIL Guide to Occupational Illness Claims, Manual Handling Claims, Work Equipment Claims, and Work Accidents at Sea, 9 Gough Chambers being the only set of Chambers who have published their own series of books on these topics.

Examples of noinlinetable cases include:

  • Zagdanski v City Scrap Ltd (2015) (the claimant, who was represented by Andrew Ritchie QC, suffered a traumatic amputation to his right arm at work – quantum was settled for £1.75M, including damages for a revolutionary new bionic arm).
  • Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd [2008] House of Lords EWHL 13 (whether employer liable for suicide of employee who had been involved in a serious accident at work).
  • Allison v London Underground Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 71 (duty to ensure adequate training for the use of work equipment).
  • Sowmez v Kebaberry Wholesale Ltd [2008] EWHC 3366 (employee sustained injury whilst operating a mixing machine, resulting in amputation at the shoulder).
  • Jones v Metal Box Ltd and another (2007) (factory worker died after exposure to asbestos dust at work).

Personal Injury Expertise

Employers' Liability 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

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