Personal Injury Barristers

Personal Injury

What our barristers offer

39 Essex Chambers provides expert advocacy and advice in all aspects of personal injury, clinical negligence and healthcare. We provide a service that includes inquests, inquiries, criminal and regulatory proceedings and advice on insurance issues.

We can draw together teams of barristers who range from experienced silks to the more recently qualified barristers, to offer a comprehensive and cost-effective service, combining strong analytical, advisory and advocacy skills with pragmatism and approachability.

A significant proportion of our work involves attending mediations and other types of settlement meetings to represent the interests of our clients. 39 Essex Chambers is able to provide experienced mediators and a bespoke mediation service.

Who our personal injury barristers act for

The personal injury team represents and advises injured or aggrieved private claimants and defendants, multinational companies (both large and small), insurers and defence organisations, the NHSLA and other government bodies.

Related practice areas

Our expertise is complemented by expertise in all aspects of insurance, commercial, construction, regulatory and public law (including community care, mental health and capacity, and human rights).

What the directories say

We are consistently rated by the main directories as one of the leading personal injury and clinical negligence chambers.

Chambers & Partners voted us the Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence Set of the Year 2012, and has described 39 Essex Street as “a powerhouse in the area of Personal Injury.” 

Who to contact

Alastair Davidson

Alastair Davidson is the Senior Clerk for the Personal Injury team and will, along with the clerking team below, be able to help you with any questions.


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Call: +44 (0)20 7832 1181


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Neil Block QC

Neil Block QC

Call: 1980 Silk: 2002

Augustus Ullstein QC

Augustus Ullstein QC

Call: 1970 Silk: 1992

William Norris QC

William Norris QC

Call: 1974 Silk: 1997

Matthias Kelly QC

Matthias Kelly QC

Call: 1979 Silk: 1999

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Gregory Treverton-Jones QC

Call: 1977 Silk: 2002

Susan Rodway QC

Susan Rodway QC

Call: 1981 Silk: 2002

Colin McCaul QC

Colin McCaul QC

Call: 1978 Silk: 2003

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Charles Cory-Wright QC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2006

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Call: 1998 Silk: 2015

Derek O'Sullivan QC

Derek O'Sullivan QC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2016

Simon Edwards

Simon Edwards

Call: 1978

Geoffrey Brown

Geoffrey Brown

Call: 1981

Christian Du Cann
Jonathan Bellamy

Jonathan Bellamy

Call: 1986

David Bradly

David Bradly

Call: 1987

Bernard Doherty

Bernard Doherty

Call: 1990

James Todd

James Todd

Call: 1990

Emily Formby

Emily Formby

Call: 1993

Judith Ayling

Judith Ayling

Call: 1998

Caroline Truscott
Camilla Church

Camilla Church

Call: 1998

Nicola Greaney

Nicola Greaney

Call: 1999

Colin Thomann

Colin Thomann

Call: 1999

Katharine Scott

Katharine Scott

Call: 2000

James Burton

James Burton

Call: 2001

Sadie Crapper

Sadie Crapper

Call: 2004

Robert Lazarus

Robert Lazarus

Call: 2004

Caroline Allen

Caroline Allen

Call: 2005

Alexis Hearnden

Alexis Hearnden

Call: 2005

Andrew Deakin

Andrew Deakin

Call: 2006

Peter Mant

Peter Mant

Call: 2006

Quintin Fraser

Quintin Fraser

Call: 2006

Edmund Townsend

Edmund Townsend

Call: 2006

Rebecca Drake

Rebecca Drake

Call: 2007

Jack Holborn

Jack Holborn

Call: 2008

Benjamin Tankel

Benjamin Tankel

Call: 2009

Patrick Hennessey
Rose Grogan

Rose Grogan

Call: 2010

Angela Rainey

Angela Rainey

Call: 2010

Hannah McCarthy

Hannah McCarthy

Call: 2010

Annabel Lee

Annabel Lee

Call: 2010

Emma Corkill

Emma Corkill

Call: 2010

Stephen Kosmin

Stephen Kosmin

Call: 2011

Cleon Catsambis

Cleon Catsambis

Call: 2011

Samar Abbas

Samar Abbas

Call: 2011

Tom Tabori

Tom Tabori

Call: 2011

Melissa Shipley

Melissa Shipley

Call: 2011

Jonathan Darby

Jonathan Darby

Call: 2012

Nicola Kohn

Nicola Kohn

Call: 2012

Adam Boukraa

Adam Boukraa

Call: 2013

Sarah Bousfield

Sarah Bousfield

Call: 2013

Call +44 (0)20 7832 1111 for more information

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