We are delighted to announce that Simon Browne QC has joined Chambers, with immediate effect.
Renowned advocate Simon joins with an extensive practice in the fields of commercial costs and litigation funding, catastrophic injury and related areas of clinical negligence, insurance, professional negligence and professional regulation.
Simon is highly ranked in Band 1 in the leading legal directories for both Costs Litigation and Personal Injury, being described by Chambers and Partners 2021 as “An iron fist in a velvet glove. He is very impressive” and “Always brilliant, he’s polished and prepared and is someone who has a great manner with clients.”
He has a formidable reputation regarding costs in Group Litigation, be it for the claimant group or defendants. He has advised and conducted advocacy in The Civil Phone Hacking litigation concerning News of the World and the Mirror Group, the Construction Industry Vetting Litigation, The Truck Cartel Claims in the Competition Tribunal, the Sub-Postmaster claims against the Post Office, and Hillsborough.
Simon also has an extensive practice in catastrophic injury claims. He is much sought after by both claimants and defendants to due to his particular expertise in brain and spinal injury claims. Simon has a particular interest in sports injury litigation which compliments the 39 Essex Chambers Sports Law team.
He is a qualified mediator and arbitrator. Simon is involved in a number of charities and has chaired the Testimonial Year of an England Rugby player raising funds for Restart for seriously injured rugby players and Children in Africa.
Lindsay Scott, Chief Executive of 39 Essex Chambers, says “We are absolutely thrilled that Simon is joining us. His outstanding reputation in the market precedes him and his vast experience in the arenas of costs and personal injury will be a great asset to our existing practices in those areas.”
Simon Browne QC adds: “I am delighted to be joining 39 Essex Chambers at a key stage in my career. I have been aware of the increasing quality of the chambers for many years and the impressive support given to its members by the excellent clerking and administration teams. I now look forward to enhancing even further the reputation of chambers working alongside outstanding members of the Bar”