St John’s Chambers welcomes Marcus Coates-Walker

Marcus Coates-WalkerSt John’s Chambers is pleased to welcome Marcus Coates-Walker as a new member of our personal injury, clinical negligence, and inquest teams following successful completion of his pupillage this month.

During his pupillage Marcus was supervised and mentored by Emma Zeb and head of St John’s Chambers’ personal injury team, Glyn Edwards. With them he experienced an extremely broad range of cases across the entire spectrum of personal injury, clinical negligence and inquest work.

He regularly conducts cases in the County Court, including fast-track hearings, small claims hearings, MOJ Stage 3 hearings, Infant Approvals and interim applications. He has also drafted pleadings and advices in personal injury and clinical negligence cases. Marcus is also frequently asked to advise on the application and operation of the Pre-Action Protocols for low value personal injury claims in RTAs, Employer’s Liability and Public Liability cases. He has recently published an article on the potential costs issues in claims which no longer continue under the Pre-Action Protocols because contributory negligence has been alleged, which you can download below. Marcus also has a strong desire to develop his clinical negligence and inquest work. He is happy to take instructions from all parties and Interested Persons.

Download article: The hole in the costs regime for claims no longer continuing under the road traffic accident pre action protocol

Glyn Edwards, Head of Personal Injury Practice Group said: “Marcus Coates-Walker came to St John’s with a varied and rich background of experience that has informed his quick progress to a high level of competence as a young barrister. He has impressed all who have had dealings with him – he is thorough, pragmatic, personable, highly articulate and very energetic in his approach to all his work. He will be a very valuable addition to our growing and vibrant junior level in the personal injury team. We are confident that he has a terrific future.”

If you would like to discuss instructing Marcus, please contact his clerks on 0117 923 4730 or e-mail .

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