Personal Injury

“St John’s Chambers maintains an excellent reputation at the Personal Injury Bar, being home to a number of the foremost barristers in the space. Members act for both claimants and defendants in a wide array of claims, relating to such matters as RTAs, workplace accidents and occupational disease. They were recently involved in Ben Thomas v Cardiff City Council, an inquest concerning a prisoner who died in custody following the removal of a tracheotomy tube. ” Chambers UK, Personal Injury (2018)


Our personal injury team is recognised nationally as a leader in personal injury litigation and can provide a full range of knowledge and expertise in this field.

Our instructions range from the more minor injuries through to those of the utmost gravity, where complex medical and financial issues often arise.

Members of the team can provide specialist advice in the following:

  • Catastrophic injury, including spinal and brain injury, and ensuing payment structures
  • Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS)
  • Civil Fraud
  • Claims arising out of historic sexual abuse
  • Costs
  • Employers liability including stress at work
  • Equine and other animal accidents
  • Fatal accidents
  • Highways claims
  • Industrial disease including NIHL, VWF and asbestosis/mesothelioma
  • Inquests, including Article 2 hearings
  • Insurance issues/indemnity
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Occupiers and public liability
  • Product liability
  • Road traffic accidents
  • Travel, foreign, maritime and aviation litigation and jurisdiction disputes

In addition to their reputation as highly professional expert lawyers, members are also known for their direct and approachable manner.

Conditional Fee Agreement

Members undertake work on a Conditional Fee basis. Upon acceptance of the instructions, a Conditional Fee Agreement will be drawn up. This agreement incorporates the standard terms agreed between APIL and PIBA which are available here.

Our team regularly delivers lectures to solicitors and other professionals on recent developments in the law and practice. If you are interested in arranging a lecture then please contact our clerks.