Marcus Coates-Walker

Year of Call: 2013

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Marcus is very good with clients, and very forensic in the way that he approaches evidence and spots the really important issues. He’s very thorough, quick to respond, professional, articulate, intellectual but still relating to clients. He provides clear advice and goes out of his way to be proactive and provide additional value.”

Chambers UK,  2020
Clinical Negligence

Marcus has a specialised practice focussed on all aspects of personal injury, clinical negligence and inquests. He has a busy practice which is balanced between court and paper work as well as being a trained mediator.

Having specialised in personal injury, clinical negligence and inquest work, Marcus is regularly instructed to conduct cases on the fast-track and multi-track. He is very experienced in conducting trials and interim hearings, drafting pleadings and Part 35 questions to experts, and providing advice on liability, quantum and settlement tactics.

He is happy to act for both claimants and defendants and he understands that in order to successfully represent clients you need an in-depth understanding of both sides of a case. He also appreciates the needs of his professional clients in a continually changing market. He is committed to providing a rapid turnaround of paperwork with practical and tactically sound advice.

Professional memberships:

  • AvMA
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • APIL
  • Western Circuit

Qualifications & awards:

  • BPTC Outstanding, Kaplan Law School
  • LLB Law First Class, Cardiff University

Additional information:

After graduating from Cardiff University Marcus spent a year as a Director and Trustee of a £7 million turnover company and charity in the Higher Education sector. Before starting pupillage he spent two years as Project Manager of a high-profile independent review at a top-tier commercial law firm in London. During this time he instructed a number of junior barristers, which has given him a thorough understanding of what is required by professional clients.

Outside of work Marcus is an avid sports fan, watching as much rugby as he can in his spare time. He also enjoys sailing and skiing.