Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence

Dere Street Barristers has ‘good strength in depth’, ‘always provides suitable counsel’ and is ‘approachable and accommodating’ – Legal 500

Our team of specialists act for a multitude of clients in all forms of personal injury and clinical negligence – from high value, complex catastrophic injury claims to disputes on the small claims track – enabling us to service a wide range of advocacy and advisory work, nationwide. We cover everything from short, small claims hearings and directions appointments to multi-day trials, appeals and high value joint settlement meetings.

Our team’s experience in other associated areas, such as civil procedure, costs work, product liability and professional regulatory disputes, ensure that we can deal with all issues that may arise in the course of any given claim. In addition, we have extensive experience in public inquiries, inquests and criminal health and safety prosecutions.

Dere Street is considered one of the leading personal injury sets in the North of England. Members of Chambers are regularly involved in litigation in the following areas:

Industrial disease (including Occupational Noise Induced Hearing Loss, Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome, Mesothelioma claims, Dermatitis, Repetitive Strain Injury and Stress at Work);
Employers’ Liability;
Road Traffic litigation, including motor fraud;
Highway Act claims;
Public Liability;

Claims relating to Animals;
Product Liability;
Sporting Injuries;

CICA litigations;
Related procedural issues, including limitation arguments.

Our team’s extensive health and safety experience enables us to provide expert representation in all associated areas of personal injury litigation, including public inquiries, inquests, regulatory proceedings and criminal prosecutions.

In appropriate cases, our team will consider undertaking work on a conditional fee or “no win, no fee” basis. In addition, we will consider acting on a direct access basis.

Barristers who practice in this area of law

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