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Bryony Clayton

Called Called in 2008



About Bryony Clayton

Bryony successfully completed her pupillage in Chambers in October 2009 under the supervision of Philip Kramer (now a full time District Judge and Recorder) and Christopher Williams. Since then she has cultivated a practice in the fields of Employment, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence accepting instructions locally and in courts and tribunals across the country. Bryony has an extensive paperwork practice and is happy to provide advice or pleadings on an urgent basis. She has been praised by solicitors and clients as being responsive and down to earth.

Personal Details

Education: LLB 1st Class (Hons) Durham University (2004-2007); BVC (Very Competent) College of Law, Birmingham (2007-2008); Inner Temple Exhibition Award and Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship
Professional Associations: Member of Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA) and the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)
Appointments: Joint Head of Parklane Plowden Junior Under 7's Civil Team

Specialist Practice Areas

Recently Concluded Cases


M v A – Claim of unfair dismissal, sex discrimination, victimisation and harassment by a store manager against his American-based employer

M v U – Claim of unfair dismissal and age discrimination by a mental health nurse against his employer involving medication administration issues

K v C – Claim of indirect sex discrimination arising out of a refusal by an employer of a request for flexible working

F v T – Claim for disability discrimination against the Respondent charity was successfully struck out at a Pre-Hearing Review on the grounds that the case had no reasonable prospects of success

M v F – Claim of discrimination, detriment and breach of Maternal and Paternal Leave Rights Regulations 1999 on the grounds of the Claimant’s pregnancy successfully defended

P v R – claim of unfair dismissal successfully defended on redundancy grounds

D v E, R and Y – Represented 3 of 34 Claimants in a claim where there was a dispute as between the three potential Respondents as to whether there had been a TUPE transfer and therefore which Respondent was liable


Personal Injury

Y – Multi-track claim arising out of a road traffic accident where Claimant in her 20s was seriously injured physically and mentally – issues around expert evidence on liability and quantum

P – Drafting grounds of appeal for judicial review application arising out of a Criminal Injuries Compensation Appeal

N – Acting for a local authority in a slipping claim where the court had to determine the reasonableness of the system of inspection and cleaning

S – Multi-claimant road traffic case reallocated to the multi-track after Defendant permitted to amend defence to allege fraud

W – Highway tripping case involving local authority and water board, both of which denied responsibility for the defect

P – Accident at work where C alleged exposure to substance hazardous to health at work – issues over liability and causation

S – Representing 1 of 7 Defendants in a multi-vehicle road traffic collision



B  – appeal arising out of a Third Party Disclosure order made at first instance in relation to documentation supporting a claim for a delivery and collection charge – wider implications for ongoing conduct of cases involving the particular credit hire company and Defendant insurer

S –dispute surrounding reasonableness of the repair document submitted by the repairing garage in a road traffic accident by reference to evidence from another repairer

Y and R – LVI claim where, despite inconsistencies in the two Claimants' accounts the court found that the Claimants appeared honest and allowed their claims


Bryony has provided Civil Procedure Updates to a range of solicitors as well as in-house seminars including the topics of credit hire and highways cases. She is due to speak at forthcoming Personal Injury and Employment seminars hosted by Chambers and is able to provide in house talks on a variety of subject matters upon request.

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