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Called 2008 Email Hylton
Hylton specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence, and is instructed by Claimants and Defendants.
He spends his time advising, drafting, and attending conferences, inquests, interim hearings, joint settlement meetings, mediations, and trials.
Hylton is recommended as a leading junior by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners for Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence.
He is described by the guides as 'approachable', 'thorough', 'brilliant in court', a 'superb advocate', and a 'rising star'.
Hylton has also recently been appointed to sit as a Deputy District Judge on the North Eastern Circuit.
"Approachable and thorough." "He's someone who inspires confidence and works collaboratively with clients and solicitors. He has a keen eye for detail and is a superb advocate."Chambers & Partners 2018
Hylton is routinely involved in:
Hylton is a member of chambers' Court of Protection team, and accepts instructions in all areas of Court of Protection work, for example:
Hylton is routinely instructed by both Claimants and Defendants to:
Hylton is instructed on all kinds of cases including, but not limited to, cases involving claims for/against:
Hylton drafts statements of case and attends court in RTA claims involving LVI, phantom passengers, and staged accidents.
Hylton frequently conducts inquests on behalf of various interested parties arising out of road traffic accidents, medical treatment, accidents at work, and industrial disease cases.
Legal 500 (2020) Clinical Negligence - Band 1
"Great at distilling complex cases for clients.’
Legal 500 (2020) Personal Injury - Band 3
"Deals with complex matters well."
Chambers and Partners (2020) Clinical Negligence - Band 3
Has an established presence in clinical negligence and receives instructions in a broad range of matters. His expertise encompasses inquests into psychiatric and hospital care, as well as failures to diagnose, extending to cases of patient fatality. His practice features claims relating to cauda equina syndrome, among other conditions.
Strengths: "He has a good attention to detail and is good with clients."
Chambers and Partners (2019) Clinical Negligence
"He is reliable and has good attention to detail." "Very efficient and gets straight to the point."
Legal 500 (2018/2019) - "He has a good manner with clients."
Chambers and Partners (2018) Clinical Negligence - Band 3:
Has a growing presence in clinical negligence and receives instructions in a broad range of matters. His expertise encompasses inquests into psychiatric and hospital care, as well as failures to diagnose.
Strengths: "He's very approachable and bright, very good with clients."
Recent work: Acted for the family of the deceased in an inquest into failings in psychiatric care after an informal patient committed suicide at home after being collected from the care centre.
Chambers and Partners (2018) Personal Injury - Band 3
Has a broad personal injury practice, acting in fast-track and multi-track claims as well as representing clients at inquests. He regularly undertakes cases arising out of RTAs and incidents occurring on construction sites. He represents both claimants and defendants.
Strengths: "Approachable and thorough." "He's someone who inspires confidence and works collaboratively with clients and solicitors. He has a keen eye for detail and is a superb advocate."
Recent work: Achieved a favourable settlement for a claimant who suffered a fractured hip and PTSD following a fall on a bus.
Chambers and Partners (2017) - "His advice is very succinct and he is brilliant in court. He is a safe pair of hands, bright and well prepared."
The Legal 500 (2017)- "He is very bright and has a great rapport with clients."
The Legal 500 (2016)- "A conscientious and realistic lawyer."
The Legal 500 (2015) - ‘He is robust and provides good advice; a rising star.’
The Legal 500 (2014) – ‘His personal injury and clinical negligence expertise is complemented by his knowledge of motor-related fraud’
The Legal 500 (2013) – Hylton’s ‘service standards are second to none’.
Personal injury (Quantum)
Head of Junior Civil Team.
Appointed as a Deputy District Judge on the North Eastern Circuit in March 2019.
LLB (Hons) Newcastle University (2007)
BVC, BPP Leeds (2008)
Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)
Leeds & West Yorkshire Medico Legal Society
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
Action against Medical Accidents (AVMA)