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Personal Injury

Parklane Plowden Chambers has the largest group of specialist Personal Injury barristers of any other chambers on the North Eastern Circuit – providing clients with unrivalled choice to appropriately qualified and experienced barristers who can handle all levels and types of personal injury claims.

Chambers is routinely ranked by the legal directories for our considerable expertise in personal injury law, they describe us as the “dominant, exceptional, and head of shoulders above the majority of other sets in North East and Yorkshire” [Legal 500, 2021] and simply “Excellent” [Legal 500, 2017]. We’re home to a large of number of barristers who are recognised as leaders in this field; many of whom regularly appear in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

The ethos of our barristers and clerks is to forge close working relations with clients to secure the best possible service and case outcomes. This makes us a “favourite set for regional and national law firms, insurers, trade unions and self-insured companies” [Chambers & Partners, 2017].

Chambers has secured over 30 contracts, service level agreements and fee protocols with a broad range of organisations. Our commitment to providing a high-quality service extends to everything we do - from how we handle your call, to how we treat your clients.

The team are members of a variety of professional associations including: PIBA, BNBA, AvMA and APIL. Chambers and its members are also committed to supporting wider industry groups and charities such as Headway, The Spinal Injuries Association and The Child Brain Injury Trust.


Personal Injury Arbitration Service.

Our Personal Injury Arbitration Service can aid the progression of low to medium value matters and offers an alternative solution to resolving disputes.

This impartial and independent service is an attractive to both parties as it saves both time and money.

Our Personal Injury Arbitration Service is available on all Stage 3, Small Claim and Fast Track matters, specifically:

•            Small Claim Trials

•            Fast Track Trials

•            Disposal Hearings

•            Applications and Procedural Disputes

•            Costs Disputes

Many of our barristers are appointed as Recorders and Deputy District Judges and are therefore experienced in hearing cases of this nature. Papers can, of course, be emailed and all hearings will be conducted remotely via online platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business (during COVID-19). Cases and hearings can also be dealt with on paper. This service does not preclude the parties from reverting to the court to determine the case.

For all enquires and hearing arrangements please email or call to speak to one of our Civil Clerks on 0113 228 5000.

We are proud of our dedicated and highly experienced team headed by Steven Turner.

Personal Injury Barristers

James Murphy

Called 1993

David Wilby QC

Called 1974

Howard Elgot

Called 1974

Elizabeth O'Hare

Called 1980

Christopher Williams

Called 1981

David de Jéhan

Called 1988

Roger Cooper

Called 1989

Craig Moore

Called 1989

Richard Copnall

Called 1989

Kerry Cox

Called 1990

Andrew Crouch

Called 1990

Jonathan Godfrey

Called 1990

Kaiser Nazir

Called 1991

Andrew Axon

Called 1992

Justin Crossley

Called 1993

Steven Turner

Called 1993

Elizabeth Hodgson

Called 1993

Corin Furness

Called 1994

Stephen Friday

Called 1996

Alan Weir

Called 1996

Dominic Bayne

Called 1997

Kristian Mills

Called 1997

Tom Nossiter

Called 1999

Nicola Twine

Called 1999

Elizabeth Jones

Called 2000

Claire Millns

Called 2001

Ian Pennock

Called 2001

Andrew Scott

Called 2002

Catherine Souter

Called 2002

Sarah Brewis

Called 2003

Stuart Jamieson

Called 2003

Roger Quickfall

Called 2003

Tom Vonberg

Called 2004

Emma Bennett

Called 2004

Andrew Webster

Called 2005

Leila Benyounes

Called 2005

Lucy Bairstow

Called 2006

Tim Wilkinson

Called 2006

Georgina Nolan

Called 2006

Gemma Lieberman

Called 2006

Bronia Hartley

Called 2006

Bryony Clayton

Called 2008

Hylton Armstrong

Called 2008

Anna Datta

Called 2009

Gareth Price

Called 2009

Jim Hester

Called 2010

Abigail Telford

Called 2011

Colin Richmond

Called 2012
Admitted as a Solicitor in 2010

Paul Sangha

Called 2012

Richard Ryan

Called 2014
Admitted as a Solicitor in 2004

Sophie Firth

Called 2014

Peter Yates

Called 2014

Adam Gould

Called 2015

Tom Semple

Called 2016

Robert Dunn

Called 2016

Megan Crowther

Called 2017

Bethan Davies

Called 2017

Amy Rumble

Called 2017

Jade Ferguson

Called 2017

May Martin

Called 2019


Areas of Expertise

Industrial disease litigation

asbestos related claims
occupational asthma

Catastrophic injuries

paraplegic and tetraplegic
spinal injuries
brain injury

Fatal accidents

complex dependency claims

Employers', Occupiers and Public Liability

Highways Act
slips and trips
crushing accidents
HSE prosecutions
stress at work

Procedural law

fundamental dishonesty

HSE prosecutions

product liability and drug related litigation

Road traffic accidents

Road traffic accidents

credit hire
MOJ stage 3 hearings, small, fast-track and multi-track claims

Group litigation

Animals and equine

Sports injuries

Psychiatric injuries

primary and secondary victims
personality disorders

Holiday Claims

Accidents abroad

Fatal accidents abroad

Jurisdicational issues

Sickness claims



Fees can be discussed prior to the commencement of work. Value for money is assured as fees for each case can be assessed individually and are based upon the complexity and value of the case, seniority of counsel and time spent in preparation.

All barristers will consider undertaking work on a CFA basis, where applicable. A robust management system ensures that agreed turn-around times are fulfilled.

Contact Us

For further information please contact our clerks on:

Leeds: 0113 228 5000
Newcastle: 0191 221 2121

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