24 November 2021

Parklane Plowden named Barristers’ Chambers of the Year at The Personal Injury Awards 2021

Parklane Plowden Chambers is celebrating after being named barristers’ chambers of the year at the Personal Injury Awards 2021. This latest award builds upon recent success at the 2021 Yorkshire Legal Awards, where Parklane Plowden was also named chambers of the year.

Held at New Dock Hall in Leeds, the prestigious awards evening saw hundreds of personal injury-focused professionals gather to celebrate this vital practice area.

Practice Director for the personal injury and clinical negligence team, John Hammond, was presented with the award by compere for the evening, TV personality and comedian, Patrick Monahan.

Commenting on why Parklane Plowden won the award, the judges said: “Parklane Plowden received unanimous praise from the judging panel for a full service offering that is consistently delivered to a high standard of professionalism.”

Chambers currently has a 65-strong personal injury and clinical negligence team, with an award-winning clerking unit headed by John Hammond.

John said: “Winning this award is great recognition of the fantastic work done by our expert personal injury and clinical negligence team at Parklane Plowden. We continue to advise our clients on a wide range of claims, and are committed to building upon our reputation as the leading barristers’ chambers for personal injury and clinical negligence cases on the Northern and North-Eastern Circuits.”

Head of Team, Steven Turner, was similarly delighted. He said: “I see this as a reward for all the hard work the barristers, clerks and support staff have put in. We have taken active steps over the past few years to increase both team size and the quality of our offering to clients. We have come through Covid with improved and ever-more efficient systems in place and I can’t wait for us to get back to our newly refurbished Leeds chambers building in early 2022. I have been in chambers for over 25 years and I marvel at the talent we now have. It is extremely gratifying when our across-the-board quality and capabilities are publicly recognised in this way.”