Clinical Negligence

The Clinical Negligence group at 9 St John Street offers a full spectrum of specialised service at all levels of seniority. We act for both Claimants and Defendants in claims arising out of medical, dental and cosmetic treatment along with other related areas. Members of the team also regularly act in related inquests and in GMC hearings.

The group has the benefit of including a practicing doctor and a very wide range of expertise and experience. Members are happy to consider instruction on a conditional fee basis and to provide training seminars if required. Please contact one of the personal injury clerks who will be able to assist further.

Chambers appears in the current edition of Chambers & Partners’ Directory in the top rank of personal injury sets on the Northern Circuit. It offers a full range of practitioners in the field from Silks to Juniors and members have developed particular subspecialisms including catastrophic injury work, industrial disease claims, and low impact and fraudulent road traffic claims.

Chambers offers impressive and extensive conference and seminar facilities (including state of the art video-conferencing).

Members accept instructions from Claimants and Defendants alike and act for Trade Unions, insurers, public bodies and private clients. Members will act on a conditional fee basis and are prepared to accept instruction by direct access in appropriate cases. Several members of Chambers are nominated insurers panel members. The Group is not merely regional but nationally regarded and members conduct cases throughout England and Wales.

The personal injury group is committed to providing a service of the highest quality and has agreed written service standards with several Solicitors. All members of the group will accept instructions and return papers by e-mail.

The members of the group pride themselves not only on their high professional standards but also on their accessibility and approachability. The group embodies a teamwork approach which is particularly evident in relation to the provision of seminars. A list of seminars is available on request.

Please contact the senior civil clerk, Tony Morrissey, for more details of how we can assist you service your clients’ needs better on 0161 955 5176 or

Christopher Kennedy QC
Head of Personal Injury Group

What the Legal Directories say:

Chambers and Partners 2015 -

“The personal injury group at 9 St John Street is well regarded for providing a broad range of expertise, encompassing both claimant and defendant work in complex cases. Practitioners have considerable experience in brain and spinal injuries and amputations. The set also receives high praise for the organisation and knowledge of its clerks.”

“Client service: “This is a very good clerking team; very accessible and very pleasant to deal with.” “They are always prompt.”

Chambers and Partners 2015

Legal 500 2014 -

“9 St John Street's personal injury team is particularly strong in insurance fraud cases relating to road traffic accidents. Members are frequently instructed by defendant insurers in cases involving fraud rings.”

Legal 500 2014

Chambers and Partners 2014 -

“9 St John Street draws praise not just for its member’s range of expertise across the personal injury field, but also for the professionalism of its clerking. This Manchester based set is regarded as a go to for both claimants and defendants on the Northern Circuit.

Client service: "The clerking team is very efficient, respectful and helpful."

Chambers and Partners 2014

Chambers and Partners 2013 -

“9 St John Street has a strong personal injury team. Its members receive instructions from both claimants and defendants, and are experts on the full range of personal injury law.”

Chambers and Partners 2013

Chambers and Partners 2012 -

“Chambers handles a broad range of personal injury work for claimants and defendants, and is recognised for its specialist team dealing with instructions in the fraudulent claims area.”

Chambers and Partners 2012