Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence Barristers
Based in Chambers in Newcastle, Teesside and Leeds, the barristers in the Trinity's Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence team deal with a broad range of injury claims representing both claimants and defendants. Given the number of barristers within the group and their wide ranging years call and experience, the practitioners deal with cases ranging from straightforward whiplash injuries through to catastrophic head and spinal injury claims.
The personal injury barristers frequently act as an outsourced legal service to volume referrers dealing with infant approvals and other applications as part of ongoing proceedings. They have extensive road traffic accident experience including credit hire claims. The team deal with employers’ liability claims, including industrial disease, slipping and tripping claims. The cases are predominantly funded by conditional fee agreement and legal expenses insurance.
Barristers in the personal injury team also deal with Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claims.
The group act on behalf of individuals, Trade Unions, legal departments of commercial organisations, Local Authorities, NHS Trusts, medical and dental defence organisations and insurers.
Barristers in the group also deal with claims and actions involving the police, including allegations of false imprisonment, wrongful arrest, malicious prosecution, Human Rights breaches and injury claims arising from arrests, police dogs, taser guns, police pursuits and CS spray.
Several of the barristers within the group have experience of dealing with clinical and dental negligence matters.
Representation is also available at competitive rates for Coroner's Inquests.
The barristers in the personal injury team also frequently deal with holiday related claims acting on behalf of holiday makers, insurers and travel companies. They deal with all aspects of injury sustained abroad, the disappointment of ruined holidays, accommodation difficulties, contractual disputes and travel delays. The holiday claim barristers are experienced in dealing with complex jurisdictional issues. They deal with claims under the Package Travel Regulations.
Several of the barristers in the group specialise in costs litigation including enforceability of conditional fee agreements, summary and detailed assessment of costs and issues surrounding the recoverability of after the event insurance policies.
Whilst members of the group regularly attend hearings in Newcastle, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Durham, Leeds, York, Hull, North Yorkshire and Cumbria, they frequently travel nationwide to hearings.
Barristers from the group regularly provide face to face and online training events to clients including workshops, seminars and webinars which attract CPD accreditation.