“The ‘impressive’ Old Square Chambers is an ‘excellent choice’ in the personal injury market.” (The Legal 500 2020)
“Old Square Chambers is well regarded for its expert representation of both claimants and defendants in complex personal injury matters. Areas of particular expertise for the set include catastrophic and fatal accident claims, and its members are often instructed in cases involving injuries sustained in RTAs and workplace accidents.” (Chambers & Partners 2020).
Ranked as a leading set in London and the Western Circuit in both Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500, Old Square Chambers is one of the leading personal injury law chambers, offering specialist counsel in all areas of personal injury law.
Our team of personal injury specialists acts for claimants and defendants in all forms of personal injury litigation – from high-value, complex catastrophic injury claims to occupational illness and industrial disease, enabling us to service a wide range of advocacy and advisory work nationwide.
Our barristers regularly appear in the High Court, County Courts and higher Appellate courts as well as providing a full range of advisory, drafting and negotiation services at settlement meetings and mediation.
Our Personal Injury Team dovetails with our specialist Inquest and Inquiries Team, providing continuity of representation in complex fatal accident or other claims.
Chambers has particular expertise in criminal injuries compensation. Ben Collins QC is a leading expert in this area, having appeared in many major cases in recent years. Our barristers have extensive experience representing injured victims of crime, in particular where both civil and statutory compensation is in issue. They routinely represent prison officers, police officers, hospital staff and other workers who are vulnerable to assault at work, and are well placed to advise in respect of both statutory compensation and civil liability.
We are considered one of the leading sets in the country in disease litigation. Our team has a long tradition in such, being influential in the largest ever multiple party claim, the Vibration White Finger Group Litigation, involving approximately 130,000 claimants and total compensation payments in excess of £1.5 billion.