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Stephen Grime QC

Silk: 1987 | Call: 1970

"Stephen Grime QC has a heavyweight practice focusing on cerebral palsy and catastrophic injury cases.” "He is pragmatic – he doesn't go round the houses, he cuts through all that and goes straight to the heart of the matter."

Chambers & Partners 2015

"A great tactician and lateral thinker."

The Legal 500 2014

"highly intellectual, yet also extremely user-friendly."

Chambers & Partners

Overview

Stephen Grime QC has vast experience of complex litigation particularly in personal injury and clinical negligence.  He has acted in a range of high-value claims both for claimants and defendants.  He regularly advises upon technical insurance points.  He also undertakes cases involving negligent professionals particularly in the insurance and construction fields.

Recently he has been engaged in cases involving the scope of the ex turpi causa defence in road traffic claims (McCracken v Smith [2015] EWCA Civ 380) and the impact of European law upon claims by passenger victims (Churchill Insurance v Fitzgerald [2012] EWCA Civ 1166; [2013] 1 W.L.R. 1776 & (C-442/10)) European Court of Justice.

Having sat as a Recorder in the Technology & Construction Court and acted as arbitrator and mediator, he has a deep knowledge of ADR and achieves beneficial settlements in many difficult cases.

“Stephen Grime QC has a heavyweight practice focusing on cerebral palsy and catastrophic injury cases.”

“He is pragmatic – he doesn’t go round the houses, he cuts through all that and goes straight to the heart of the matter.”
(Chambers & Partners, 2015)

“Highly experienced silk with a strong specialisation in catastrophic personal injury work, often acting on behalf of defendants. He is cited as a fearless advocate for his clients.”

“He does both claimant and defendant work, is very measured in his advice, and his judgement is very good.”

“He is tactically very able, with good client skills, and is a very approachable barrister.”
(Chambers & Partners, 2015)

“A great tactician and lateral thinker.” (Personal injury and clinical negligence)
(The Legal 500, 2014)

“Is noted for his ‘well-founded, practical advice’”
(The Legal 500, 2014)

“Has a broad personal injury practice which is principally focused on cases concerning catastrophic injuries. He impresses instructing solicitors, who note that he manages to be ‘highly intellectual, yet also extremely user-friendly’.”
(Chambers & Partners, 2013)

“He is recommended by sources as ‘a great choice for heavyweight clinical negligence claims’.”
(Chambers & Partners, 2013)

“At the top of his game. Highly skilled, hardworking and effective counsel, who can always be relied upon to handle the most complex of cases.”
(Chambers & Partners, 2012)

“His intelligence has prompted some to label him ‘a man with two brains’.”
(Chambers & Partners, 2012)

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William Meade

Senior Clerk
William Meade 020 7269 0360 wmeade@oldsquare.co.uk

Olivia Moliterno

Team Leader & Assistant to Senior Clerk
Olivia Moliterno 020 7269 0477 moliterno@oldsquare.co.uk
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07970 649 755

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Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532