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Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence

St Ives Chambers has substantial experience of Personal Injury matters and related litigation. Members pride themselves on providing a high quality service and are keen to assist clients as early as possible to ensure the litigation process is managed effectively. Maintaining this philosophy has helped the Personal Injury Group to develop rapidly and is the reason they are in instructed by Claimants and Defendants in courts nationwide.

Work covered ranges from modest claims to catastrophic injuries and members have noted strengths in:

  • Road Traffic Accidents/Credit Hire
  • Employers' Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Occupiers' Liability
  • Highway Act
  • Fatal Accidents
  • Clinical Negligence
  • Criminal Compensation
  • Injury arising from Housing Disrepair
  • Industrial Disease & Hearing Loss
  • Inquests
  • Fraudulent Claims
  • Sporting Injury

The Team increasingly undertake court and advisory work on high value claims involving allegations of fraud, occupancy, low velocity impact and credit hire issues, as well as cases where an individual has suffered a permanent or acceleration injury.

More specialised areas are also covered including Hearing Loss, Asbestos related illnesses, VWF, Respiratory illnesses and Sexual Abuse cases, usually by senior counsel.

Paperwork

St Ives Chambers operates a standard 14 day turnaround on all written work, however members are flexible and shorter times can be agreed if required. Please enquire with either of the group clerks if urgent completion of work is necessary.

The Personal Injury Team appreciate that unexpected fees can be frustrating. If required, counsel can review a set of instructions and provide an indication of preparation times and therefore a more accurate cost of completing the work.

Facilities

Members are committed to assisting their clients to find the most proportionate and cost-effective way to resolve a dispute.

Chambers is well placed to offer facilities for parties to meet for mediation, settlement meetings or arbitration hearings. Various rooms are available for such purposes and there is a wealth of technological and administrative support available as required.  Please ask either of the Personal Injury Team clerks for availability.

Funding

All members of the group are prepared to undertake private, insurance, conditional fee and publicly funded work where appropriate.

Please see the Team's e-alerts for the latest Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence updates.

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