Delivering ‘a consistently high-standard’ service, 1 Chancery Lane’s Personal Injury practice is closely linked to its extensive expertise across the public law spectrum.
With one of the largest Personal Injury teams in the sector, offering both silks and juniors, areas of niche expertise include claims relating to child abuse, industrial disease, occupiers’ liability, product liability, public liability, road traffic, and sports incidents, as well as fraudulent claims and insurance-related work, inquests and public authority claims and inquiries.
1 Chancery Lane acts for both claimants and defendants on a broad range of claims brought against local authorities, police forces and emergency services, education providers, care homes and housing associations. Members of chambers have particular expertise in human rights and other civil liberties matters; claims relating to care home regulation, child care proceedings and child abuse investigations; education-related matters; and the practice and processes of the Administrative Court and of advising public bodies as to the lawfulness of their actions.
Recognised as the pre-eminent travel set members of 1 Chancery Lane’s Travel Law team act for solicitors and their clients as well as directly for tour operators, airlines, cruise operators, trade associations, tourist boards, charities and insurers (home and overseas). Offering some of the leading silks and juniors in this field, members are adept at dealing with the full range of personal injury matters, including cases concerning catastrophic injury, fatalities, illness claims and group actions. The set is particularly known for its expertise in package travel claims and issues concerning liability, jurisdiction and applicable law.
1 Chancery Lane is recognised for legal, insurance, financial services, real estate and construction professional negligence work, and is particularly noted for its ‘unique specialism’ in claims concerning local authorities and the education sector. Members act for both claimants and defendants in hard-fought cases concerning such allegations as breach of duty, misrepresentation and fraud.
1 Chancery Lane has built on its strong reputation for Professional Negligence, Personal Injury, and Property Damage work to provide relevant and linked expertise across Property, Chancery & Commercial disciplines. Areas of particular specialism include real property, trusts & probate, landlord & tenant, property damage, property-related professional negligence, property-related and Landlord & Tenant Personal Injury claims, and all areas of commercial, financial and industrial contracts, including matters relating to fraud.
Reported as a ‘technically strong’ team, with ‘far-reaching expertise’ 1 Chancery Lane offers one of the largest, specialist medical law and clinical negligence teams in the sector. Acting on large, multi-party actions as well as individual cases, members of 1 Chancery Lane specialise in claims relating to organ retention, cervical screening, human growth hormone, cardiac surgery, HIV/haemophilia, fatal accidents and catastrophic injuries (particularly those involving the spine or birth trauma), mental illness, as well as those concerning consent and safeguarding, human rights, difficult causation and quantum issues, inquests, inquiries, GMC and GDC regulatory cases and other professional disciplinary tribunals.