Devereux is recognised as one of the leading sets in the country specialising in personal injury work. We are consistently listed in the top personal injury sets by both Chambers UK and Legal 500. The personal injury group, which includes three Queen’s Counsel, covers all aspects of personal injury work at the highest level. At the same time our strong team of juniors provide a complete service in multi-track and fast-track trials in courts up and down the country.
'A strong player in the London personal injury market, Devereux is regularly called upon to handle claims of the utmost severity. Areas of particular strength for the set include catastrophic injury and fatal accident claims, as well as cases concerning serious psychiatric injuries and amputations. Members are also acknowledged for their expertise in matters involving complex liability components or jurisdictional issues. Sources note that "the chambers is excellent from top to bottom," adding that "they take a refreshingly modern and forward-thinking approach."' '"The clerks are very professional and well organised. They deal with matters very efficiently and are very good at recommending alternative barristers if someone is not available." "The clerks are responsive, astute and always willing to go the extra mile." Vince Plant heads the clerking team.' - Chambers UK 2019
'"The excellent and modern" Devereux has a "small but niche personal injury practice". Nevertheless, "the expertise overall is very high" allowing the set to "make up for the profile of other chambers with quality". The focus of the "extremely good in the field" barristers is high-value catastrophic injury cases, including spinal and brain injuries and those which raise difficult points of law.' - Legal 500 2019.
Chambers UK 2018 comments: 'Devereux possesses an excellent bench of personal injury advocates who are well versed in handling challenging injury claims. Members predominantly act for claimants in cases with complex liability aspects, often arising from road traffic accidents. They also handle mesothelioma claims. Interviewees praise their ability to "combine immense legal knowledge and tenacious litigation skills with an empathetic approach to the most vulnerable of clients." "We have a really good relationship with the clerks. They come back to us really quickly." "Very professional and service-focused." Vince Plant heads the clerking team.'
'Devereux is "a well-organised set with considerable breadth and depth" and "expertise at every level". The "well-regarded" group provides "an excellent service" and specialises in catastrophic injury work, including spinal and brain injury, psychiatric injury and amputation claims'. - Legal 500 2017
Chambers UK 2017 comments: 'Devereux continues to be instructed by leading claimant firms for high-value personal injury cases. Its valued members provide expert guidance in catastrophic, psychiatric and fatal injury matters, and regularly appear in the appellate courts litigating the most legally challenging cases.'
Chambers UK 2014 says: 'Noted for its focus on high-value catastrophic work and for its bench strength, Devereux is regarded by many as a standout set within the Personal Injury Bar. Its members are experienced across the full range of complex, severe personal injury claims, and are frequently involved in significant, high-profile actions.'
Solicitors come to us for our significant expertise in dealing with all types of accident and disease cases; from the simplest traumas to the most complex catastrophic injuries. Our members are regularly instructed to appear on novel and difficult cases raising points of law.
We take pride in our reputation for excellence while at the same time being friendly and easy to deal with. We are large enough to provide in depth expertise at all levels, but at the same time we take great care to provide a personal and sensitive approach to clients and their families. The advice and representation we provide is clear, practical and delivered in a way that is down-to-earth and unstuffy.
We have considerable expertise in settling cases at joint settlement meetings and in mediation but first and foremost we are advocates, with recognised excellence in trial advocacy on both liability and quantum issues.
We have written or co-written prominent practitioners' texts in our specialist fields. We also write for legal publications and give lectures and seminars both externally and as part of our own continuing education programme.
Barristers with this Expertise
- Robert Glancy QC
- Stephen Killalea QC
- Robert Weir QC
- Bruce Silvester
- Richard Royle
- Colin Mendoza
- Peter Edwards
- Richard Cartwright
- Stephen Cottrell
- Rob Hunter
- Jonathan Butters
- Laura Bell
- Thomas Cordrey
- David Peter
- Matthew Sellwood
- John Platts-Mills
- Harry Sheehan
- Anna Greenley
- Sam Way
- Hitesh Dhorajiwala
- Charlie Hill