St Pauls Chambers is delighted to have been shortlisted for the Personal Injury Awards 2012. Nominations include Chambers of the Year and Barrister of the Year.
Members of the civil team will be attending the award ceremony in London on 14 November 2012. Robert Smith has been nominated for Barrister of the Year and St Pauls has been shortlisted for Chambers of the Year.
St Pauls Chambers is an acknowledged nationwide leader providing legal services. It provides an excellent service in many areas of law.
Founded in 1982, St Pauls Chambers has retained its pre-eminence in serious crime, personal injury, regulatory and family law. Its growth has taken place without compromising quality and integrity. With an emphasis on quality over size, it attracts work from magic circle solicitors and other leading firms as well as the insurance and business sectors.
St Pauls Chambers embraces change. Its dedicated steering committee researches the needs of clients and potential clients and effectively adapts the set’s response to the evolving needs of the public and all those who use its services. The focus is always on the client, whether through a law firm or direct public access. Work is often provided on a fixed fee basis and efficient use of technology, combined with ordered workflow, keeps costs low. Internally, the set’s ethos of openness and discussion creates a healthy working environment.
The emerging success of the civil team has seen a growing interest in St Pauls Chambers. Its members advise claimants and defendants in respect of catastrophic injury claims, fatal accidents, industrial disease, road traffic accidents, employers’ liability and public liability. All types of work are handled at Silk and junior counsel level and barristers can be instructed on a conditional fee basis, or on a private client basis. Clinical negligence expertise ranges from claims against hospital doctors in all fields of discipline as well as general practitioners and physiotherapists, to dental practitioners and problems arising from laser eye surgery.
Commercial and chancery members have expert knowledge in areas such as commercial litigation, insolvency, residential and commercial landlord and tenant work, property disputes, contract, trusts, the Inheritance Act, directors’ disqualification and partnership disputes. All aspects of employment law and planning are handled together with land law disputes including rights of way and boundary matters.
Mediation, Arbitration and Dispute Resolution services are offered as an alternative to litigation. We actively encourage the settlement of claims to avoid litigation. Commitment and Communication is key to the success of this set.