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Unity Street Chambers - Bristol: A leading set of Barristers serving the South West and beyond

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Accident, Injury & Disease has been a key area of chambers’ practice for many years. Unity Street is recommended as a leading Personal Injury set and many members are individually recognised as experts in their field. The group’s specialisms include public, employer’s and road traffic liability and all aspects of the law relating to personal injury, both physical and psychiatric.

Members specific expertise includes the following:

Accident abroad at sea and in the air

Including claims under the Package Travel Regulations 1992, the Athens, and Montreal Conventions.

Accidents at Work

Child abuse

Claims against care homes, local authorities, religious orders and the Home Office for physical and sexual abuse.

Cosmetic treatment

Claims including scarring, laser burns, hair loss and ear infections.

Criminal injuries

Applications to the CICA and appeals to the CICAP.

Employers’ liability

The “6-pack”, all other statutory duties and unsafe systems as well as vicarious liability for the acts of employees.

Industrial disease

Asbestos-induced and all other occupational respiratory diseases, noise induced deafness, toxic and hazardous substances, dysphonia, dermatitis, repetitive strain injuries and hand-arm vibration syndrome.

Inquests

At all levels, from the fully argued, jury and Coroner hearings to Coroner-only hearings
Occupiers’ liability: slipping and tripping cases on public and private property and unsafe premises litigation generally

Product liability

Food poisoning, defective goods, consumer protection.

Public authority

Claims against local authority exercising statutory functions as highways authorities, education authorities, social services departments etc.

Public liability

Nuisance or other forms of environmental claims

Road traffic

From multiple motorway crash litigation and brain injury cases to “simple” whiplash claims, so-called “low velocity claims” and Motor Insurers Bureau claims.

Sports and leisure accidents.


Work is undertaken on behalf of claimants and defendants in the UK and overseas. Clinical Negligence, Employment and Health & Safety are closely linked to our personal injury work and, where appropriate, we bring to those other areas a thorough understanding of personal injury work.

We have several writers and contributors/contributing editors to leading personal injury publications and textbooks, including Kemp and Kemp on the Quantum of Damages, Current Law, and Sweet & Maxwell Civil Court Precedents.

Members regularly lecture on personal injury topics, both in Chambers and elsewhere (see Seminars).
The team offers a mediation service and chambers boasts a dedicated mediation suite.

Barristers in Unity Street Chambers are licensed to accept personal injury work direct from the public.

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