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Door tenant at Unity Street Chambers.
5 Unity Street Chambers, Bristol BS1 5HH
0117 906 9789 / 0117 906 9799 (fax)

Year of Call and Inn

1993 Gray’s Inn

Professional Details


Judy Dawson specialises in personal injury work.


Author of ‘Practical Guide to Handling Motor Insurers’ Bureau Claims’ Published 2002 (Cavendish Publishing)

Work description

Judy Dawson is experienced in all areas of personal injury work, with a particular expertise in insurance indemnity issues and claims against uninsured and untraced drivers. She also has particular expertise in employers liability claims, claims involving an element of suspected fraud and those involving complex financial calculations. She undertakes cases on behalf of both Claimant and Defendant, handling claims up to the highest value.


Judy utilises her strong forensic skills, both to assist her client in the presentation of the case to its best advantage within the pleadings, and to allow early recognition of the precise value of the case to ensure negotiations are carried out from apposition of knowledge and strength.

Judy appreciates that cases require different approaches and sometimes achieving settlement without court involvement will be a more beneficial option to her client. Judy adopts a pragmatic and flexible strategy, conducting the case in a way tailored to the specific needs of the individual client.

Paperwork is returned within 7 working days of receipt of instructions, sooner if required.


Judy Dawson studied law at Christ’s College, Cambridge. She initially practiced in the South-West from Unity Street Chambers in Bristol, where she remains a door tenant, before relocating Yorkshire and joining Sovereign Chambers in 2005.