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Simon Kilvington QC

Call 1995 • QC 2016

"A highly regarded disease and serious injury advocate."
(Chambers & Partners 2013)

Personal Injury

Simon has been identified as a Leading Junior in Personal Injury work in each year since 2002.

Simon’s caseload comprises complex and high value personal injury litigation including cases involving employers’ liability, road traffic accidents, product liability and foreign accidents. Chambers & Partners 2012 says that he is “frequently found on high value spinal and brain injury cases…” In addition he regularly handles complicated Fatal Accident Act claims with multiple dependants and issues under sections 3 & 4 of the 1976 Act and difficult psychiatric injury cases. He has extensive experience of handling high value quantum claims and has a particular facility with complex accountancy evidence.

Simon has been in a number of leading asbestos cases in recent years including Sabin v BRB (Residuary) Ltd (with David Allan QC) examining the use of pathological evidence and Willmore / Sienkiewicz (with David Allan QC) on the extent of the Fairchild exception. In 2012, he handled what is thought to be the largest living mesothelioma claim recovering in excess of £3 million. He is regularly instructed in mesothelioma and lung cancer claims involving substantial expert evidence issues. He frequently represents Claimants on difficult show cause hearings in the RCJ and handles complex quantum disputes.

Professional Liability

Simon advises in relation to the negligence of legal professionals in the conduct of personal injury and industrial disease claims. He has recently handled claims arising out of inadequate advice about provisional damages.

Memberships


  • Personal Injury Bar Association

Recommendations


“A highly regarded disease and serious injury advocate.”

Chambers & Partners 2013

“Meticulous eye for detail and considerable experience of handling asbestos litigation.”

Chambers & Partners 2013

“Hugely impressive in his clear and calm approach to difficult legal issues.”

Legal 500 2012

“Head and shoulders above the vast majority of counsel, including some silks.”

Chambers & Partners 2012

“Lawyers admire his ‘superb client skills and impeccable presentation’ and judges value his ‘first-rate command of the law and excellent advocacy’.”

Chambers & Partners 2012

“Very good at breaking down complex issues for the benefit of the lay client.”

Chambers & Partners 2012

“Simon Kilvington is one of the most highly praised juniors in the field.”

Chambers & Partners 2010


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