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William Vandyck

Call 1988

William Vandyck specialises in personal injury and industrial disease. He deals particularly with workplace stress/bullying, chronic pain/fibromyalgia, asbestos, and catastrophic injury as well as accident and general personal injury work.   His cases include the leading asbestos case of Fairchild v Glenhaven [2002] UKHL 22, and the important limitation cases of Johnson v Ministry of Defence [2012] EWCA Civ 1505 and Malone v Relyon [2014] EWCA Civ 904.

He is an effective performer in court both at trial and on interlocutory matters with extensive experience of conducting settlement meetings.

Previously a Lincoln’s Inn advocate trainer and Editor of Current Law, he has also given evidence to foreign courts as an expert on English personal injury law.

Solicitors’ comments about him include: “An incisive mind and advocacy skills achieve results often beyond expectations”; “A counsel who cares about the result”; “Solicitor-friendly”; “A pleasure to work with”.

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  • BA (Hons) , Peterhouse College, Cambridge (Exhibitioner)
  • William was a founder member of Crown Office Chambers and lives in Cardiff and London.


  • London Common Law Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Member of Lincoln’s Inn

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