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Winston Hunter QC

Call 1985 • QC 2000

"He's calm, measured and always remains completely unflustered in the face of challenging circumstances"
(Chambers & Partners 2020)

Winston is recognised by the Directories as a top ranked performer in a number of specialist areas.

Winston lectures widely to clients and fellow professionals on a wide number of topics. He is regularly invited to Chair and deliver lectures to professional bodies. He is a regular contributor to the Byrom Street Evening Lecture Programme.

Clinical Negligence

Winston has a significant caseload in the area of clinical negligence. His practice covers all areas of medical mal practice. He has particular expertise in claims involving wrongful birth and failure of diagnosis and treatment in Accident and Emergency Medicine, and the complexities of quantification arising from claims for loss of a chance of a better outcome.

Insurance & Reinsurance

Winston is regularly instructed in claims arising out of repudiation of policies for alleged non disclosure and issues relating to the construction of insurance contracts. Particular expertise exists in claims relating to motor vehicle insurance

Personal Injury

Winston is routinely instructed by both claimants and defendants in cases of maximum severity. In the recent past he has been instructed in some of the highest values claims with several of his recent or current instructions involving damages awarded or claimed in excess of £15 million. A particular feature of many of his instructions is where there are complex claims for loss of earnings arising from injuries to professionals such as bankers, lawyers and accountants or senior directors of large companies and other high net worth individuals.

Professional Liability

Winston receives instructions in a wide range of cases involving the negligence of professionals. He has particularly expertise in cases involving claims alleging loss of a chance.

Many of his instructions relate to solicitors failure in pursuing litigation appropriately and in advising clients.


  • PIBA
  • PNBA


“The ‘approachable and accessible’ Winston Hunter QC is a ‘master of his craft’ and admired for his ‘phenomenal attention to detail, technical skill and swift turnaround’.”

Chambers & Partners 2012

“Fellow silk Winston Hunter QC frequently acts for both claimants and defendants in very high-value matters and wins the admiration of peers for his ‘methodical and forensic approach to cases’. He has a large and varied practice that also takes in personal injury, professional liability, employment and insurance litigation.”

Chambers & Partners 2012

“Winston Hunter QC is regarded as a ‘charming, able and impressive opponent’. He handles numerous multimillion-pound maximum severity cases and fatal accident claims.”

Chambers & Partners 2011

“…routinely acts in very high-value cases for claimants and defendants. Clients say Hunter is ‘very clever, sees all angles and is passionate about his work’.”

Chambers & Partners 2011

“Winston Hunter QC’s ‘reputation is richly deserved’, and he is a ‘leader who has mastered the difficult blend of dealing with complex issues in a way that clients can comprehend’.”

Legal 500 2011

“2010 saw Winston Hunter QC at Byrom Street Chambers handle several high-profile contractual matters.”

Legal 500 2011

“Regarded by clients as ‘technically gifted on cases involving government or local authority funding issues’. Peers find him a very doughty opponent who is to be feared.”

Chambers & Partners 2010

“Winston Hunter QC ‘brings an incisive intelligence and fearsome negotiating skills to cases’.”

Legal 500 2010

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