Adam Chippindall

Year of call: 1975

"He's very experienced and very comfortable dealing with sensitive issues."
Chambers UK 2019

Adam Adam

Adam is a specialist barrister with over 30 years experience in clinical negligence, personal injury and associated solicitor's negligence. He also has a significant experience in Coroner's Inquests and CICA claims. Adam has been a Recorder since 1994 and is authorised to sit in Civil and Family Law (both Private and Public).

Personal Injury

Adam's personal injury practice includes multi-track work for both claimants and defendants. He has significant experience in complex large claims as to liability, contributory negligence and quantum issues.

Adam's specific experience includes:

  • Road traffic accidents (including those involving motorcycles)
  • Employers liability
  • Industrial disease
  • Psychiatric injury
  • Inquests

Recent Cases

  • Withdrawal of admissions
  • Part 35 Expert issues
  • Successful settlement of fatal accident claims with significant "but for" issues and dependency calculations
  • Medical causation (disc protrusion in low velocity cases; brain / psychiatric injuries)
  • 6-pack Regulation breaches
  • Multi-million CICA claim for applicant in PVS
  • Ongoing Inquest of multiple deaths from pooled water on the highway

Significant Cases

  • Probert (A Child) v Moore Unreported [2012] EWHC (QB) Civ 2324
  • Co-Operative Group v Pritchard [2011] EWCA Civ 329
  • Watt v Tucker CA Unreported [2005] EWCA Civ 1420
  • Mutch v Allen [2001] PIQR P26
  • Hartnell & Co v Peter Rowland Unreported CA 21/11/2000
  • Davies v Inman [1999] PIQR Q26
  • Hale v Guildarch [1999] PNLR 44

Clinical Negligence

Adam's clinical negligence experience includes:

  • Liability
  • Causation
  • Quantum issues for both claimant and defendant (although predominantly claimant)
  • Surgical and diagnostic negligence
  • GP and nursing breach of duty
  • Inquests in relation to Hospital (Medical and Psychiatric) breach of duty

Recent Cases

  • Inadequate resuscitation and treatment post suicide attempt
  • Missed diagnosis of necrotizing fasciitis
  • Failed orthopaedic procedures (hips and knees)
  • Failed laparoscopic surgery
  • Inquests arising out of alleged nursing failings

Inquests

Adam's inquests experience relates to Hospital (Medical and Psychiatric) breach of duty including inquests arising out of alleged nursing failings; inadequate observations of intoxicated patient and inadequate assessment of risk of suicide / prevention of suicide attempts.

Recommendations


CHAMBERS UK 2019

Personal Injury & Clin Neg
Experienced in RTA and fatal accident claims. His workload consists of complex and high-value matters for both claimants and defendants.

"He's very experienced and very comfortable dealing with sensitive issues."


LEGAL 500 2019

Personal Injury & Clin Neg
‘He has a good handle on the subtle nuances of cases.’


CHAMBERS UK 2018

Personal Injury

Leading Junior - Band 3

Experienced in RTA and fatal accident claims. His workload consists of complex and high-value matters for both claimants and defendants.

Strengths: "Adam is extremely good with clients and able to explain complex issues clearly and confidently. His knowledge in the field of personal injury is second to none." "A very good advocate."

Recent work: Acted in a case involving a soldier who sustained a head injury on being struck by a fellow soldier.


LEGAL 500 2017

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Leading juniors

‘An astute operator.’


CHAMBERS UK 2017

Personal Injury

Leading Junior - Band 3

Experience in RTA and fatal accident claims. His workload consists of complex and high-value matters for both claimants and defendants.

Strengths: "He is extremely experienced and knowledgeable." "Adam has an excellent eye for the finer details."

Recent work: Acted for the claimant in the case of Co-operative Group (CSW) v Pritchard, a Court of Appeal case which examined medical causation and assessed whether or not contributory negligence is available as a partial defense in assault claims.


LEGAL 500 2016

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Leading juniors

'Brilliant on paper and a winner in court.'


CHAMBERS UK 2016

Personal Injury

Leading Junior - Band 3

Instructed by both claimants and defendants on a range of personal injury matters, including high-value and complex road traffic accidents.

Strengths: "He has an excellent manner with clients and a great attention to detail." "He looks at the papers, advises quickly and always keeps you up to date."


LEGAL 500 2015

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Leading juniors

'His workload includes cases arising from road traffic accidents and clinical negligence'.


CHAMBERS UK 2015

Personal Injury 

Leading Junior - Band 3

Has a broad practice covering a range of personal injury work, including claims in relation to RTAs, industrial disease, employers' liability, psychiatric injury and inquests.


LEGAL 500 2014

Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence

Leading Juniors

'Recommended for his strong track record in high-value settlement'.


CHAMBERS UK 2014

Personal Injury

Concentrates his personal injury practice on catastrophic injury claims and fatalities, particularly those arising from RTAs. He takes instructions from both claimant and defendant solicitors, and is praised for his strong advocacy skills.

Recent work: He acted in Co-Operative Group (CSW) Ltd v Pritchard, an appeal relating to medical causation and the question of contributory negligence as a defence in assault claims.


LEGAL 500 2013

Adam Chippindall is recommended for personal injury work.


CHAMBERS UK 2013

Personal Injury

Adam Chippindall tackles personal injury, clinical negligence and professional negligence cases. He is particularly highly regarded for his expertise in claims relating to road traffic accidents.


LEGAL 500 2012

Adam Chippindall is recommended for personal injury work.


CHAMBERS UK 2012

Personal Injury - Band 1

Adam Chippindall has a mixed personal injury, clinical negligence and professional negligence practice. He acted in a case where a child was injured after getting off a school minibus.


LEGAL 500 2011

Adam Chippindall is 'a tremendous advocate'.


CHAMBERS UK 2011

Personal Injury - Band 1

He wins market support as does the "very experienced" Adam Chippindall who appeared in the Court of Appeal in an RTA case dealing with contributory negligence and causation. Chippindall further handles fatal accidents and EL/PL cases.


CHAMBERS UK 2010

Personal Injury

Adam Chippindall "ensures that each case receives the attention and consideration that it deserves, and impresses in the way he communicates advice to both client and lawyers alike."


CHAMBERS UK 2009

Personal Injury

Adam Chippindall "gets to grips with the complex issues of claims very quickly and always offers extremely helpful advice."


LEGAL 500 2008

Adam Chippindall is also recommended.


LEGAL 500 2007

Adam Chippindall, a popular choice for both personal injury and clinical negligence instructions has seen an increase in joint settlement and mediation work.