"She is incredibly thorough and has an outstanding eye for detail." "She is extremely pragmatic and excellent with clients."

Rhiannon Jones QC

Call: 1993 | Silk: 2015

Email: Rhiannon.Jones@byromstreet.com

 

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Chambers & Partners 2022 (PI) - Band 2

Rhiannon Jones QC appears for both claimants and defendants in serious injury and chronic pain cases, with particular expertise in spinal and brain injury claims involving complex issues of quantum. Her practice also encompasses fatal accident and sexual abuse claims.

 



PRACTICE AREAS

Personal injury for both Claimants and Defendants
Clinical negligence for Claimants
Inquests
Professional negligence relating to personal injury/clinical negligence cases
Professional Discipline
Criminal Injuries

 



ASSOCIATIONS

PIBA



Personal Injury

Rhiannon acts for Claimants and Defendants in substantial or complex employers liability, public liability and road traffic accident claims. She is particularly sought after for her expertise in high value spinal and brain injury cases. Early in her career she appeared as junior counsel in Biesheuvel v Birrell (1999) PIQR Q40 and this was followed by instructions in many high value spinal injury cases, notably Owen v Brown [2002] EWHC 1135 (QB), Parry v Humbert (2005) and Streeter v Hughes and MIB [2013] EWHC 2841. She has continued to specialise in the whole spectrum of catastrophic injury claims since then.

 

Rhiannon is also regularly instructed in chronic pain, subtle brain injury cases and fatal accidents.

 

She has extensive experience in investigating contributions from public funding in cases where contributory negligence is an issue.

 

She regularly acts in claims with a foreign element including cases where the Claimant lives abroad after the accident and she has had to gain an understanding of care systems, health funding and insurance provision in these countries and the implications arising from these so far as the damages claim is concerned. Recently settled claims involve Claimants living in the United States and Poland.

 

Rhiannon has also been involved in a number of cases where the initial injury has been complicated by subsequent negligent medical treatment and issues arising as to the interaction of the various defendants. Expertise in the management of the expert evidence in such cases is vital.

 

She has dealt with a number of cases where fundamental dishonesty has been raised.

 

She regularly appears in contested interim payment applications. (See Hardman v Davies [2019] 11 WLUK 470 and Farrington v Menzies Haines [2019] EWHC 1297 (QB))

 

 



 

Clinical Negligence

Rhiannon is instructed to advise and represent patients and their families in clinical negligence cases. Her caseload covers a wide spectrum of medical accidents, including birth trauma, delayed diagnosis, failure to diagnose cardiac conditions, consent and failure to act upon information that previous anaesthetic had caused serious neurological complications.

 

 

 

Professional Liability

Rhiannon's professional negligence practice relates exclusively to actions against legal advisers arising from their conduct of personal injury and clinical negligence cases.

Directory Comments

Chambers & Partners 2022

 

"She provides detailed advice, gets good results and is amazing in court. Her advocacy is on another level."

 

"She is highly experienced, incredibly organised and always prepared."

 

"She is exceptional on paper and on her feet in court."

 

Chambers & Partners 2020

 

"She is incredibly thorough and has an outstanding eye for detail."

 

"She is extremely pragmatic and excellent with clients."

 

Chambers and Partners 2019

 

''She represents her clients' interests well''

 

Chambers and Partners 2018

 

"She's amazing. She goes through everything meticulously and is always on the money in her assessments of what can be achieved."

 

"Outstanding both on paperwork and on her feet. She has superb judgement and an eye for detail."

 

Chambers & Partners 2017

 

"She's tactically brilliant."

 

 "She is very incisive and good at getting to grips with the particulars of a case with a heavy volume of paperwork."

 

 "She's absolutely fantastic, full of empathy for the clients and always puts them first."

 

Chambers & Partners 2016

 

"She acts for both Claimants and Defendants and is acknowledged by her peers for her expertise in representing insurers."

 

"She works extremely hard on her cases and gives her all to her clients."

 

"She puts up a good fight and fully understands what the insurers are expecting and needing."

 

 

Chambers & Partners 2015

 

 She has the ability to get to the heart of the matter and give pragmatic advice.”

 

“She is tactically very, very good, gets on well with clients and puts time and effort into the preparation of her cases.

 

Legal 500 2015

 

"She richly deserved her silk appointment"

 

Chambers & Partners 2014

 

"Acting on a broad range of high value personal injury work, handling issues involving fatalities, amputations and severe psychiatric injuries. She has particular experience in catastrophic brain and neurological injury claims.

Acts for Claimants and Defendants and is adept in dealing with issues of quantum and liability"

 

Legal 500 2014

 

"A calm, efficient barrister, who gets to the heart of a claim quickly."

 

Chambers & Partners 2013

 

"She impresses with her resourcefulness, pragmatism and respect for clients"

 

Legal 500 2012

 

"Committed to her clients"

 

 

 

 

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