About Bill Braithwaite QC

Serious Injury Forum is led by Bill Braithwaite QC, a leading barrister and specialist in personal injury litigation involving catastrophic injury to the brain and spine caused by accidents on the road, in the workplace, at play and through medical negligence.

Having seen over a thousand catastrophically injured people across the UK, Bill has formed clear views on how cases of litigation can and should be run to make the process more satisfactory to claimants. He represents claimants only and does not represent insurance companies or organisations responsible for injuries to individuals.

He has represented over one thousand catastrophically injured claimants and has seen hundreds of claimants with mental capacity problems. Bill has won hundreds of millions of pounds in client compensation - he regularly finalises more than £50 million of claims a year.

Bill has written and lectured extensively on all topics surrounding major personal injury claims, and has written a book, aimed at injured people and their families, explaining the process of obtaining compensation.


  • Personal Injury Barrister of the Year 2010 & 2012
  • UK Acquired Brain Injury Forum Lawyer Innovator of the Year 2010
  • Headway


  • European Brain Injury Society
  • International Medical Society of Paraplegia
  • SIA (Spinal Injuries Association)


  • Consultant editor of Kemp & Kemp from 1995 to 2004
  • Joint editor of "Medical Aspects of Personal Injury Litigation"
  • Author of "Brain and Spine Injury - The Fight for Justice"


“He lives up to his reputation as one of the leading catastrophic injury lawyers in the country.”

“Widely regarded as a leader in the field of catastrophic injury nationally. His practice is devoted solely to catastrophic brain and spinal injury claimant work, and he is recognised for his excellent communication skills. He combines forensic analysis with a very gentle and caring way with the clients - very approachable from that perspective.”

“He will fight and succeed on cases where other barristers will shy away.”

Chambers & Partners