39 Essex Chambers has announced that Simon Browne QC has joined its chambers with immediate effect.
Browne joins with practice in the fields of commercial costs and litigation funding, catastrophic injury and related areas of clinical negligence, insurance, professional negligence and professional regulation.
As a qualified mediator and arbitrator, he is reportedly ranked in Band 1 in the leading legal directories for both costs litigation and personal injury.
Additionally, Browne has a strong reputation regarding costs in group litigation for both the claimant group and defendants, and he has an “extensive practice” in catastrophic injury claims, with expertise in brain and spinal injury claims.
He has advised and conducted advocacy in The Civil Phone Hacking litigation concerning News of the World and the Mirror Group, the Construction Industry Vetting Litigation, The Truck Cartel Claims in the Competition Tribunal, the Sub-Postmaster claims against the Post Office, and Hillsborough.
Meanwhile, 39 Essex Chambers said Browne has a particular interest in sports injury litigation which “compliments” the chambers’ sports law team.
Lindsay Scott, chief executive of 39 Essex Chambers, said: “We are absolutely thrilled that Simon is joining us. His outstanding reputation in the market precedes him and his vast experience in the arenas of costs and personal injury will be a great asset to our existing practices in those areas.”
Browne added: “I am delighted to be joining 39 Essex Chambers at a key stage in my career. I have been aware of the increasing quality of the chambers for many years and the impressive support given to its members by the excellent clerking and administration teams.
“I now look forward to enhancing even further the reputation of chambers working alongside outstanding members of the Bar.”