Carwyn Cox

I have instructed Carwyn on defendant personal injury cases for various clients for over ten years and I have found him to be an extremely thorough and very approachable barrister whom my clients like working with.

Wendy Mayes, Clyde & Co LLP

Carwyn is an experienced personal injury practitioner, recognised as a Leading Junior in Chambers UK. He is regularly instructed in high value, complex road traffic, public liability, employers’ liability and fatal accident claims in the UK and abroad, where major physical or psychological injuries have occurred​.

Carwyn also specialises in the complimentary areas of clinical negligence, civil fraud and health and safety, and is particularly experienced in inquests and HSE prosecutions.

Additionally, Carwyn is well regarded for his work across a broad range of general common law, including boundary disputes, rights of way and trespass. He is happy to consider instructions on a Public Access basis.

In 2018, Carwyn was appointed as a Recorder to the northern circuit.

Personal Injury

Carwyn acts for Claimants and Defendants in complex multi track matters.  He regularly appears in Court conducting all matters such as applications, costs and case management conferences, joint settlement meetings and trials.  Carwyn deals with all aspects of personal injury claims including road traffic accidents, public liability, employers’ liability, fatal accidents and clinical negligence.

Health & Safety

Carwyn has acted on behalf of Companies and Directors in Prosecutions brought by the HSE in the Magistrates and Crown Courts.


Carwyn regularly attends inquests on behalf of interested parties.

General Common Law

Carwyn has acted for Claimants and Defendants in cases arising from boundary disputes, rights of way and trespass.

Public Access

Carwyn is qualified to receive instructions by public access across the range of areas.

Civil Fraud

Carwyn has acted in a number of matters where fraud and/or fundamental dishonesty have either been pleaded or pursued. Most recently in the case of Abellio London Limited v Ahuja [2017] EWHC 3818 (QB) and [2018] 3 WLUK 764 Carwyn acted for Abellio London Limited in contempt proceedings brought by Abellio against Mr and Mrs Ahuja following findings of fundamental dishonesty made at the trial of their personal injury claim against Abellio London Limited on 4th February 2016, a trial in which he also acted. Mr Ahuja was committed to prison for 60 days and Mrs Ahiuja received a sentence of 28 days suspended for 6 months.

In addition, Carwyn acted for the Defendant in the case of McIntosh v ERS Claims Limited where the Claimant was found to have been fundamentally dishonest following a claim made arising from a road traffic accident. Carwyn also acted for Hertfordshire County Council in a case where the Claimant discontinued his claim following service of evidence showing that he had exaggerated the extent of the injuries that he had suffered.

Clinical Negligence

Carwyn is experienced in handling clinical negligence matters.  He is currently instructed in a claim arising from an alleged negligent ACL reconstruction.  He is also instructed in a failure to adequately diagnose an infection in the womb. Furthermore he is instructed in a case where informed consent is in issue in relation to a failed vasectomy reversal.

Travel & International Law

Carwyn has acted in claims arising from accidents abroad during his career.  He has had to consider jurisdictional matters on several occasions.  He is an experienced personal injury practitioner and regularly handles complex, high value claims.  He has had recent experience of holiday sickness claims and the issues associated with them.  Carwyn regularly deals with cases where allegations of fundamental dishonesty are raised and has recent experience of bringing contempt proceedings against dishonest litigants.

Notable Cases

Omer v Century Park Trading Ltd (Ongoing)
Carwyn acts for the Defendant in this multi-track matter arising from an accident at work. Liability is disputed. The Claimant was run over by a forklift truck being driven by a colleague. They were not authorised to use the forklift truck. The matter is due to be listed for a trial on the issue of liability only where the main issue is the extent to which the doctrine of vicarious liability should apply.

Thomas v London Borough of Hackney [2019]
Carwyn acted for the Defendant in this multi-track matter arising from a tripping incident on the highway. The Claimant was bringing a significant claim for damages for personal injury. At the trial on the issue of liability only the Claimant failed to establish a breach of section 41 Highways Act 1980 and the claim was dismissed.

HP [2018]
Carwyn acted for the Claimant in this multi-track matter proceeding in the High Court. He was led by Rhiannon Jones QC. The Claimant was knocked over by a car suffering serious injuries, including a significant brain injury. Liability was disputed. In addition, complex arguments existed in respect of quantum and around the issue of capacity. The claim was compromised at a JSM and the settlement approved by the Court.

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P v AB [2018]
Carwyn acted for the Defendant in this matter on behalf of a local authority. The Claimant developed CRPS Type 1 following an accident that took place. Liability was not disputed, but causation and the extent of any ongoing symptoms are concerned was. The claim was settled at a JSM.

Davies v Tanant Valley Scaffolding [2018]
Carwyn acted for the Claimant in this matter who was injured when he fell through the roof of a barn that he was working on suffering a fracture to the spine. Contributory negligence and quantum were in issue. Carwyn acted for the Claimant in this matter who was injured when he fell through the roof of a barn that he was working on suffering a fracture to the spine. Contributory negligence and quantum were in issue, Primary Liability having been admitted. The claim settled prior to the trial of the matter.

Abellio London Limited v Ahuja and Ahuja [2018]
Carwyn represented Abellio in this matter arising from a road traffic accident. Whilst liability for the accident itself was not disputed the Defendant’s case was that it was so minor that the Claimants could not possibly have suffered any injury at all. At the trial in the County Court the claims brought by Mr and Mrs Ahuja were dismissed and they were found to be fundamentally dishonest. Abellio then commenced committal proceedings. The contempt was admitted.

Pop [2018]
A fatal accident at work where the deceased was crushed by the load that he was delivering. Carwyn represented an interested party in this inquest. There are several interested parties in this matter with the inquest considering the complex delivery network and opportunities to check the suitability of the load prior to the accident. Carwyn has attended several pre-inquest reviews in this matter with the full inquest scheduled to take place towards the end of the year.

Re Gemmill [2017]
A fatal road traffic accident. The Deceased was a cyclist killed by a lorry on a roundabout at the western end of Lambeth Bridge. Carwyn represented a local authority. The inquest considered the design of the roundabout and its suitability for cyclists and traffic to move around it safely. The verdict was returned as one of accidental death.

Barrie v TFL [2015]
Carwyn represented the Defendant in this case arising from a tripping accident. The Claimant suffered significant injuries to her wrist as a result of the accident and there was a high value care claim. Liability was disputed and Carwyn successfully defended the claim.

Quigley [2015]
Carwyn represented the Claimant in this case who was a widow. Her husband died in an accident at work when he was crushed by a lift. Carwyn represented the family at the Inquest into this matter and also worked on the claim brought for the benefit of the dependants under the Fatal Accidents Act. The Claim was settled, but as there were child dependants the settlement had to be approved. Carwyn represented the Claimant at the approval hearing where the Master approved the settlement.

Hatt v Hertfordshire County Council [2014]
Carwyn acted for the Defendant in this matter that arose as a result of an assault at school. The Claimant was claiming a substantial amount as a result of the psychological impact of the assault and other alleged incidents of bullying suffered. The claim was dismissed as the Claimant failed to establish that the school had breached their duty of care to the Claimant.

Gartside v Dew Piling & Ors [2014]
Carwyn represented the Defendant in this case where the Claimant suffered a traumatic amputation to his forefoot. Carwyn represented the Defendant at an interlocutory hearing and then at the JSM where the claim settled.

Ventura v Ceva Logistics [2014]
Carwyn represented the Defendant in a Manual Handling claim where the Claimant was seeking a substantial sum to reflect the injuries suffered. Carwyn successfully defended the claim.

Oliveira [2011]
Carwyn attended this inquest representing the employer of the Deceased who passed away as a result of a fatal accident that occurred on the Construction Site of another. This was a multiple day inquest before a Jury. Following on from this Carwyn acted for the same company in the civil claim.

McClean-Brian [2010]
Carwyn acted for the family of a young mother that was killed in a road traffic accident. This was a particularly harrowing case given the ages of the Deceased and her children, and the fact that a good friend of the Deceased was driving the car in which she had the accident. Carwyn went on to represent the family in the Civil Claim, which was a complicated fatal accident case that resulted in a substantial settlement for the family.

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Appointments & Memberships

  • Personal Injuries Bar Association
  • London Commercial & Common Law Bar Association

Education & Qualifications

  • PGDip Law, City University
  • LLB (Hons), Hatfield College, University of Durham


“Carwyn Cox is a hidden gem. He is very client focused, demonstrates empathy with the client and is a good problem solver. He is a very safe pair of hands who you can trust to guide and look after your case in your clients’ best interests.” Andrew Pieri, Partner, Keoghs

“I have instructed Carwyn on defendant personal injury cases for various clients for over ten years and I have found him to be an extremely thorough and very approachable barrister whom my clients like working with.” Wendy Mayes, Plexus Law

“He demonstrates an excellent knowledge of law within his stated practice areas. He delivers an exceptional high quality of service both on paper and is a strong advocate in Court. He is very personable, user friendly, much liked by clients and has strong backup within Chambers.” Andrew Pieri, Partner, Keoghs

“Carwyn has real expertise in his field and pays great attention to detail whilst at the same time focusing on the core issues. He can relate to clients and is always willing to make himself available for his Instructing Solicitors to discuss particular cases and issues. A very skilful advocate and a real team player. Someone you are always glad to have on your side.” Roger O’Donnell, Partner, Ward Hadaway

“Having instructed Carwyn over many years I find his advice invaluable. He is clear and detailed in his Advice and approach to the issues at hand. His attention to detail and pragmatic approach gives me confidence in his opinion and ability. Personable to both my clients and me and thoroughly professional.” Karen-Marie Archbold, True Solicitors LLP

Directory Quotes

“Carwyn is pragmatic and often suggests an alternative approach in order to get the best results.” Chambers UK 2024

“He steers his clients through very complex cases to get the right result in a very pragmatic and sensible way. In court, he is quite a formidable opponent when it comes to trials and he is robust in cross-examinations.” Chambers UK 2024

“Carwyn goes over and above to provide the best service possible. He is great at building a rapport with both clients and witnesses. He is a brilliant advocate and a pleasure to work with.” Chambers UK 2024

“Carwyn combines intellectual rigour, with a thorough understanding of the case, and polished and smooth advocacy.” Legal 500 2024

“Carwyn recognises the importance of building a good relationship with clients and witnesses.” Chambers UK 2023

Personal Interests

Carwyn is an avid sports fan, enjoying almost all sports. Being a keen follower of the Welsh Rugby team and a Liverpool fan means he oscillates between ecstasy and agony on a regular basis. Carwyn enjoys cycling when he can and also skiing.