John Brown

John Brown

  • Called in 2005

Personal Injury

John has experience across the range of personal injury actions including road traffic accidents, employer’s liability, occupier’s liability, product liability, Highway’s Act, Animals Act, fatal and sporting accidents. He has experience of dealing with complex injuries including spinal, chronic pain/fibromyalgia, brain and psychiatric injuries.

John also has experience of industrial disease work, principally Nosie Induced Hearing Loss, and he has detailed knowledge of the issues that commonly arise in such litigation including limitation, causation involving competing medical evidence and consideration of detailed engineering evidence on the issue of breach.

Examples of his current or recent work include:

  • Instructed on behalf of a Claimant who sustained multiple and life-threatening injuries and whose partner passed away following injuries sustained in a serious road traffic accident. Claim (including Fatal Accidents Act claim) pleaded in the region of £800,000.
  • Instructed on behalf of the Defendant for CCMC in a case involving a brain injury with an estimated value in the region of £3 million.
  • Case involving a young girl who sustained an acquired brain injury following a skull fracture in a road traffic accident. Her injuries included difficulties with cognitive and motor function as well as marked personality changes.
  • Case involving a serious spinal injury caused by an accident at work which required fusion surgery following which the Claimant developed a chronic pain condition.
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Appointments & Memberships

Personal Injury Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Education & Qualifications

City of London University, Inns of Court School of Law, BVC
University of Bristol, LLB (Hons) Law
St Olave’s Grammar School, Orpington


A solid, reliable and dependable barrister. Technically adept, well researched and thorough in his approach. Plain speaking and pragmatic in his advice… a pleasure to instruct and provides a quality of work and expertise that you can have every confidence in.

Personal Interests

Having been a keen rugby player in his younger days John’s sporting interests now principally involve attempting to travel long distances very slowly by means of swimming, cycling and running. Having completed the Zurich 70.3 Half Ironman in 2018 he is currently targeting a full Ironman in 2019.