We are delighted to welcome back to Chambers Darryl Allen QC. After completing his pupillage and obtaining tenancy at Farrar’s Building, Darryl moved to Manchester where he has built a highly successful personal injury and clinical negligence practice.
He acts on behalf of claimants and defendants in catastrophic injury and high value fatal accident claims. He has substantial experience of analysing difficult issues relating to local authority care and accommodation, large care claims and high value complex loss of earnings claims. He has a particular interest in accommodation claims and is currently representing the intervener in the Swift v Carpenter accommodation appeal in the Court of Appeal.
He represents patients and their families in clinical negligence claims. His caseload covers a wide spectrum of medical incidents, including delayed diagnosis of cancer, delayed diagnosis of infant brain tumour, surgical errors, birth injury, failures in spinal anaesthetic technique leading to spinal cord injury, management of congenital heart conditions including infants, community and hospital management of diabetes and diabetic complications, failures in psychiatric care (community and inpatient) leading to suicide/attempted suicide.
He was appointed a Deputy High Court Judge in 2017 and sits in the Queen’s Bench Division and the Administrative Court.
He is the current Chair of the Personal Injuries Bar Association.
“He is so engaging on his feet and his preparation of the evidence is so meticulous that it really is a bonus to have him in your corner.”
Chambers and Partners (2020)
Darryl continues to practice at Byrom Street Chambers, Manchester.