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Dr Rajesh Munglani
Dr Munglani has a strong research interest in the neurobiology of chronic pain states and chronic spinal regional pain syndromes. He founded the Cambridge Annual Medico-Legal Conference in 2011. He has considerable medico-legal experience and has given evidence in court including the High Court on many occasions.
Mr Stuart McKechnie QC
Stuart was sworn in as Queen's Counsel by the Lord Chancellor on 26 February 2018. Stuart is a leading personal injury and clinical negligence practitioner who specialises in representing those who have been catastrophically injured. Band 1 Leading Junior in Personal Injury in the 2017 editions of Chambers & Partners and Legal 500. Described in the 2017 edition of Legal 500 as “Without doubt the leading personal injury junior”. Editorial Board Member of the Judicial College Guidelines for The Assessment of General Damages. Co-author of the APIL Guide to Catastrophic Injury Claims and contributing editor to Kemp: Practice & Procedure. Instructed by many of the leading personal injury and clinical negligence firms across the UK. Involved in cases collectively worth over £100 million in 2016 including JDF v. Hampshire County Council, which is thought to be the highest personal injury award ever made / approved by a court in the UK at £28 million capitalised
Mr Julian Benson
Julian works exclusively on complex and/or high value claimant and defendant work, typically involving brain injuries, catastrophic limb injuries (and amputations), chronic pain syndromes and disorders, and psychiatric injuries frequently against leading counsel.
In recent years Julian has addressed the Royal Society of Medcine (pain division) and the biannual conference of the British Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society ("BOFAS")
He is prominent in the commendations in the independent directories, and by solicitors and clients alike. For example, Chambers UK describes him in its most recent editions as:
"Well known for the breadth and depth of his expertise in complex and high-value matters, including extremely severe high-value catastrophic injuries, complex pain and fatal claims. He draws particular praise for his sensitivity and understanding when dealing with clients..."
"a barrister who gives you confidence as you know he is prepared to take on complex issues...an excellent advocate"
"a "superbly tactical brain...he is not afraid to go where others fear to tread and clients love his have-a-go approach"
...and he "impresses with his "ability to come up with a novel angle or an extra argument.""
Julian is a co-organiser, speaker and Chair of the annual Peterhouse Medico-Legal Conference in Cambridge and for 14 years was organiser of the highly regarded Guildhall Chambers Personal Injury seminars.
Dr Michael Spencer
Dr Spencer is Honorary Consultant Psychiatrist in the Department of Pain Medicine at West Suffolk Hospital. His pain clinic caseload comprises patients with pain conditions and significant psychological and psychiatric presentations. He is a Council Member of the Section of Pain Medicine at the Royal Society of Medicine.