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7HS welcomes new Door Tenants
We are delighted to announce that Paul Russell QC and Joel Donovan QC have accepted our invitations to join chambers as door tenants.
About Paul Russell QC
Paul has a strong reputation in the specialist fields of personal injury and clinical negligence, being regularly instructed in high value claims for both Claimants and Defendants. He is particularly experienced in dealing with both the bringing and defending of claims involving catastrophic injury, motor related insurance and MIB issues, industrial disease, RSI, stress at work and employers' liability generally.
Paul is noted to be a Leading Personal Injury silk in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. The 2013 edition of Chambers & Partners praised him for his “astute understanding of figures” and “client care ethos”. The 2012 edition described him as "genial and diligent”, noting how quickly he gets to grips with the medical jargon and significance of a case, and how "he conjures up creative ways of navigating through complex cases”.
He has previously been quoted by interviewees as “using his amiable personality to his advantage when negotiating a busy caseload”; “his charm acts as a powerful persuasive influence in catastrophic injury, industrial disease and stress cases”.
About Joel Donovan QC
Joel is a clinical negligence and personal injury specialist. He focuses on high-value High Court cases, typically involving brain damage or serious spinal injury. He has very substantial experience in successful claims resolution, whether through negotiation, mediation, trial or appeal.
In the 2012-13 edition of Chambers and Partners, he is rated for both clinical negligence and personal injury. "Highly regarded for his expertise in severe brain, spinal cord and psychiatric injuries", he is also praised for his "thorough advice and a realistic view on difficult issues", "outstanding analytical skills," and "incredible memory." "As one solicitor noted, 'if you ring him about a case a year after it's finished he knows exactly what you are talking about." Joel is an experienced teacher of advocacy and is accredited as a lead trainer by Lincoln's Inn. He designs and organises the Personal Injury Bar Association's specialist advocacy course.