Frank Burton QC

Frank Burton QC has been named by the Best Lawyers® 2015 Personal Injury Law “Lawyer of the Year” in London.

Recognised in both the Legal 500 and the Chambers Directory as a “leading silk” in personal injury and in the Legal 500 as a ‘leading silk’ in medical negligence, Frank has an established practice in the areas of personal injury, professional and clinical negligence.

Frank Burton QC has been named in Chambers & Partners top 100 QCs list a new listing of the 100 best business lawyers in selected jurisdiction, ranked according to their legal capability and the service they provide to their client and is one of just two PI silks named in this prestigious group.

Listed as a Star Individual in Chambers & Partners 2012, Frank is described as “colossal” and is admired for his “excellent legal mind, immense patience and empathy with clients, and incredible sway with the judiciary.” Along with this, his advice is acclaimed as “clear, concise, understandable and above all pragmatic and realistic.”

In Chambers and Partners 2011, Frank is prized by both defendants and claimants for his “incredible intellectual acumen,” he is noted for the “genuine compassion he exhibits towards people who have suffered serious injuries.” Solicitors concur that he is a true market leader on asbestos-related cases, an area where he regularly represents claimants and demonstrates “a mild-mannered ruthlessness in court.”

Frank is also described as “head and shoulders above the rest,” and “is everything you could possibly want in a QC.” One of the undisputed leaders in the field, he is endorsed as “a polished performer with a formidable intellect.” He has acted in some of the most high-profile litigation in the field such as the pleural plaques test cases, Grieves v F T Everard and Son and Rothwell v Chemical & Insulating Co. Frank has been commended for having ”a rare combination of a brilliant academic mind, excellent preparation skills and a compelling manner with clients”

Frank was named ‘Personal Injury Silk of the Year’ 2005, 2006 and 2008 at the Chambers Bar Awards. Frank was awarded Star Individual status in personal injury in Chambers 2009, the first and currently only barrister to achieve this rating. He was also described a leading Silk in industrial disease and clinical negligence.