Hazel Chambers is a commercial litigator working in Mishcon Private. She acts for both Claimant and Defendant in a variety of commercial disputes, specialising in personal injury, and in particular claims arising due to stress at work, bullying and harassment. She also undertakes inquest work, typically acting for bereaved families, guiding them through the investigative process and ensuring that their legitimate concerns are raised before the Coroner. She is able to advise those same clients as to whether they may have claims in clinical negligence or an alternative cause of action under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976.
Stress at work and bullying
- Acted for Helen Green in her High Court victory over Deutsche Bank in August 2006, when she was awarded £852,211.51 for personal injuries suffered as a result of bullying and harassment at work.
- Acted for an employee of a large City financial institution, securing a settlement of £600,000 for personal injuries suffered as a result of bullying and harassment at work.
Hazel has acted for bereaved families at a number of inquests, advising on issues such as:
- Applying for independent expert evidence
- Dealing with perceived bias on the part of a Coroner
- Dealing with evidence from vulnerable witnesses
- Ensuring, as far as possible, appropriate and sensitive media coverage of the inquest
- Secured damages of £1.1 million for a young woman who was born extremely prematurely and was left blind as a result of her treatment at a leading London hospital.
- Secured damages of £750,000 for the family of a man who died as a result of internal haemorrhaging following a negligent surgical procedure at a London teaching hospital.
Other personal injury work
- Secured damages of £3 million for the Principal of a City Academy who sustained a catastrophic injury during an amateur rugby match.
- Secured damages of £750,000 for a television reporter for ABC News in a claim arising out of a complex head injury.
Articles and Publications
"Harassment Act allows for easier claims", The Lawyer, 11 September 2006.
Awards and Accolades
Assistant Solicitor of the Year, The Lawyer Awards 2007.
Managing Associate, Mishcon de Reya LLP
Associate, Mishcon de Reya
Solicitor, Mishcon de Reya
Trainee, Mishcon de Reya