Chris Whiteley

Managing Partner, Personal Injury

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I have been the Managing Partner of Trethowans since April 2015. As the firm has grown so much over the last few years, I now spend much of my time dealing with the management side. This growth was recognised in a report in the Lawyer Magazine in October 2017, which confirmed that Trethowans was “the fastest growing independent firm in the UK” for firms with a turnover of up to £24m.

Trethowans has a set strategy and vision – with the specific aim of continuing to grow and become a £20m turnover firm whilst maintaining a strong financial position and protecting its culture.

In addition to my role as Managing Partner, I still undertake work specialising in catastrophic head and spinal injury cases, as well as birth related injuries of maximum severity. I have been accredited by the Law Society as a member of their specialist personal injury and clinical negligence panels.

I have also been appointed by the Court of Protection to act as a professional deputy to manage the property and financial affairs of vulnerable adults, and also sit as a Deputy District Judge in London.

Chris has been ranked in Chambers (2018) as an eminent practitioner – and is noted for his long standing experience in high value clinical negligence claims, particularly in the area of birth injury. Market commentators find Chris to be “very good with clients and supportive,” adding that “they have a lot of trust and faith in him, and he sticks by them and does a good job.” Legal 500 (2017) state that he is “hugely experienced, very sensible and highly supportive of clients.”

Areas of Expertise

Catastrophic Head Injuries
Spinal Injuries
Birth Injuries
Court of Protection

Areas of Expertise

Catastrophic Head Injuries
Spinal Injuries
Birth Injuries
Court of Protection