AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Toby is ranked as a leading junior by both Chambers UK and the Legal 500. He is instructed on behalf of Claimants and Defendants in equal measure, in high value personal injury litigation, which generally arises out of accidents on the road, at work and in public places. Increasingly, the majority of his work involves individuals who have sustained traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries.
Year of Call: 2007
Toby has a nationwide serious injury practice, which often leads to him being instructed to represent interested parties at inquests, in order to provide early strategic advice and assess the merits of any potential claims.
Having practised in criminal law during his first few years at the Bar, Toby is an experienced jury advocate.
In 2018, Toby was appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown, which has resulted in him being instructed to represent interested
Examples of recent instructions include:
Toby has a nationwide serious injury practice. In addition to representing seriously injured Claimants, he represents a number of major insurers, NHS Trusts, local authorities and the government, having been appointed Junior Counsel to the Crown in 2018.
Toby only accepts instructions in claims allocated to the multi-track and is increasingly instructed in claims pleaded to in excess of £1 million, both as a junior alone and with the benefit of Leading Counsel.
Representing a Claimant who sustained a traumatic brain injury, significant reduction of sight and the loss of their hearing, smell and taste following a head injury sustained in a road traffic accident, led by Michael Rawlinson QC
Representing a Claimant who sustained a serious spinal cord injury having fallen from height at work, led by Gerard McDermott QC
Representing a Claimant who sustained a serious head injury as a result of alleged medical negligence and non-compliance with guidance from the relevant regulatory body in relation to the treatment of concussion, led by Gerard McDermott QC
Representing a Claimant who underwent a bilateral above-knee amputation following their involvement in a road traffic accident, led by Gerard McDermott QC
Representing a Claimant who sustained a traumatic brain injury having been knocked off his bicycle
Representing a Claimant who sustained serious lower limb injuries when the motor vehicle he was travelling in left the road and struck a tree
Representing the Defendant to a claim involving a traumatic brain injury sustained by a pillion passenger on a motorcycle, led by Dr Nicholas Braslavsky QC
Representing a Defendant acting against Leading Counsel in a claim involving serious lower limb crush injuries sustained in a road traffic accident
Representing a Defendant acting against Leading Counsel in a claim involving life-changing post-traumatic stress disorder following an accident at work
Representing a Defendant in a high-value fatal accident claim with issues in relation to insurance indemnity
Personal Injury Bar Association
North Eastern Circuit
Junior Counsel to the Crown (2018-2023)
Secretary to the Henry Scott Fund
Golf Junior, North Eastern Circuit
Degree: University of Leeds, LLB (Hons)
BVC: BPP Leeds, Outstanding
Year of Call: 2007 (Lincoln’s Inn)
Awards: Buchanan Prize and Wolfson Scholarship
Chambers UK 2021
"A very experienced junior who is thorough in his preparation. He has a good tactical brain and a calming manner with clients." "He is pragmatic and to the point."
Legal 500 2021
"Clarity of advice, manner with all types of clients, witnesses and experts. Common sense and commerciality of approach to litigation."
Legal 500 2020
"Adds value to any instruction due to his in-depth knowledge and extensive preparation."
Chambers UK 2020
"A safe pair of hands."
Chambers UK 2019
“Recognised as a rising star in the personal injury field”
“He has very good attention to detail”
“A very reasonable and sensible advocate”
Legal 500 2019
“Highly experienced in cases involving life-changing injuries”
Chambers UK 2018
Legal 500 2018
“Known for acting in claims involving life-changing injuries”
Legal 500 2017
“He has an excellent ability to analyse the details, set a strategy, communicate to the client and present in court”
Legal 500 2016
“Never fails to impress insurer and lay clients alike; definitely one to watch”
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Kings Chambers is delighted to announce Toby Coupe has joined the Personal Injury Team from Park Square Barristers
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