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Kam Jaspal

Kam Jaspal

Call 2005


"Knowledgeable, tenacious and very reliable. He is personable and approachable."

Chambers & Partners

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Kam is a specialist practitioner in industrial disease cases and has been routinely recognised as a leading junior in this field by published guides to the legal profession.

Kam specialises principally in disease, all aspects of personal injury (including catastrophic injury) clinical negligence and insurance work.

He has been recognised as a leading junior by the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for a number of consecutive years.

He regularly appears in the County and High Courts and has also appeared in the Court of Appeal.

Interests away from the Bar include rugby, football, squash, skiing and snooker.

Areas of Expertise
  • Disease

    Kam is a specialist practitioner in industrial disease cases and has been routinely recognised as a leading junior in this field by published guides to the legal profession.

    He is familiar with all categories and types of industrial disease related work, including but not limited to asbestos related injury and occupational cancers, acoustic injury, hand-arm vibration syndrome, dermatitis, respiratory disease, work related upper limb disorders and stress related injury.

    Kam has conducted disease trials at Courts throughout England and Wales.  In addition, he regularly undertakes CMC and Show Cause hearings before the Masters.

    Since his appointment to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Counsel to the Crown in 2010, he has acted extensively for the steel, rail, coal mining and ship-building industries.  He also regularly acts for the MoD.

    Kam has been involved in the following recently reported disease cases;

    Heynike v 00222648 Ltd (Formerly Birlec Ltd) & Ors [2018] EWHC 303 (QB)

    Goldscheider v Royal Opera House & Ors [2019] EWHC Civ 711

    Balls v Reeve & Thurlow [2021] EWHC 751 (QB)

    BAE Systems Ltd v Alfa Laval Ltd [2022] EWHC 2686 (KB).

  • Personal Injury

    Kam acts for both claimants and defendants in all aspects of higher value personal injury work, including employers’, occupiers’ and public liability claims, claims by pupils against LEA’s, vicarious liability cases, claims arising from sports, defective premises, construction site accidents and all manner of fatal accident claims.

    He has undertaken numerous JSMs and mediations and his experience of high value work includes brain injuries, spinal injuries (including paralysis) and amputees.

    Kam is often instructed by insurers and a range of government bodies in claims of up to and exceeding £1 million.

    Kam also has experience of group litigation.

  • Clinical Negligence

    Kam has acted for both claimants and defendants in claims involving trust and private hospitals, consultants, nurses, dentists and general practitioners.  Recent claims include claims arising from alleged delay in diagnosis, misdiagnosis or negligent care and treatment, involving complex issues of breach and causation.

  • Insurance

    Kam has a keen interest in insurance contracts and is regularly instructed to advise and represent insurers and policy holders in coverage disputes.

    His experience covers the entire range of insurance and reinsurance disputes including product liability, professional liability, property damage, construction, EL/PL and fraud.

  • Inquests

    Kam has considerable inquest experience and has acted for families and other properly interested persons including the MoJ, MoD, NHS, MDU and various PCTs.

    Kam is regularly instructed by the Government Legal Department in lengthy jury inquests and has experience of deaths caused by suicide (including deaths in custody) industrial disease, misadventure, natural causes, road traffic collisions and unlawful killing.

  • Sports

    Kam is a keen sportsman and played rugby at a high level for many years.  He is increasingly instructed in injury claims arising from professional and amateur sports.  He is familiar with regulatory and compliance aspects and has a particular interest in sports concussion injuries.

  • Appointments

    • Attorney General’s Panel Counsel
    • Direct Access

  • Professional Memberships

    • Personal Injuries Bar Association

  • Qualifications

    • LLB (Hons), University of Liverpool
    • LLM, University College, London

  • Notable Cases

    Welcome Financial Services Ltd v Nine Regions Ltd [2010] 2 Lloyd’s Rep 426

    Heynike v 00222648 Ltd (Formerly Birlec Ltd) & Ors [2018] EWHC 303 (QB)

    Goldscheider v Royal Opera House & Ors [2019] EWHC Civ 711

    Balls v Reeve & Thurlow [2021] EWHC 751 (QB)

    BAE Systems Ltd v Alfa Laval Ltd [2022] EWHC 2686 (KB)


20 Apr 2023

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23 Nov 2022

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18 Nov 2022

On 25 October 2022, the High Court handed down judgment in the case of BAE Systems Marine Ltd v Alfa Laval...

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26 Feb 2021

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06 Nov 2020

Last month nothing happened and that matters. The International Conference on Concussion in Sport (organised by the Concussion in Sport...

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03 Jun 2020

In this article, Kam Jaspal provides an update on asbestos litigation in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic and summarises...

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  • “Kam has an excellent attention to detail and provides excellent commercial advice.”

    Legal 500 2023 – Personal Injury

  • “Kam gives outstanding counsel and specialist advice in complex injury and disease claims.  He is very thorough and extremely good on paper.”

    Chambers and Partners 2023 – Personal Injury

  • “Kam is a very detailed specialist in industrial disease. Kam’s drafting skills are excellent and he has great attention to detail. He is confident and enthusiastic and engenders real confidence.”

    Legal 500 2022 - Personal injury

  • “Thorough, diligent and highly effective.”

    “Excellent on paper.’”

    Chambers and Partners 2022 - Personal Injury

  • “Tenacious, attentive to detail and excellent on his feet.”

    Legal 500 2021 - Personal Injury

  • “Kam is a very approachable barrister who is always able to spare time to discuss the intricacies of a case with his clients. He provides robust and detailed written advice, and is an excellent cross-examiner.”

    Chambers and Partners 2021 - Personal Injury

  • “Good on his feet.”

    Legal 500 2020 - Personal Injury

  • “He’s a good advocate and very knowledgeable about disease claims.  He’s very responsive and has great attention to detail.”

    Chambers and Partners 2020 - Personal Injury

  • “An excellent trial advocate.”

    Legal 500 2019 - Personal Injury

  • “Specialises in disease work frequently advising on hand-arm vibration syndrome, noise-induced hearing loss and mesothelioma.  Knowledgeable, tenacious and very reliable.  He drafts excellent statements and he is personable and approachable.”

    Chambers and Partners 2019 - Personal Injury

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