Jacob Levy KC

Call: 1986     |    Silk: 2014

Jacob Levy KC is currently the Head of Chambers at Deka Chambers.

He has spent his entire professional life at Deka Chambers (formerly at 9 Gough Chambers ). He undertook pupillage with John Foy QC and HH John Reddihough. Jacob’s practice consists wholly of personal injury and clinical negligence work.

Whilst Jacob acts mainly for Claimants, he retains a small but purposeful Defence practice.

Jacob has acted for all types of injured Claimants over the years; from catastrophically brain injured and spinal compromised clients to victims of clinical negligence resulting from birth accident, other neurological compromise, orthopaedic, internal and other damage.

Jacob has been instructed by all the major Trade Unions in personal injury litigation over the years and regularly acts for the most devastatingly injured Claimants.

In Silk his work has principally but not exclusively been for those injured through motor accidents most usually with devastating life changing injuries .

In his significant clinical negligence practice Jacob acts for victims of medical accident who trust his sympathetic, empathetic manner, his courtesy and good humour in often trying circumstances. He is known for his hard work, diligence and endless efforts on behalf of his clients to bring about the correct result.

Jacob’s roll call of personal injury cases is too numerous to list. He advises in multi-million pound litigation involving mainly protected parties who have lost capacity due to the severity of their catastrophic injury. Other than brain injury, paraplegic and quadriplegic Claimants Jacob has acted for many lower limb and upper limb amputees securing large sums in settlement of their devastating claims. He also acts for Defendants in a small but purposeful practice. Should you wish to discuss elements of his expertise please do not hesitate to contact Jacob or his Clerks for details.

Jacob’s clinical negligence work involves mainly those who have suffered birth injuries, devastating neurological compromise as well as claims for wrongful birth. All of these clients are protected parties given the severity of their injuries. Jacob is adept at identifying and fighting issues of breach of duty and quantum.

He also deals with many claims for victims of medical accident resulting in amputation and any areas of clinical negligence that produce catastrophic consequences for injured Claimants and their families. He is well regarded for his tenacity and thoroughness combined with his sympathetic manner. Should you wish to discuss elements of his expertise please do not hesitate to contact Jacob or his Clerks for details.


“He is a standout silk, the most industrious of counsel who commands his brief with presence and clarity.”

Chambers & Partners 2024

“His knowledge of the law and tactical approach cannot be matched, one of best claimant counsel in the UK. A clear, prepared, brilliant advocate who you can rely upon to fight your client's corner.”

Legal 500 2024

“Jacob in an exceptional barrister offering dynamo levels of energy, insightful advice and practical help.”

Chambers & Partners 2023

“Jacob is a charming, meticulous and persuasive advocate. His knowledge of the law is simply expert.”

Chambers & Partners 2023

“The most striking benefit of working with Jacob is his commitment to the job and the client service this gives.”

Chambers & Partners 2023

“Jacob really is a human dynamo. It is always clear that he has read and digested every word of his instructions. His cross-examination skills are a tour de force. The very definition of the perfect senior KC.”

Legal 500 2023

“Jacob is a powerhouse in the claimant personal injury world. His tenacity and the effort he puts into cases delivers a first-class service for the catastrophically injured.”

Legal 500 2023

“A fantastic lawyer - he is very approachable and has exquisite attention to detail.”

Chambers UK 2022

“Exceptionally thorough and outstandingly good on his feet. He is in total command of the facts and is absolutely committed to his cases.”

Chambers UK 2022

“Incredibly hardworking, Jacob brings an enormous depth of experience to a case and is widely respected by peers and opponents alike.”

Legal 500 2022

“A persuasive advocate who is extraordinarily hard-working and thorough. He is unflappable and has very sound judgement based on many years' experience.”

Chambers UK 2022

“He is phenomenally industrious and brings so much energy to a case. He has a disarming and reassuring manner but at the same time is a formidable advocate and someone who you would want in your corner. A pleasure to work with.”

Chambers UK 2022

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate.

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate.

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