Ciaran McCabe

Partner

Ciaran specialises in assisting those who have suffered life changing injuries to the brain (adults and children) and spinal cord. He has also acted for those who have suffered amputation, severe orthopaedic and brachial plexus injuries.

Ciaran often initially sees clients at major trauma centres, hospitals or rehabilitation units throughout the country and also sees clients at their homes or if it is more convenient, he can arrange an appropriate venue close to their home. Ciaran is able to see clients at Hugh James offices in London and Cardiff.

Ciaran currently sits on the editorial board of the B21 magazine – for those with brain and spinal cord injury.

Ciaran is a Spinal Injuries Association and Headway accredited solicitor.

Notable high value and complex cases in recent times include:

  • Griffiths v Secretary of State for Health [2015] EWHC 1264 (QB) – Spinal Cord Injury.
  • Hughes v Eastwell Manor [2015] (QB) – Stroke following a beauty therapy treatment.
  • Runacres v Mills (QB) – Severe Brain Injury to a City Broker following a road traffic accident.

Ciaran is acknowledged by the legal directory Chambers as a leading national lawyer in catastrophic injury claims - according to impressed sources, who highlight him as "effective and sensible with a fine grasp of the realities of litigation. He puts his clients first, and always aims to secure the best results for them".

He deals with multi-million pound litigation. He has excellent connections with rehabilitation units throughout the UK and is an advocate of early rehabilitation, funded by insurers to benefit his clients.

Work History

Ciaran joined Hugh James as a partner in 2017. He qualified in 1998, giving him 20 years post qualification experience.

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We simply can’t thank you enough from our first meeting to our success at trial, both you and your team were always available to answer all our questions and provide us with the highest quality advice.

Client

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Ciaran McCabe has strong expertise in assisting both children and adults with severe injury claims. He often handles cases arising from RTAs and workplace accidents, especially concerning brain and spinal cord injuries. Sources indicate that “he goes the extra mile to make sure clients are satisfied with the outcome of any settlement, and is very conscientious in terms of the overall result.

Chambers and Partners UK

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I was delighted with the service which you provided me with, I would not hesitate to recommend you to others. You explained the most complex issues in a straightforward manner and negotiated an outstanding settlement for us.

Client

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Ciaran McCabe “puts his clients first, and always aims to secure the best results for them,” according to impressed sources, who also highlight him as “effective and sensible with a fine grasp of the realities of litigation.” His practice encompasses an array of claims involving serious and catastrophic injuries.

Chambers and Partners UK

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Ciaran McCabe is an excellent solicitor in the field of spinal and head injury claims. I have no hesitation in recommending Ciaran.

A Consultant at St Marys NHS Major Trauma Centre, London

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Catastrophic injury claims specialist Ciaran McCabe is ‘a tough negotiator who gets results’.

The Legal 500

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Ciaran McCabe is “Excellent with clients”.

The Legal 500

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Ciaran McCabe is a ” High-value brain and spinal injury claims specialist”

The Legal 500

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Ciaran McCabe “puts his clients first, and always aims to secure the best results for them,” according to impressed sources, who also highlight him as “effective and sensible with a fine grasp of the realities of litigation.” His practice encompasses an array of claims involving serious and catastrophic injuries.

Chambers and Partners UK