Ciaran McCabe


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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.

Other high value settlements include:

  • £6 million for a tetraplegic client;
  • £5.5 million for a severely brain injured client in a road traffic accident;
  • £4 million for a severely brain injured cyclist;
  • £2.5 million for a paraplegic client.


  • The Law Society
  • APIL – Association of Personal Injury Lawyers


University of Leicester – BA (Hons) Law and Economics – Qualified 1998

Previous workplaces

DMH Stallard and Moore Blatch – Partner

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 UK 

I would very much recommend Ciaran McCabe as a leader in his field in catastrophic injury claims. He puts his clients first and always aims to secure the best possible results for them.”
Chambers UK

Ciaran McCabe is ‘a tough negotiator who gets results’.
Legal 500

‘Excellent with clients’.
Legal 500

‘High-value brain and spinal injury claims specialist.
Legal 500

‘The tenacious, resilient and determined Ciaran McCabe is recommended’.
Legal 500

‘Brain and spinal injury specialist.’
Legal 500

“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 Mary’s NHS Major Trauma Centre, London


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