Partner, Shoosmiths (based at Thames Valley office, but National Head, CoP)

Gavin Edmondson

Principal, Gavin Edmondson Solicitors, Cheshire

Theo's technical knowledge and forensic expertise shine through in every aspect of his work.  


However, it is Theo's ability to engage with the judiciary with enigmatic charm and persuasion which sets him apart from his peers.  


His personable and common sense attitude makes him a pleasure to work with for professional and lay clients alike.

Emma White

CILEX, Stamp Jackson & Procter, Hull

I have known and regularly worked with Theo over the last decade, primarily representing Claimants in a range of Industrial Disease claims. 

 

Theo is an exemplary barrister and a very talented advocate. He has the ability to combine an extremely empathetic, kind and caring approach towards clients, alongside being a strong and formidable opponent and a tough negotiator. He has a keen eye for detail and his drive to achieve the very best outcome for all clients never falters. I have always held complete trust in Theo, he is entirely reliable and always willing to go above and beyond. 

 

Very recently, due to a series of unfortunate events,  Theo stepped in at the 11th hour to represent a client at a causation trial.  In the 24 hours before trial he read and prepared a trial bundle exceeding 600 pages, largely comprising complex medical literature / peer reviewed publications and expert medical reports, and then effectively cross-examined the medical experts.  Judgment was reserved but then handed down in favour of the Claimant and we ended the case with a very happy client. 

 

Beyond achieving the best for our clients, Theo genuinely cares about all those with whom he works.  From my very first Instructions to the present day Theo has been a fantastic mentor throughout my career. He deserves the very highest recommendation. 

 

Tristan Hallam

Partner, Penningtons Manches Cooper, Lead Partner Grenfell Tower Litigation

Theo is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced personal injury silks in London and the UK. He quickly grasps the issues, as one would expect, but is not constrained by what others might see. Like all good lawyers at the very top, he is always looking to push the boundaries. 

 

Theo fits so well into his role as Leader and has such a depth of understanding of ‘how things work’ in the law, it is an absolute pleasure to work with him.  

I am very happy to recommend Theo Huckle KC!

Louise Taylor

Associate, Penningtons Manches Cooper, Lead Solicitor Grenfell Tower Litigation

There are two advocacy styles I most admire:

(1) the phenomenal performance where grand themes are illuminated and small legal nuance becomes seemingly inferior; and

(2) a careful and meticulous set of submissions, where an opponents’ counter arguments are pre-empted and shut down before they are made.

 

Of course, the magnificent THKC achieves both styles, with his technically perfect and straight talking advocacy; Theo makes his point appear simply, and unavoidably, correct.

 

However, do not instruct Theo if you want an easy and safe claim, he pushes boundaries and provokes debate in his team to ensure all perspectives and options are considered, before distilling this into a winning game plan.

 

Theo is unequivocally one of the very best in his field and who I could not recommend more highly.

I am very happy to recommend Theo Huckle KC!

Sue Bowler

Partner, Shoosmiths (based at Thames Valley office, but National Head, CoP)

I have worked with Theo Huckle KC on catastrophic injury matters for injured clients for many years, often worth many millions in damages. His attention to detail is second to none, he is a fierce advocate, and he leaves no stone unturned when fighting for clients.

 

In the matter of Eaglesham -v- MOD he was prepared to be extremely tough with the Defendant over their failures in relation to disclosure of documents, which eventually resulted in a judgment in default in a case of significant value and complexity.

 

Theo really cares about getting the right result for seriously injured clients and he quickly wins the confidence and trust of all lay clients and their families.

 

His approach is very much that of being a true leader of the team of lawyers and experts who are working together to achieve the right result for the client.

 

Theo's forensic and mathematical approach to drafting detailed Schedules of Loss far exceeds the skills of the great majority of his peers.

I am very happy to recommend Theo Huckle KC!

Daniel Bayfield QC

Leading Counsel, South Square Chambers

Commercial, Finance and Insolvency

I was able to see Theo Huckle KC in action in the run up to, and during, the trial of a claim brought by my brother-in-law against the Royal Opera House, including in consultation and in court.  My brother-in-law suffered serious injury to his hearing during rehearsals for Wagner's Ring Cyle which ended his professional career as a viola player.  It was catastrophic, financially and emotionally.

After a long and difficult tussle, the proverbial “David v Goliath”, my brother-in-law succeeded at trial and before the Court of Appeal.  I have no doubt that Theo was critical to that success.  He rolled up his sleeves and was tenacious in his pursuit of justice.

Theo is a no-nonsense adviser and advocate.  In consultation with clients, he is caring but always firm, clear and to the point.  In court, Theo is confident and authoritative, respectful but unbowed. 

 

A real specialist in this type of work, Theo is someone you would do well to have in your corner.

I am very happy to recommend Theo Huckle KC!

Gavin Edmondson

Principal, Gavin Edmondson Solicitors, Cheshire

Theo Huckle KC's technical knowledge and forensic expertise shine through in every aspect of his work.  

 

However, it is Theo's ability to engage with the judiciary with enigmatic charm and persuasion which sets him apart from his peers.  

 

His personable and common sense attitude makes him a pleasure to work with for professional and lay clients alike.

I am very happy to recommend Theo Huckle KC!

Myfanwy Buckeridge

Senior Associate Solicitor & Manager, Barcan+Kirby, Bristol

I have worked with Theo Huckle on high value personal injury claims. He enjoys adding value to complex Schedules of loss using his prowess at Excel to good effect. He is excellent on his feet, focussed, measured and economic. Clients feel comfortable with him and appreciate the sympathy and understanding that accompanies his formidable advocacy. 

I am very happy to recommend Theo Huckle KC!

Emma White

Associate (FILEX), SJP Law, Hull 

I have known and regularly worked with Theo Huckle KC over the last decade, primarily representing Claimants in a range of Industrial Disease claims. 

 

Theo is an exemplary barrister and a very talented advocate. He has the ability to combine an extremely empathetic, kind and caring approach towards clients, alongside being a strong and formidable opponent and a tough negotiator. He has a keen eye for detail and his drive to achieve the very best outcome for all clients never falters. I have always held complete trust in Theo, he is entirely reliable and always willing to go above and beyond. 

 

Very recently, due to a series of unfortunate events,  Theo stepped in at the 11th hour to represent a client at a causation trial.  In the 24 hours before trial he read and prepared a trial bundle exceeding 600 pages, largely comprising complex medical literature / peer reviewed publications and expert medical reports, and then effectively cross-examined the medical experts.  Judgment was reserved but then handed down in favour of the Claimant and we ended the case with a very happy client. 

 

Beyond achieving the best for our clients, Theo genuinely cares about all those with whom he works.  From my very first Instructions to the present day Theo has been a fantastic mentor throughout my career. He deserves the very highest recommendation. 

I am very happy to recommend Theo Huckle KC!

Mary Smith

Associate Legal Director, Novum Law

Theo Huckle KC has that rare combination of a having a fantastic legal mind, coupled with great interpersonal skills.  Theo is both approachable and easy to work with.  Always quick to grasp the nub of the issue, Theo offers sound and sensible advice, firmly rooted in ensuring that the best interests of his client remain at the heart of all he does.  He is measured and steady, yet never shy to roll his sleeves up and fight his corner.   During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have worked closely together, highlighting the plight of non-COVID patients denied access to healthcare, including direct to all four Governments of the UK.

I am very happy to recommend Theo Huckle KC!

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Testimonials

Here are the views of some of the professional colleagues
and clients with and for whom I have worked.

Ashleigh Holt

Partner, Armstrong Foulkes Solicitors, Middlesbrough

Theo Huckle KC was well ensconced in a case which I inherited on my return from maternity leave much to my good fortune and relief. 
 
He dispelled any doubt about a seemingly robust contributory negligence allegation being put forward in a high value claimant medical negligence claim and his interest in quantum meant he was able to improve markedly on our Schedule of Loss.
 
Most significantly, he is a firm but smooth and disarming negotiator and this ensured the Claimant recovered more than anticipated.  Theo Huckle KC is an asset in any case.
 
I am very happy to recommend Theo Huckle KC!