ALLAN, Mr David QC

Byrom Street Chambers, 12 Byrom Street, Manchester M3 4PP. Tel: 0161 829 2100; Fax: 0161 829 2101; DX: 718156 Manchester 3; E-mail:; URL:
Inn of Court: Gray's
Circuit: Northern Circuit
Born: 5 April 1952, Manchester
Education: Manchester (LLB)
Year of Call: 1974
Year of Silk: 1995
Appointment: Recorder, 1993-
Additional Information: Member of the Assoc of Personal Injury Lawyers
Other Addresses: 42 Bedford Row, Lincoln's Inn, London WC2A 3UP. Tel: 020 7831 0222; Fax: 020 7831 2239; DX: 201 London/Chancery Lane; E-mail:; URL:


Personal Injuries
Employers' Liability and Health and Safety at Work
Professional Negligence
General Commercial & Contract (including Sale of Goods)


  • Bradley v Eagle Star Insurance [1984] AC 957 (personal injuries) - Area of Practice: Personal Injuries
  • Jones v (1) Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change; (2) Coal Products [2012] EWHC 2936 (The operators of a phurnacite plant had breached statutory duties owed to their employees throughout its 50-year period of operation by their failure to eliminate or minimise exposure to carcinogenic fumes and dust. The court examined various approaches to determining causation based on the emerging understanding of the process of carcinogenesis and held that claimants suffering from lung cancer and respiratory diseases had established a sufficiently causative link, but those suffering from bladder cancer and) - Area of Practice: Employers' Liability and Health and Safety at Work

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