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Mark Hambleton


T: 01225 730 214 (DDI)
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Mark is a Partner in our dedicated personal injury team. He has a broad practice area, acting for Claimants who have been seriously injured.

To be able to be warm, understanding and supportive at the same time as being cool, objective and incisive is a rare special blend.
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About Mark

Mark’s particular specialisms include:

  • representing cyclists injured in road traffic collisions or as a result of defective products
  • claims under The Animals Act 1971 and injuries caused by animals generally
  • representing motorcyclists injured in road traffic collisions
  • pain disorders and taking over the conduct of cases from other firms of solicitors
  • acting for the most vulnerable clients, those individuals who don’t have capacity to litigate in their own right.

Having qualified in 2008 on completion of his training contract at Royds Withy King, Mark has been lauded in Chambers & Partners as being “calmness personified… he’s relatable and clients love him”.

Mark is known for his cycling thought leadership articles for Road cc and his activities on Twitter which have led to various media pieces.

Mark’s blogs and articles

Read all of Mark’s blogs here

Mark also featured in the first edition of our Ahead of the Curve magazine writing about the argument for compulsory cycling helmets. Take a look below:

Mark has also featured in our Ahead of the Curve podcast, speaking on the subject of compulsory cycling helmets:

Press contributions

Repeat blog feature on
UK cycling – how bike safety can be improved (Bike Radar)
Legal Q&A: What are my rights if a pothole makes me crash? (Bike Radar)
Personal injury firms face rising claims

Membership :

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
Professional Negligence Lawyers’s Association


No matter what the severity of an injury, it’s bound to be a traumatic time. Family life and careers are often disrupted, so it’s gratifying to help clients succeed in their claims as it’s often the first step in regaining some degree of normality in their lives. I deal with all sorts of personal injuries, but as I’m a keen sportsman I’ve increasingly specialised in sports related injuries. Cycling is a passion for me, so I’ve built up a lot of experience in dealing with cycle and motorcycle injury claims, which few people do

Mark Hambleton

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Good news for cyclists – “vulnerable” road users will be exempt from changes to the law governing personal injury claims

23 October 2018

Mark Hambleton gives you an update on the exemptions relating to the impending Civil Liability Bill. It’s better news for cyclists than when the Bill was first announced.

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What is ‘contributory negligence’? Why cyclists (and motorists) should know the law in the event of an accident

22 August 2018

You won’t have to read too many cycling case law reports before you come across the term ‘contributory negligence’. If you have been involved in a cycling accident, you may already be familiar with your legal team talking to you about ‘contrib’ – the shorthand for contributory negligence.

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How the law applies to cycling events – what cyclists need to know

17 August 2018

It’s sportive season and each year there are more and more events to choose from, with organisers stretching the boundaries by devising longer / more challenging routes and broadening their offering to appeal to a wider audience.

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This new ‘dangerous cycling’ law is distracting government from the real priority: making our roads safer

13 August 2018

Mark Hambleton, partner and cycling advocate from our Personal Injury team, argues that plans for new laws on cycling aren’t tackling the real dangers on our roads.

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Cyclists without helmets risk losing compensation

4 November 2013

Cyclists who don’t wear helmets may lose up to one-quarter of their compensation if they are injured in an accident, warns Mark Hambleton of Withy King’s Personal Injury team. Although it is not compulsory to wear a cycle helmet, a …

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Solicitors gear up for cycling challenge in aid of Bath Rugby Foundation

11 March 2013

Two Bath solicitors will be teaming up with some of the city’s best known rugby players to cycle 963 miles in nine days to help improve the prospects for disadvantaged young people. Commercial property partner Paul Daniels and cycling law …

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Personal Injury firms face rising claims?

21 September 2012

Withy King’s Personal Injury team’s experience of taking on and settling previously under-valued claims for value bucks the trend reported in the Law Society Gazette last week. A rising number of personal injury firms are facing professional negligence claims for …

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Potential injustice to injury victims – Mark Hambleton discusses

13 July 2012

The next couple of weeks will see the House of Lords debating proposals put forward by the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) to amend the CICS (Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme). CICS is administered by the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, which is …

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Case Studies [4]

Compensation for cyclist kicked from his bike by a horse and left with severely injured leg

24 October 2019

£65,000 settlement secured under Animals Act and negligence for accident on trail.

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£30,000 for client trampled by cows

Five-figure sum secured for significant injuries and psychological harm as a result of the accident.

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Compensation secured for severe horse kick which caused ongoing pain

Six-figure settlement secured for kick which caused significant injuries.

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£15,000 in compensation for man injured whilst pony trekking on holiday

Five-figure compensation secured following accident which caused significant injury.

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Compensation secured for client whose spine was fractured by cows

28 August 2019

Sarah was out walking with her dog, her husband and her brother when she found herself in a field of cows.

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Royds Withy King Insights: Cycling Accident Claims

3 February 2015

In our latest Royds Withy King Insights video, personal injury solicitor and keen cyclist, Mark Hambleton, discusses how you can gain compensation for an accident on your bike as a result of a careless driver, a pothole, or a bike …

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