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Mark Hambleton


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Mark is a member of the firm’s dedicated personal injury team and he handles a wide variety of claims related to all types of injury due to accidents.

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 handles a wide variety of personal injury claim types, but has particular expertise in:

  • all aspects of sports related injuries
  • claims relating to motorcycle accidents
  • acting for cyclists involved in accidents
  • injuries received due to defective products
  • claims due to stress at work
  • personal injury involving animals
  • injury claims due to violent crime.

Mark also receives instructions to act in professional negligence cases and is happy to take over the conduct of personal injury claims from other firms.

Mark’s career with Royds Withy King started in 2006 as a trainee and he qualified in 2008 when he joined the personal injury team. He is recognised by Chambers & Partners as an “Associate to watch”, and sources in the directory describe him as “always very impressive” and note he’s “very good with clients“. He is also praised for being “client-focused” and “punctilious in case preparation” by The Legal 500 UK.

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

Cycling and the law: how will your rights be affected by driverless cars? (RoadCC)
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

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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

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Opinion [4]
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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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News [4]

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 [2]

KS v AT: Cycling Accident in New Forest

17 September 2015

The Claimant, a manager at Heathrow Airport at the time of the accident, received £65,000 for the injuries sustained in a cycling accident in the New Forest.

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JR v KM: Road traffic accident

The Claimant, a 22 year old semi-professional duathelete at the time of the accident, received £77,500 for the injuries sustained in a road traffic accident in Somerset.

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Videos [1]
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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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