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Mark Hambleton

Mark Hambleton

Senior Associate

T: 01225 730 214 (DDI)
T: 01225 730 100

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“.

Mark’s blogs

Read all of Mark’s blogs here

Press contributions

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 [25]
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The 5 most common dangers to cyclists on the road

7 August 2017

I am on my bike every day; commuting to work, visiting friends or riding in sportives. I have seen my fair share of close calls with dangerous drivers and pot-holed, congested roads.

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Cars overtaking too close to cyclists – why I’m pleased it’s finally making the news

3 August 2017

It probably won’t have escaped your attention recently that the press is focusing on driving standards and the gap that should be left by motorists overtaking cyclists. It’s great news that this issue is now in the public eye. Ultimately, I hope drivers will leave more space for cyclists as a result of this publicity.

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Cycling on the road – why the ‘them and us’ attitude needs to stop

21 July 2017

What is your attitude to cycling? I’m a strong advocate of it, but I appreciate how views differ and I know people often take a ‘them and us’ attitude on the road. However, I believe that this attitude is completely unnecessary, and even potentially dangerous.

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3 ways solicitors help you gather evidence in a motorcycle accident claim

23 June 2017

Unless you have been involved in a motorcycle accident, you probably haven’t thought about the evidence that supports a compensation claim. So, today, I thought I’d summarise the key evidence to highlight how thoroughly we handle these types of cases in order to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.

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News [5]

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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