Clinical Negligence


Chambers clinical negligence barristers have considerable expertise in the field. Members are frequently instructed in cases of the utmost severity and value, for both claimants and defendants. We have considerable experience of acting both for and against the NHS Litigation Authority. We act for a range of clients over a varied spectrum of areas and our expertise in other core practice teams benefits our practice in clinical negligence work greatly.

Our barristers are as comfortable appearing in the High Court as they are in County Courts across the country. This breadth of expertise is reflected our substantial team size.

Our barristers have particular experience in claims arising from:

  • Failure to make a timely diagnosis
  • Failure to make a correct diagnosis
  • Incompetently performed surgery
  • Failure to obtain proper / informed consent
  • Unnecessary treatment
  • Equipment failures

Our members have been involved in cases involving dentists, general practitioners, health visitors, hospital trusts, midwives, nurses, opticians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, and surgeons. We have recently acted in colorectal, cosmetic, obstetric, oncology, and orthopaedic cases to name but a few.

Familiarity with and experience in clinical negligence and personal injury has given members of chambers a considerable advantage in their conduct of hearings before the disciplinary bodies of the General Medical Council, the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Our recently refurbished facilities in chambers allow us to facilitate conferences (by telephone, in person or both), joint settlement meetings and mediations. A number of members of the clinical negligence team are also members of our mediation and arbitration team.