John Brown

John Brown

  • Called in 2005

Clinical Negligence

John has experience of dealing with clinical negligence claims, often involving complex issues of liability, causation and quantum.

Examples of his current or recent work include:

  • Delayed treatment for complex fracture to the elbow requiring radial head replacement leading to the development of ulnar neuritis and increased risk of arthroplasty.
  • Delayed diagnosis of a child’s allergy to chemical components in his prothesis leading to the development or dermatological symptoms and significant restriction in prosthesis use.
  • Failure by an optometrist to urgently refer to hospital in circumstances where there was an unexplained significant reduction in vision over a 6 month period resulting in reduced prognosis following corrective surgery.
  • Dental negligence claims including failure to diagnose, monitor and treat periodontal disease and negligent provision of implants.
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Appointments & Memberships

Personal Injury Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Education & Qualifications

City of London University, Inns of Court School of Law, BVC
University of Bristol, LLB (Hons) Law
St Olave’s Grammar School, Orpington


A solid, reliable and dependable barrister. Technically adept, well researched and thorough in his approach. Plain speaking and pragmatic in his advice… a pleasure to instruct and provides a quality of work and expertise that you can have every confidence in.

Personal Interests

Having been a keen rugby player in his younger days John’s sporting interests now principally involve attempting to travel long distances very slowly by means of swimming, cycling and running. Having completed the Zurich 70.3 Half Ironman in 2018 he is currently targeting a full Ironman in 2019.