Clinical Negligence


Farrar’s Building is a leading clinical negligence set, specialising in the most complex and high value claims.  Members are regularly instructed on behalf of both claimants and defendants (including NHS Resolution, medical defence organisations, private hospitals and independent clinicians). Our barristers have a breadth of experience across the whole spectrum of medical disputes.

Members have been involved in claims giving rise to issues of wider public importance, such as Swift v Carpenter and disputes regarding vaccine safety.

Our barristers have particular experience in claims arising from:

  • Catastrophic birth injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Spinal injuries arising from surgery
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Missed cancer diagnoses
  • Lack of informed consent
  • Compartment syndrome
  • DVT and pulmonary embolism
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Dental treatment
  • Pressure sores
  • Nervous shock
  • Mental illness

Members of Farrar’s Building are frequently instructed on multi-million-pound claims and are adept at securing favourable settlements or achieving successful trial outcomes.  Our barristers regularly run cases to trial and have a wealth of experience in presenting clinical negligence claims before the senior courts.  Our members have been involved in cases involving dentists, general practitioners, health visitors, hospital trusts, midwives, nurses, opticians, pharmacists, physiotherapists, and surgeons.

Members of chambers also conduct hearings before 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), round table meetings and mediations. A number of members of the clinical negligence team are also members of our mediation and arbitration team.

Seminars & Webinars

Our clinical negligence practice group has a thriving webinar and training programme. We are able to host seminars both virtually and in person. Please contact the Clerking Team for further information.

View a short introduction to our Clinical Negligence Team below.