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  1. Clinical negligence – Leading sets
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  3. Clinical negligence – 2016 silks
  4. Clinical negligence – 2017 silks
  5. Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

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1 Crown Office Row is β€˜a superb set with true quality running through the whole range of counsel’ and β€˜a number of leading silks and juniors handling clinical negligence work’. The β€˜exceptional’ chambers is experienced in the full range of cases, including claims arising from failure to diagnose, avoidable amputations, catastrophic brain and spinal injury, and the delayed diagnosis of cancer.

For some, Hailsham Chambers is β€˜the best set in London for clinical negligence’ claims with β€˜unrivalled strength in depth in the field’ through β€˜extremely professional and able barristers’. Expertise spans complex, high-value birth injury, brain damage and cerebral palsy claims.

Serjeants’ Inn Chambers is a β€˜pre-eminent clinical negligence set’ and the β€˜the place to go to’ with high-value matters and complex and cutting-edge cases. For example, Angus Moon QC appeared in the test case of Henderson v Dorset Healthcare, and John de Bono QC acts for the six law firms representing over 800 individuals in the Myles Bradbury abuse claims.

7BR has β€˜an excellent range of clinical negligence practitioners’, who are β€˜extremely efficient and cooperative’, and construct β€˜innovative solutions to meet client needs’. With β€˜fantastic strength in depth’, the set has β€˜a formidable reputation’. Members are experienced in a range of clinical negligence matters, with particular expertise in birth-related injury claims including neonatal brain damage and cerebral palsy.

Outer Temple Chambers is β€˜an excellent and very commercial set’ with β€˜impressive strength in depth’ and β€˜vastly experienced counsel’, who β€˜provide specialist and technical support’. Members are both β€˜excellent on their feet’ and β€˜work hard to meet client needs’. The set has recently handled a number of high-value birth-related injury claims as well as high-profile cross-border matters.

1 Chancery Lane is β€˜an excellent set’ with β€˜strength in depth’. The team is β€˜technically strong’, provides β€˜an excellent service’, and includes barristers who are both β€˜approachable and knowledgeable’. Chambers is particularly noted for its β€˜effective juniors, who all have good commercial awareness.’

2TG – 2 Temple Gardens is β€˜a very strong set with an excellent standard of counsel’ and β€˜experts in clinical negligence work’. A particular highlight saw multiple members involved in the closely followed Williams v Bermuda Hospital Board, which raised fundamental causation issues, particularly regarding the material contribution test.

Though often better known for personal injury, 9 Gough Square has β€˜tremendous strength and depth of experience’ in the clinical negligence space. The β€˜impressive’ barristers are β€˜professional and well regarded’ for their β€˜consistent high-quality advice’.

39 Essex Chambers is β€˜a formidable set’ with β€˜excellent barristers whose enthusiasm for their field really shines through’. Recent work saw Susan Rodway QC handling an action concerning failure to diagnose a spinal abscess, which led to the claimant becoming a permanent paraplegic.

42 Bedford Row provides β€˜an excellent level of service’ and β€˜very professional barristers’, who β€˜will do whatever they can to support and assist their solicitors’. Certain members are experienced in claims of the utmost severity such as catastrophic birth injury matters.

Cloisters is β€˜an approachable set with a wide breadth of expertise in clinical negligence’ The β€˜high-calibre barristers’ take β€˜a friendly and pragmatic approach’, and β€˜produce good results’.

Crown Office Chambers is β€˜an excellent set with a good mix of experienced barristers’, who have β€˜in-depth knowledge and a high level of expertise’ as well as a β€˜commercial and client-oriented’ approach.

Devereux has β€˜impressive depth of experience’, and β€˜highly personable, client-focused and commercial’ barristers, who are equally adept at acting for claimants and defendants. Clients have included NHS trusts, health authorities, doctors, consultants, dentists and other healthcare professionals.

Doughty Street Chambers is β€˜well known in the clinical negligence field’ with β€˜very knowledgeable’ and β€˜committed’ barristers. The set is well placed to handle work in this space, thanks in part to overlapping expertise in areas such as product liability and inquests.

Old Square Chambers has β€˜an excellent reputation and many skilled members’, who have a β€˜good breadth of solid experience’. Recent cases include Larner v RBH, concerning negligent management of Kawasaki disease, and Spire Hospitals v Brooke, a Β£6m limitation, abuse of process and estoppel claim.

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