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  1. Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks
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Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks

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Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading juniors

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3PB handles both personal injury and clinical negligence claims across the Western Circuit. The set is also recommended for niche expertise in the areas of veterinary negligence and dental negligence.

Stuart Frampton at Devon Chambers acts for claimants and defendants in catastrophic injury cases that have arisen from serious road traffic accidents. Recent cases include brain injury and loss of future earnings claims.

Daniel Bennett and David Haines of Doughty Street Chambers practice on the Western Circuit. Bennett is well known for his workplace injury practice where he acts on novel and complex cases involving occupational cancer and assaults at work. Haines has a wide-ranging personal injury practice, which is complemented by his experience as a former medical professional.

Guildhall Chambers has a ‘very strong reputation for personal injury and clinical negligence work on the Western Circuit’, with ‘skilled, well-organised and highly professional advocates’. On the personal injury side, members are regularly instructed in catastrophic injury cases arising from a range of accidents including road traffic accidents, incidents at work, and equine issues, which John Snell is particularly well known for. On the clinical negligence side, members act for the General Medical Council, among others.

No5 Chambers undertakes clinical negligence work, with recent cases involving misdiagnosis, amputations, negligent anaesthetic, MRSA and negligent surgery. Dr Simon Fox QC took silk in 2016.

Particularly recommended for catastrophic injury, Old Square Chambers’ members are ‘very accessible and pleasant to work with’. They act for both claimants and defendants but have a focus on the latter.

Pump Court Chambers includes Adam Gadd and Kevin Haven, who handle personal injury and clinical negligence. Gadd has a personal injury focus and has worked on a multi-claimant case concerning a pile-up on a motorway. Haven has more of a clinical negligence slant to his practice and has worked with claimants on psychiatric and psychological issues.

Queen Square Chambers is recommended for personal injury and clinical negligence. The majority of work is personal injury based, but on the clinical negligence side, members have dealt with surgical and gynaecological negligence as well as failure-to-diagnose cases. Clients include individual medical professionals, NHS Trusts and individual claimants.

With ‘very strong counsel across all levels’, St John’s Chambers handles both personal injury and clinical negligence cases. The set has seen a particular increase in industrial disease work of late, on both the claimant and defendant side, with Andrew McLaughlin holding expertise in the area. Christopher Sharp QC recently acted in a particularly complex and high-value claim for £12m concerning the catastrophic brain injury of a 13-year old.

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