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Timothy Meakin

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7BR (Chambers of Collingwood Thompson QC)


Clinical negligence cases and summarv of practice: my clinical negligence practice covers both claimant and defendant work. I specialised in clinical negligence in the last 18 years and this covers high to maximum value, complex cases. I undertake cases valued between £500,000-£5m which cover a broad range of serious neurological complications, general surgery, obstetrics/gynaecology cases through to major orthopaedic cases. I regularly conduct roundtable without prejudice meetings at high value and undertake complex advice and drafting on a wide range of clinical negligence issues. I have experience as an advocate at all levels including Court of Appeal and Privy Council. All the cases set out below were settled or finalised in 2013. Recent cases include case 1: Atkins v Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Health Authority [2013] – a maximum value brain injury case relating to hospital negligence in the 1960s; case 2: Ackerley v Attorney General of Isle of Man [2013] UKPC – Privy Council (Lord Neuberger, Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Hughes); case 3: Glossop v Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust [2013] High Court, Sheffield District Registry – Instructed on behalf of the claimant, this case related to negligent mismanagement of a psychiatric patient’s medication causing him to attempt suicide by jumping from a viaduct.; case 4: DO v Tees and Wear Valleys NHS Foundation Trust [2013] QBO Globe J – Fatal Accidents Act claim, acting as junior for mother who died from medication overdose following negligent failure to supervise her as a patient; case 5: Scully v Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust [2013] – claimant suffered permanent neurological complications following negligent management of his spinal injury following a motorcycle in 2010. Personal injury Cases and summary of practice: I have specialised in serious personal injury work over the last 18 years, covering high to maximum value, complex cases, with added specialisms including military personal injury. 1 am a published author on personal injury and a regular contributor to PIQR and BPilS. I also conduct high level group actions (with about 50-100 claimants) on local authority abuse claims. I regularly conduct roundtable without prejudice meetings at high value, but I also have extensive experience as an advocate taking cases to trial, including the Privy Council and Court of Appeal. All the cases set out below were settled or finalised in 2013. Recent cases include case 1: Lay v Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust [2013] EWHC 436 QBD – a trial on preliminary issues in a high value personal injury claim against a QC; case 2: Ackerley v Attorney General of Isle of Man [2013) UKPC – Privy Council (Lord Neuberger, Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Hughes); case 3: Rouzaqui v Hilton Hotels ltd (2013] – represented the defendant Hilton Hotels on this high value personal injury claim; case 4: Newton v Greenhill (2013) – represented the claimant who suffered multiple fractures including a serious traumatic fracture to his leg, that required extensive operations and ultimately led to amputation above the knee; case 5: Sharp v Ministry of Defence [2013] – represented a claimant who was in the Parachute Regiment in Afghanistan and was wounded by a mortar shell.


Called 1989; Middle Temple. He has specialised in personal injury and clinical negligence over 20 years, representing both defendants and claimants at all levels of courts in the UK. In addition, he has sat as a Tribunal Judge of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority 2007-12. He also undertakes extensive writing commitments on current legal issues. He also am an accredited advocacy trainer for the Middle Temple as well as a case reviewer for the Bar Pro Bono Unit. Publications of note: Work Related Injury and Illness Litigation (EMIS Publishing) 2003; sub-editor at Personal Injury Quantum Reports; sub-editor at Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service.




Member of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers; Personal Injury Bar Association; British Association of Sport and the Law.


Oakham School, Rutland; Leeds University (1986 BA (Hons) Economics and Philosophy); London School of Economics (1992 LLM Master of laws).


Theatre, sport and teaching young children cricket (ECB Level 2 cricket coach).

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Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Timothy Meakin - 7BRSilk standard – extremely knowledgeable and with an exceptional attention to detail.

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading juniors

Timothy Meakin - 7BRHe has meticulous attention to detail, thorough preparation and is an excellent communicator with challenging clients.

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Within: Sport – Leading juniors

Timothy Meakin - 7BRActive in personal injury and professional negligence cases as well as child protection and disciplinary matters.

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