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Alexander Hutton QC

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Work 020 7643 5000
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Hailsham Chambers (Hailsham Chambers)

Position

Alexander’s practice is focused in three fields: clinical negligence, for claimants and defendants; medical and other clinical professional disciplinary proceedings; and all aspects of costs law. Cases include: Lownds v Home Office [2002] 1 WLR 2450 (the leading case on proportionality of costs under the CPR); R v (Factortame Ltd) Secretary of State for Transport (no 8) [2003] QB 381 (contingency fees); South Coast Shipping v Havant BC [2002] 3 All ER 779 (privilege on detailed assessments); Malkinson v Trim [2003] 1 WLR 463 (solicitor’s costs when acting in person); Claims Direct Test Cases [2003] 4 All ER 508; Jenkins v Young Brothers [2006] 2 All ER 798; (the legality of assigning conditional fee agreements) Gloucestershire CC v Evans [2008] 1 WLR 1883 (the legality of discounted CCFA’s with success fees); Jones v Attrill & ors (the Accident Line Cases) [2008] EWCA Civ 1375; Roberts v Bro Taf Health Authority [2002] Lloyd’s Rep Med 182 (measure of damages in brain damage wrongful birth claims).

Career

Called 1992, Gray’s Inn; QC 2012; Junior Counsel to the Crown (B Panel) 1999-2005; barrister assessor for costs appeals to High Court judges since 1999.

Member

South-Eastern Circuit; Professional Negligence Bar Association; Personal Injury Bar Association; AvMA.

Education

University of Bristol (1990 BSc Politics First-class Hons); University of Westminster (CPE).


London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Alexander Hutton QC - Hailsham ChambersHe is extremely bright and has strong grasp on the technical issues.

Within: Clinical negligence

Hailsham Chambersis first rate when it comes to clinical negligence’ work. The set offers ‘very skilled, knowledgeable, high-calibre barristers at all levels of call’ and the ‘expertise is tailored to the individual client and matter needs’. Alexander Hutton QCand Andrew Post QC have ‘real appetite’ for complex and high-value cases. Hutton successfully represented the defendant in Gabriele Shaw v Dr Kovac, an important Court of Appeal decision on a potential new head of damages and new cause of action for breach of informed consent to treatment.

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Costs

Within: Costs – Leading silks

Alexander Hutton QC - Hailsham ChambersHas an extremely agile and quite brilliant legal brain.

Within: Costs

Hailsham Chambers is ‘an excellent set, particularly in relation to costs litigation’. Alexander Hutton QC acted for the defendant in Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry, which detailed the effect of costs budgeting on future detailed assessments. Andrew Post QC represented claimants on a cost budget regarding a defective metal hip replacement claim which was budgeted at £2.2m less than was sought.

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