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Martin Porter QC
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A leading personal injury specialist with particular experience of clinical negligence, industrial disease, brain damage, psychiatric injury and cycling claims. Broadcasts and writes frequently including for BBC’s ‘Law in Action’, ‘The Times Law Section’, ‘New Law Journal’, ‘All England Opinion’. Also has considerable experience of professional negligence (especially of solicitors and surveyors), nuisance cases (especially subsidence claims) insurance work and public law/human rights. Reported cases include: Bowden v Homerton Hospital (2012) Court of Appeal. (Liver disease induced by drug therapy); Spradbury v Humber Mental Health Trust (2011) High Court. (Observations of voluntary hospital patient.); Green v Sunset & Vine (2010). Court of Appeal. (Motorsport); Ferguson v British Gas  Court of Appeal; Goodham v Bennetts  Court of Appeal (repetitive strain injury); Conn v Sunderland City Council  Court of Appeal (what constitutes harassment); Daw v Intel  Court of Appeal (stress at work claim); Smith v Southampton Universities NHS Trust  Court of Appeal (standard of duty of a surgeon); Corbett v South Yorkshire HA  High Court (indexation of periodical payments and impact of Working Time Regulations on care regimes); Purver v Winchester & Eastleigh NHS Trust  High Court (time from decision to delivery by Caesarian); Keown v Coventry Healthcare NHS Trust  (duty of care owed by hospital to child trespasser); Aer Lingus v Gildacroft  (limitation period in Contribution Act claims); Thompson v Butler  Court of Appeal (brain damage following a whiplash injury); Waterfall v Coventry Helicopters  fatal helicopter crash (insurance repudiation); Sheldon-Green v Coventry NHS Trust  High Court (cord prolapse case for NHSLA); Elmes v Hygrade Food Products Ltd  EWCA CIV 121 Court of Appeal (Service of Claim Form).
Called 1986, Inner Temple; QC 2006.
Ampleforth College; St John’s College, Cambridge (1984 BA; 1985 LLM).
Cycling, skiing, gliding.
Within: Clinical negligence – Leading silks
Martin Porter QC - 2TG – 2 Temple Gardens ‘An excellent advocate, who is able to deal with difficult judges.’
Within: Personal injury – Leading silks
Martin Porter QC - 2TG – 2 Temple Gardens ‘He is an excellent advocate and thorough in his preparation.’