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William Wraight Mrcs

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2TG – 2 Temple Gardens (2TG – 2 Temple Gardens)


Before coming to the bar, William was a surgeon specialising in plastic surgery. His medical background gives him a particular interest and advantage in clinical negligence and personal injury and related claims. William has been instructed in cases involving: delayed diagnosis including cancer, retinal detachment, septic arthritis, mismanagement of hand injuries and orthopaedic injuries; Iatrogenic injury during general, urological and gynaecological surgery and during pleural aspiration; failure to warn of risk; failure to warn of alternative treatment; obstetric mismanagement during delivery; hypertrophic and keloid scarring; poor aesthetic outcomes after cosmetic surgery. William has broad experience of both claimant and defendant personal injury claims. His practice includes occupiers’ and employers’ liability claims, claims arising under the Highways Act 1980 and claims following road traffic accidents, including low velocity impacts and those involving the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. He was recently led by Benjamin Browne QC for the Motor Insurers’ Bureau in a catastrophic injury claim which settled following mediation for a lump sum in excess of £2m and periodical payments of some £385,000 linked to ASHE-6115 and RPI. He was also successful on an appeal on behalf of a nationwide house builder, reversing a claim under the Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957, applying McGeown v NI Housing, for a pavement dedicated and accepted as a public highway but not yet adopted by the local highway authority. He has appeared at coroner’s inquests on behalf of families of alleged victims of clinical negligence, exploring the pertinent issues through the inquest and then advising as to merits and tactics for subsequent civil claims. William has also developed a commercial practice, including; a claim in respect of commission payments to and claw-backs from a financial adviser within a partnership, achieving a six-figure structured secured settlement at mediation; a contractual dispute arising from a boat collapsing on a hard-standing when taken out of the water for winter maintenance; a claim for property damage and loss of profits following a reactor vessel at a chemical works being dropped during a lift by a crane; acting for the Royal Mail in claims under the Postal Services Act 2000 and advising the Royal Mail generally as to such claims.


Called to Bar 2009, Lincoln’s Inn.


Personal Injury Bar Association.


Oxford University (1998 BA Hons physiological sciences; 2001 BMBCh medicine).

London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

William Wraight - 2TG – 2 Temple Gardens β€˜He possesses excellent advocacy skills and is calmness personified when under pressure.’

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