Headed by Chris Bright QC, No5 Barristers Chambers ’ clinical negligence team is one of the most comprehensive in the Midlands. Work done here is often complex and sensitive, with practitioners specialising in brain and spinal injuries, delayed diagnosis, mental health, birth injury, and matters arising from hospital deaths. Chambers saw David Tyack QC and John Coughlan QC take silk in the 2021 round. Chambers head Jonathan Jones QC currently represents the claimant for a claim in excess of £5m against a hospital where liability was admitted for failure to diagnose spina bifida on an antenatal scan. Jones QC also led Jamie Gamble in JB v Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust, a wrongful birth claim arising out of a failure to diagnose microcephaly during antenatal scanning, securing a £6m settlement for the claimants.
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‘They have a wide range of Clinical Negligence specialist counsel with in depth expertise and experience, and offer very good availability including at short notice.’
‘No5 Chambers is a fantastic set for clinical negligence and personal injury claims with many top class senior juniors.’
‘I enjoy working with No5 Chambers and the relationship has gone from strength to strength.’
‘Professional and helpful service, mainly dealing with Rob McDonald who is always happy and more than able to assist with all requests.’
‘The Clerks at No5 Chambers are extremely helpful and knowledgeable especially William Theaker.’
‘The Clerks at No5 are really efficient and “on the ball” in every aspect, whether its clerking in papers for counsel or arranging MS Teams or Zoom Conferencing. ‘
Described as an 'excellent chambers with a number of excellent counsel', Kings Chambers ' clinical negligence team offers counsel experienced in all related matters such as catastrophic birth injury, surgical, psychicatric, and dental negligence and more. Chambers is also home to Satinder Hunjan QC.
Ropewalk Chambers offers a ‘reliable and learned service’. Members primarily act for claimants and defendants in NHS cases. The set became the first at the English Bar to be ISO:27001 accredited which is positive for clients with sensitive claims. Jason Cox and Rochelle Rong regularly appear in cases related to spinal injury.
‘The quality of counsel at The Ropewalk is consistently good – their insight , knowledge base and the manner in which they approach cases is sound.’
‘Our team instruct Counsel from Ropewalk Chambers on a regular basis due to their expertise, professionalism and approachability.’
‘I am impressed at the set as a whole and their clear commitment to client care.’
‘All the clerks that I have dealt with have been really helpful.’
‘The calibre of the clerks plays a great part in the high standard of service offered. Tony and Alan are readily available for discussion where necessary and head up an efficient team. ‘
‘Exceptional, supportive, responsive and friendly.’
St Philips Chambers's clinical negligence team is praised by clients for both its barristers and clerking team. Often instructed from the outset of cases, the set’s practice spans delayed diagnosis, birth injury, brain and spinal injury claims among other matters. Andrew Evans has developed a specialism in claims arising from cosmetic surgery procedures.
‘A very good set with very helpful clerks. ‘
‘Gary Carney and Janita Patel are particularly good, personable and will do what they can to accommodate their instructing solicitor’s needs.’