Known for being 'extremely empathetic with clients', Paul Kirtley is a key name to note within Exchange Chambers' clinical negligence team. The team acts for a range of private and publicly-funded claimants, and our defendant clients include hospitals, NHS organisations, medical defense organisations, and insurance bodies. Kirtley's clinical negligence practice encompasses hospital, general practitioner and health practitioner claims, birth-related injuries, and surgical.
Clinical negligence in Regional Bar
Kings Chambers’ clinical negligence team receives instructions from leading claimant and defendant solicitors nationally. With 'exceptional technical knowledge', Sarah Pritchard QC regularly deals with birth damage cases exceeding £5m. Helen Mulholland is described by one client as an 'excellent advocate, who reads the judge well' and has a complex, high-value clinical negligence practice.
Andrew Lewis QC heads the clinical negligence team at Park Square Barristers. Noted for his 'very detailed and thorough assessment of the evidence', Andrew has experience in all areas of clinical negligence and undertakes cases of all types up to the most serious cerebral palsy negligent-birth claims, and was recently involved in a case which was the first occasion in than an order approving periodical payments of future heads of expenses and losses had been made in the Isle of Man. The 'well-prepared' Richard Paige is another key member of the team and has significant experience of claims with values up to £1m.
Parklane Plowden remains one of the stand-out sets in the region when it comes to clinical negligence work. With 39 specialist clinical negligence barristers, the team act in a broad range of cases including those involving birth injuries, failure to diagnose, and surgical negligence. The 'focused' Andrew Axon has over 25 years' experience and is instructed on behalf of both claimants and defendants in cases of the upmost severity, with claims typically valued between £5m-£15m. Described by one client as 'practical and reliable', Elizabeth Hodgson acts on a wide range of clinical negligence cases, many of which are high-value claims arising from catastrophic or very serious birth injuries.