Leading Silks

Andrew Lewis QC - Park Square Barristers Ltd.A superb negotiator with excellent judgement and knowledge, robust but fair and effective advocacy, and huge charm.
Sarah Pritchard QC - Kings ChambersSarah is a fearless advocate who gets to grips with extremely complex liability issues with ease. Her advice is very clear. Wonderful with clients.

Leading Juniors

Hylton Armstrong - Parklane PlowdenAn intelligent, client-focused thinker. He relies on the strength of arguments rather than any bullish tactics, which opens channels of communication and makes the process smoother for all parties.
Andrew Axon - Parklane PlowdenAn excellent barrister, particularly with complex cases. He can drill down to the key issues necessary to win a claim. Very approachable - puts clients at ease.
Howard Elgot - Parklane PlowdenA first-class lawyer and advocate who always operates at the highest level. His technical knowledge and case strategy is second to none.
Elizabeth Hodgson - Parklane PlowdenElizabeth is a strong negotiator, and her advice is robust and practical. She has the ability to put everyone in the room at ease.
Paul Kirtley - Exchange ChambersA senior junior who operates at the level of a silk.
Richard Paige - Park Square Barristers Ltd.Richard provides clear and concise advice and always seems to be able to put himself in the client's shoes. He creates a great rapport with lay clients.
Anna Datta - Parklane PlowdenAnna is methodical and thorough. She leaves no point unexplored. She is also very understanding with clients and makes them feel at ease, whilst remaining objective and professional.
Stephen Friday - Parklane PlowdenThere is nobody who is across the detail more than Stephen: his approach is thorough and forensic. He brings a logical, calm and considered approach to clients who can often be in distress. He is a tenacious negotiator.
Mike Hill - Parklane PlowdenMike is a very talented lawyer. His previous career as a dentist means that his knowledge of dental negligence claims is second to none. He is calm and measured in his approach and very good at explaining issues to lay clients.
Stuart Jamieson - Parklane PlowdenA steadfast advocate who is very good on his feet. Very responsive, and great with clients.
Helen Mulholland - Kings ChambersShe has a precise eye and a good client manner.
Abigail Telford - Parklane PlowdenAbigail is formidable. She is incredibly intelligent, and an excellent advocate.

Rising Stars

Tom Semple - Parklane PlowdenTom is incredibly thorough and his medical understanding is excellent. He has a very methodical approach to cases. Very down to earth with the clients.

Clinical negligence in Regional Bar

Parklane Plowden

Parklane Plowden is 'a very approachable and highly skilled set', housing a 'strong' bench of 'well respected clinical negligence barristers'. The team is instructed for claimants and defendants in a wide spectrum of cases, including missed diagnosis cases, birth injuries, surgical negligence and dental negligence. The 'very approachable, reliable and responsive' Hylton Armstrong leads the practice group, and appeared for the claimant in a case involving a failure to diagnose chicken pox and subsequent death from sepsis. Mike Hill, a former dentist himself, is sought after for his expertise in dental negligence claims.

Testimonials

Set

‘An excellent wide ranging set. Clerks provide a superb service and counsel is always readily available.’

‘First class counsel dealing with clinical negligence work.’

‘Good availability and strong knowledge of clinical negligence claims, both claimant and defendant.’

‘A well run set with a comprehensive range of counsel in terms of experience and expertise. Always looking at ways of adding value to their relationship with instructing solicitors.’

‘Chambers has a strong team in relation to clinical negligence work, with the right balance of junior and senior barristers. I have never encountered any problems with availability and their training sessions are excellent.’

Clerking

‘The clerks are always friendly and happy to assist. I have never had a bad experience with them and they have certainly helped me out with close deadlines. Laura Storr is particularly strong and will always find a barrister to assist when needed.’

‘Good clerking service with calls dealt with appropriately and quickly. If the barrister of first choice has not been available I have been impressed by the ability to identify a suitable replacement.’

‘Laura Storr is very dedicated to what she does; she will always go the extra mile to ensure you have someone to help out even if there is a tight timescale or urgent need.’

‘All the clerks are professional and helpful. Always willing to go that extra distance to help.’

‘Yvette McKenzie is very warm and approachable as Front of House staff.’