Clinical negligence in Regional Bar

Paul Kirtley is the key figure in Exchange Chambers medical negligence team on circuit and is primarily instructed for the claimant in claims relating to the general practitioner, surgical and birth injury spaces.

Kings Chambers' clinical negligence practice has strengthened in the last year, with defendant specialist Sarah Pritchard QC taking silk in 2019. The set is instructed across both claimant and defendant matters nationally, though the set's North Eastern presence leans more towards the defendant.

Members of Park Square Barristers are active across the clinical negligence sector, and the set has experience at both the junior and senior level. Key areas of work include birth injury, delayed diagnosis, and surgeons negligence.

Parklane Plowden remains one of the circuit's strongest sets for clinical negligence work. It strengthened its offering this year with the arrival of dental negligence specialist Mike Hill from Trinity Chambers - he primarily handles claimant work, and in one example represented a claimant who lost 26 teeth due to long-term mismanagement of periodontal disease.