Clinical negligence in Regional Bar
Members of Guildhall Chambers are especially adept at acting for claimants in clinical negligence claims, particularly in cases where quantum and liability are heavily disputed. Surgical negligence and failure to diagnose remain key instructions for the set.
Old Square Chambers is experienced in clinical negligence work from both claimant and defendant perspectives, with particular expertise in birth injury cases, where Kara Loraine and Sophie Beesley have a substantial track record. In addition, Beesley's involvement in the the clinical negligence sphere goes beyond her work on claims, having been appointed as sole counsel to the Ian Paterson Inquiry, which seeks to learn lessons and improve procedures following the conviction of the former surgeon.
Queen Square Chambers is home to Joanna Lewis and Lauren Seager, both of whom represent claimants across a range of clinical negligence instructions including surgical negligence, primary care failures, and failure to provide alternative treatment. Lewis recently represented a claimant who alleged that negligent administration of anaesthetics left her with feeling during a c-section procedure, which continued despite her crying in pain, and for which the anaesthetic and surgical notes contradicted each other. Former head of chambers Christopher Taylor was appointed a District judge in 2018.
Well known for specialising in complex clinical negligence matters, the 'extremely approachable, easy to work with, and well-liked by clients' Simon Fox joined Serjeants' Inn Chambers (Serjeants' Inn Chambers) from No5 Barristers Chambers in April 2019, providing greater regional reach for the London set's leading clinical negligence team.
St John's Chambers is home to one of the preeminent clinical negligence teams in the region, with its members acting for both claimants and defendants across a wide range of complex cases. Key areas of work include delayed or mis-diagnoses, negligently performed surgery, and dental negligence, an area in which Robert Mills recently secured a record £160,000 damages for a claimant.