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  1. Personal injury and clinical negligence – Leading silks
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Members of 3PB’s team handle a wide range of personal injury and clinical negligence cases; claims include fatal accidents, brain injuries, failure to diagnose and negligent surgery, to name a few. In September 2017 Hugh Rimmer moved to 9 Gough Square, and in March 2018 Naomi Rees moved to Old Square Chambers.

Doughty Street Chambers houses personal injury and clinical negligence practitioners Daniel Bennett and David Haines; Bennett is acting in a case involving a carpenter who received severe hand injuries after falling from a roof on the film set for Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.

Guildhall Chambers is a β€˜very strong personal injury and clinical negligence set’ with β€˜considerable strength in depth’ in its team; members handle a broad spectrum of matters, including catastrophic injuries, fatal accidents, birth injuries, industrial disease, and psychological injuries. In 2017 Adrian Palmer QC retired and Matthew Porter-Bryant was appointed to the Welsh district bench; James Townsend was appointed to the circuit bench in January 2018.

The clinical negligence team at No5 Barristers Chambers continues to be instructed in cases of GP negligence, mismanagement of labour resulting in serious disabilities, surgical errors and failure to diagnose/treat neurological issues, resulting in paraplegia. Dr Simon Fox QC is well known for specialising solely in clinical negligence work.

Clinical negligence and personal injury practitioners at Old Square Chambers remain active in employers’ and personal liability matters, industrial disease claims, fatal accidents and catastrophic injury claims. In March 2018 Naomi Rees joined from 3PB.

Adam Gadd and Kevin Haven are key names at Pump Court Chambers for personal injury and clinical negligence cases. Gadd acts for claimants and defendants in personal injury claims and is frequently instructed in cases involving allegations of fraud, while Haven has noted expertise in clinical negligence cases involving dental matters and psychiatric claims, particularly pertaining to young people.

Recent work for Queen Square Chambers’ team includes surgical negligence, failure to diagnose/treat, misdiagnosis matters and injuries resulting from defective electrical items.

St John's Chambers’ has β€˜excellent strength in depth’ in its personal injury and clinical negligence team and as such, members handle a broad spread of matters, including fatal accidents, surgical/GP negligence, catastrophic injuries, employers’ and public liability matters, birth injuries and Highway Act claims. Andrew McLaughlin is a key name at the set for industrial disease claims.

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