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Simeon Maskrey is recognised as an outstanding, experienced silk in each of his three main practice areas, comprising maximum severity clinical negligence, personal injury and product liability cases, which is reflected in his Legal 500 tier 1 ranking.  He has appeared in the European Court of Justice, the Supreme Court and the House of Lords. He has sat as a Deputy High Court Judge since 2001. Simeon is a regular speaker at AvMA conferences and has regularly lectured at Trinity College, Dublin, and King’s College, London. He is a well-known contributor to 7BR seminars and has recently chaired or spoken at events organized by MBL seminars and by Irwin Mitchell and Kennedy’s solicitors. He has spoken or been involved in workshops for the Royal College of Surgeons and Royal College of Physicians.

Simeon is commended for the relationships he builds with his lay and professional clients, his ability to absorb and distil large quantities of complex and technical medical information and for his cross-examination skills. His persuasiveness in Court has been noted by judges on numerous occasions. Solicitors comment on his approachability and informal style and lay clients on his manner and ability to explain complex issues. He is regularly instructed to act in cases emanating from international jurisdictions.

He has unparalleled experience in medical product and pharmaceutical group actions and assisted in the successful negotiation of a settlement in the metal on metal hip litigation, leading a team of four counsel. He is currently leading a three counsel team in the blood products litigation against the Secretary of State and NHS Trusts and is engaged in a test case on the application of section 41(1) of the Consumer Protection Act.

Simeon is regularly instructed on behalf of claimants and defendants in maximum severity personal injury actions. He is commended for his judgement and pragmaticism and for the quality of his advocacy. His forthright and straightforward approach in mediations and round table meetings has resulted in settlement of difficult and apparently intractable cases.


Called 1977, Gray’s Inn; QC 1995; Recorder 1996; deputy High Court judge 2001. Senior lecturer in Medical Jurisprudence, Trinity College, Dublin.


Kings School, Grantham; Leicester University.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Simeon Maskrey QC7BROne of the first names on the team sheet for the most complex cases.

7BR has an ‘excellent and deserved reputation in clinical negligence work‘. Barristers demonstrate particular expertise in cerebral palsy and spinal injuries arising from negligent medical care. In a recent highlight, Simeon Maskrey QC and Jeremy Pendlebury successfully represented the claimant in Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust, in which the Supreme Court found non-medical staff (in this case, a receptionist) owe a duty of care to patients. Maskrey QC also represented the doctor in MNX v Khan, in which the Court of Appeal overturned a decision that a mother could obtain wrongful birth damages for an additional disability over and above the one that was negligently tested for.

London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

(Personal injury - Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Simeon Maskrey QC7BRHis depth of legal knowledge means he is the barrister you want to be sat behind in any complex case.

7BR is a ‘well-managed, comprehensive and well-stocked supplier of counsel‘ for personal injury litigation. The set has ‘a strong range of juniors and silks‘ who take on cases ranging in value and field of expertise, encompassing maximum severity brain and spinal claims as well as abuse work. Having appeared before the European Court of Justice and the Supreme Court, Simeon Maskrey QC‘s practice encompasses maximum severity brain and spinal injury claims. Simon King is regularly instructed on cases involving multiple expert disciplines; while military personal injury law is a particular specialism for Timothy Meakin.

London Bar > Product liability

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Simeon Maskrey QC7BROutstanding. One of the leading claimant QCs in the field.

Quality set7BR is highly regarded in claimant-side product liability and has ‘particular depth at the silk level‘. Its barristers have acted in some of the most significant product liability group actions, including the metal on metal hip, PIP breast implant, and vaginal mesh litigations. Other recent cases included Lewin v Glaxosmithkline, a catastrophic spinal injury claim, with Simeon Maskrey QC leading Adam Korn.