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Consistently and currently (2013) ranked as a leading junior in clinical negligence and personal injury in the Legal 500 and as a leading clinical negligence junior in Chambers & Partners. Jeremy specialises in cases of maximum severity in both fields, acting for claimants and defendants. In clinical negligence Jeremy is known for his experience in childbirth and neonatal cerebral palsy work; and is regularly conducting multi-million pound cases (Chestnutt v QEH Hospital NHST (2013), £6.5m; Furlong v UH Coventry NHST (2013), £5.5m). He also enjoys an interest and expertise in adult brain and spinal injuries and in surgical cases. In personal injury, Jeremy undertakes all areas of work (such as RTAs, sporting accidents, building site accidents and industrial accidents) and has a special interest in fatal accident cases. Jeremy continues with his niche practices in professional negligence and disciplinary work involving the medical professions. He lectures in his areas of expertise and is an accredited mediator.


Called 1980; Inner Temple.




Eastbourne College (Secondary School); University of Kent (1979 LLB).


Windsurfing, mountainbiking, swimming.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Jeremy Pendlebury7BRHe is quick-thinking and fantastic in settlement meetings.

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 Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Jeremy Pendlebury7BRHe is reassuring to clients and not afraid of a difficult case.