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7BR

Chambers of Collingwood Thompson QC

LONDON, WC1R 4BS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 3555
Fax:
Fax 020 7242 2511
DX:
347 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.7br.co.uk

Deirdre Goodwin

Tel:
Work 020 7242 3555
Email:
Web:
www.7br.co.uk
7BR (Chambers of Collingwood Thompson QC)

Position

Deirdre has 40 years’ experience principally in civil litigation specialising in serious clinical negligence and personal injury claims. Her particular areas of expertise are in neurological injury arising out of obstetric and perinatal mismanagement, neurosurgical negligence (brain and spine), delayed cancer diagnosis, severe traumatic spinal injury and catastrophic head injury claims. She also undertakes employers’ liability and industrial disease claims. She has been involved in a number of important developments including: the early use of structured settlements; acting for the plaintiff in the first personal injury claim where damages exceeded £1 million (1987); and as lead junior counsel in Bolitho (1993). Her practice includes representing claimants and defendants in cases where damages have exceeded £6 million. Deirdre has earned a reputation as a skilled and able advocate and negotiator, with the ability to quickly distil the diverse issues in challenging cases and a keen intuition for an opponent’s position.

Career

Called 1974; Gray’s Inn. Tenant in the Chambers of John Dunning at 11 King’s Bench Walk, 1977-1980; Tenant at 7BR Chambers, 2014 onwards.

Languages

French and German.

Member

PNBA, PIBA, Oxford Medico-Legal Society.

Education

Sandown Grammar School, Isle of Wight; University College, London (1972 LLB (Hons)).

Leisure

Music and medieval history.


London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Deirdre Goodwin - 7BRAll-round advocacy and advice is first class.

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading juniors

Deirdre Goodwin - 7BRHer knowledge of claims concerning traumatic brain injuries is phenomenal and she has a calm, kind and thoughtful approach with clients.

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