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Clinical negligence; personal injury.


Simon Dyer QC has specialised in clinical negligence claims since 2000 and in personal injury claims since 1990. He acts mostly for claimants and is instructed largely by specialist clinical negligence and personal injury firms. Simon had a very busy year in 2015. He has been instructed in many high-value cases, many child cerebral palsy cases and delayed diagnosis of cancer cases. He is usually instructed as sole counsel and conducts hearings, conferences and roundtable meetings, as well as drafting complex pleadings, including large schedules and written advice. He has a serious clinical negligence and personal injury practice and is regarded highly by solicitors from recognised firms. He is recommended in ‘The Legal 500’ 2014 for personal injury and clinical negligence. He is recommended in ‘Chambers and Partners’ 2015 for both clinical negligence and personal injury. Reported cases: Khudados v Hayden [Court of Appeal] [2008] CP Rep 12; NUM v UK Coal PLC [2008] IRLR 4; Hickman v Blake Lapthorn and David Fisher [2006] PNLR 20; Hartman v South Essex Mental Health and Community Care NHS Trust (Moore v Welwyn Components Ltd) [Court of Appeal] [2005] ICR 782, [2005] IRLR 293, [2005] PIQR 255; Farrell v Southmead Health Authority [2001] Lloyd’s Rep Med 458.


Called 1987. Causation, a Chapter Edition of “Clinical Negligence: A Practical Guide 7th Edition Lewis and Buchan, 2012”. Invited speaker ‘Causation in Cancer Cases’ at AVMAs Oncology Conference 4 December 2008; chair of the AVMA Essential Medicine in Obstetrics & Gynaecology Conference, February 2007; invited speaker to the Welsh Assembly Government’s Healthy Workforce Conference, 29 September 2005; keynote speaker at the Welsh Assembly Government’s Healthy Workforce Conference, September 2004; speaker at the AVMA Oncology and Clinical Negligence Conference, 29 March 2004 on ‘Provisional Damages and Periodical Payments in Cancer Cases’; author of ‘Gross Negligence Manslaughter’, Clinical Risk, January 2004 and ‘Claims for Psychiatric Injury Caused by Hospital Misinformation’, Clinical Risk, May 2002.


University of Kent (1986 BA (Hons) Law).