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Chambers of Robin Allen QC

Living Wage
1 PUMP COURT, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7827 4000
Fax:
Fax 020 7827 4100
DX:
452 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.cloisters.com

William Latimer-Sayer QC

Tel:
Work 020 7827 4000
Email:
Cloisters (Chambers of Robin Allen QC)

Work Department

Clinical negligence (either side); PI (either side).

Position

William specialises in catastrophic personal injury and clinical negligence. He has a special interest in quantum and the majority of his work is related to contested assessment of damages hearings. William is the General Editor of Schedules of Loss: Calculating Damages (Bloomsbury Publishing, 3rd edition 2010), the leading practitioner textbook on schedules of loss and a member of the Ogden Working party. Although he accepts work on behalf of claimants and defendants, his practice is predominantly claimant based. William has been instructed in some of the most significant and high-profile quantum cases to come before the courts including the five highest awards ever made following a contested trial (William being the only common link between the cases): Robshaw v United Lincolnshire NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 923 (£14.5m); A v Powys Health Board 2007 (£10.7m); Totham v King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 97 (QB) (£10.1m); Farrugia v Burtenshaw & others [2014] EWHC 1036 (QB) (£9.7m); and XXX v Strategic Health Authority [2008] EWHC 2727 (QB) (£9.4m). Other notable cases include: Majrowski v Guy’s & St Thomas’s NHS Trust [2006] UKHL 34; Sarwar v (1) Ali (2) MIB [2007] LS Law Medical 375; Iqbal v Whipps Cross University Hospital NHS Trust [2008] EWCA Civ 1190; [2008] PIQR P9; [2008] LS Law Medical 22; Noble v Owens [2010] 1 WLR 2491; and JXMX v Dartford & Gravesham NHS Trust [2015] Med LR 103.

Career

Called 1995; pupillage at 14 Gray’s Inn Square and Goldsmith Chambers. Publications include: contributor ‘Clinical Negligence a Practical Guide’ (Lewis and Buchan 2012); general editor and co-author ‘Schedules of Loss: Calculating damages’ (3rd edition, Bloomsbury Publishing); co-editor ‘The ABC of Medical Law’; contributor PIBA Handbook (3rd edition); and author of numerous articles for legal journals.

Member

APIL; AVMA; PNBA; PIBA; Medico-Legal Society; Bar Pro-Bono Unit.

Education

Leicester University (LLB Hons); King’s College, London (MA Medical Law and Ethics).

Leisure

Tennis, film.


London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading silks

William Latimer-Sayer QC - CloistersBrilliant on quantum.

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading silks

William Latimer-Sayer QC - CloistersImpressive intellect, great with clients, amazing attention to detail and brilliant on quantum.

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