Clodagh Bradley KC > 1 Crown Office Row > London, England > Lawyer Profile

1 Crown Office Row


Clodagh Bradley KC specialises in healthcare regulatory law, clinical negligence and inquests with a medical or psychiatric element to them, including in custodial settings.

Her clinical negligence practice, on behalf of Claimants and Defendants, has included a variety of obstetric claims, surgical cases and missed diagnoses, resulting in catastrophic life-changing or fatal injuries, spanning brain or spinal injuries, limb loss and sight loss. She has dealt with a broad range of disciplinary cases predominantly on behalf of doctors before the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (previously GMC), and also cases brought by the General Dental Council (GDC), the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), the General Optical Council (GOC) and the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).

Clodagh has successfully challenged regulatory decisions in the Administrative Court. In inquests Clodagh has appeared on behalf of families, doctors, NHS Trusts, the police and the prison service as interested persons. Clodagh also undertakes work in the Court of Protection, dealing with matters relating to capacity, treatment decisions and the best interests of protected persons.


Call: 1996 KC: 2016

Clodagh joined One Crown Office Row in February 2012, having previously completed her pupillage and practised at 3 Serjeants’ Inn for over 15 years. Clodagh has gained considerable experience in the fields of healthcare regulatory law, clinical negligence, inquests and best interests cases. She was on the Attorney General’s C Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown from 2000 to 2006, focusing mainly on clinical negligence and prison inquests. In her early years she gained substantial advocacy experience in the field of police law, alongside her clinical negligence and inquest work. Since her regulatory practice has become well established her caseload is predominantly medical. Clodagh has been a pupil supervisor since 2006.


German, French.


Professional Negligence Bar Association, Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers, London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association.


British School of Brussels, Belgium; Magdalene College, Cambridge University (MA Law 2:1); Inns of Court School of Law, London (Bar Vocational Course: Very Competent (Advocacy – Outstanding)); Middle Temple (Astbury Major Scholar and Harmsworth Major Entrance Exhibitioner); Pupillage at 3 Serjeants’ Inn.


Family time, skiing, cycling, swimming, scuba diving, travel and food.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Clinical negligence

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Clodagh Bradley KC1 Crown Office RowClodagh’s attention to detail is phenomenal. If there is a needle in the haystack to be found – she is the person to find it and question its relevance to the claim!

London Bar > Inquests and inquiries

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 3

Clodagh Bradley KC1 Crown Office RowA superb strategic mind and very effective advocate, who is excellent with clients and very collegiate to work with.

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Silks)Ranked: Tier 4

Clodagh Bradley KC1 Crown Office Row