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The Chambers of Richard Booth QC
1 Crown Office Row

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London Bar > Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury - Leading Silks -

Henry Witcomb QC

1 Crown Office Row

He has excellent judgement and great ideas for case progression.

London Bar > Clinical negligence

Within: Leading Silks -

Henry Witcomb QC


Exceptional in understanding life expectancy and quantum.

1 CROWN OFFICE ROW remains ‘the go-to set for medical negligence cases‘, fielding ‘an ever-growing pool of excellent barristers to choose from at all levels‘. The set ‘offers a diverse range of skills and experience‘, making it a first-choice for a wide range of clients in relation to high profile multi-party claims and precedent-setting cases. Philip Havers QC represented the defendant in Darnley v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust before the Supreme Court, which turned on if non-medical staff (in this case, a receptionist) owe a duty of care to patients. Henry Witcomb QC represented the claimant and John Whitting QC the defendant in SXL v West Hertfordshire NHS Trust, in which a newborn who suffered a catastrophic brain injury after a two-day delay in prescribing aciclovir caused herpes simplex virus to develop into a brain infection received a £37m award, thought to be a national record. Cara Guthrie joined from Outer Temple Chambers.