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The Chambers of Richard Booth QC

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Clodagh Bradley

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1 CROWN OFFICE ROW (The Chambers of Richard Booth QC)


Clodagh specialises in healthcare regulatory law, clinical negligence (either side) and inquests with a medical or psychiatric element to them, often in custodial settings. Clodagh has acted on behalf of healthcare practitioners in a broad range of disciplinary cases predominantly in the GMC, and also cases brought by the GDC and NMC. The cases have ranged from those relating to the practitioner’s health (physical and mental), to cases involving concerns about alcohol and opiate misuse, including self-prescription; criminal offences (including alleged rape and fraud against employer), allegations of dishonesty, and performance issues. Clodagh regularly appears before the courts in relation to appeals/applications for termination orders arising out of regulatory proceedings. She has a wealth of experience in relation to fertility cases, having successfully represented Mr Mohamed Taranissi, leading fertility specialist, in the GMC and 2 years prior to that having also secured the dismissal of charges against Professor Ian Craft, another noted fertility expert. Clodagh’s clinical negligence practice has included a variety of obstetric claims spanning those relating to brain injured babies, stillbirths, misdiagnoses of perineal injuries and ectopic pregnancies. Her recent practice has involved surgical cases, including live donor transplant surgery, and GP negligence claims resulting in delayed diagnoses or mismanagement of various conditions. She is skilled in negotiating settlements at round table meetings, ranging from cauda equina syndrome injury, to a slipped femoral epiphysis, to psychogenic non-epileptic seizures arising from delayed diagnosis of cancer. Clodagh has appeared on behalf families, doctors, NHS Trusts, the police and the prison service as interested persons. Many of her cases have included human rights issues and controversial ethical elements such as the withholding of treatment from elderly patients, proceeding with high risk transplant surgery, deaths of psychiatric patients and childbirth related maternal and perinatal deaths. Clodagh acted on behalf the Met police in the Roger Sylvester inquest and subsequent successful judicial review proceedings, quashing the unlawful killing verdict. Clodagh also undertakes work in the Court of Protection, dealing with matters relating to capacity, treatment decisions and the best interests of protected persons.


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.

London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Clodagh Bradley QC - 1 Crown Office RowFiercely bright, asks the right questions and is a tenacious and fearless advocate.

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Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading silks

Clodagh Bradley QC - 1 Crown Office RowShe has extraordinary capacity to absorb detail.

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