David Eccles > Chambers of Michael Hayton QC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Michael Hayton QC
Deans Court Chambers
M3 4DF
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Practices in clinical negligence, personal injury, civil police work, some judicial review and ancillary relief. Cases include: Smith v West Lancashire Heath Authority [1995] PIQR P51; Wagstaff v Wagstaff [1992] 1 WLR 320; Wilding v Chief Constable of Lancashire (CA, unreported) [1995]; Hammond v West Lancashire Health Authority [1998] Lloyd’s Rep Med 146; Stoke on Trent City Council v Walley [2006] EWCA Civ 1137; Marsh v Chief Constable of Lancashire [2003] EWCA Civ 284; McGrath v Chief Constable of Lancashire (unreported, use that may be made by a defendant in criminal proceedings of unused material served upon him, believed to be the first case of its type); Strickson v Preston County Court and Chief Constable of Lancashire and Blackburn and Darwen Borough Council and Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs [2006] EWHC 3300; and Hyland v Chief Constable of Lancashire (Times 7.2.96).


Glyn Grammar School, Surrey; Wilmslow Grammar School, Cheshire; Clare College, Cambridge University (1975 2(1)); College of Law (Bar Exams).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

David EcclesDeans Court ChambersThorough in preparation and gets to the nub of the case.

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Clinical negligence

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

David EcclesDeans Court ChambersGreat with clients, approachable and thorough.