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Outer Temple Chambers
THE OUTER TEMPLE, 222 STRAND
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Nathan Tavares QC
Principal areas of practice are clinical negligence, product liability (medical devices mainly), professional negligence and personal injury, for both claimant and defendant. Nathan is highly experienced in catastrophic injury claims and has a case load of predominantly multimillion pound injury claims – typically brain or spinal injury. Areas of additional specialism include: aviation accidents, equestrian claims, spinal surgery cases, psychiatric negligence and mental health law, and claims involving the MoD. Nathan is currently involved in multi-party product liability claims involving metal on metal hips and pelvic mesh. Notable cases include: C.R.E v C.R.F & MIB (recovered >£9m in settlement for claimant with brain injury); Evans v Soul Garages, QBD (established liability against a petrol station for selling petrol to a boy who suffered 40% burns after playing with the petrol); Blake v Galloway, CA (leading case on the duty of care owed during horseplay); Freeman v Lockett, QBD (claim to reduction in relation to state funding of care defeated); Mirvahedy v Henley (dealt with the quantum side of this leading case concerning s.2, Animals Act 1971); Kadlec v Lhor Industrie, County Ct. (acted for the French manufacturer of an LGV vehicle in a product liability action against it); Edwards v London Borough of Sutton  EWHC 4378 (QB) (occupier’s liability for historic structures).
Called to the Bar 1992; judge of the Mental Health Review Tribunal since 2004.
Western Circuit; PNBA; PIBA; MHLA.
BSc Hons (Aeronautics); CPE.
Lawyer Rankings(2018 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1
Outer Temple Chambers is ‘an excellent set‘. Often a ‘first choice‘ for high-value catastrophic injury clinical negligence cases, the set fields a strong team, Jonathan Hand QC took silk in 2019, following in the footsteps of Nathan Tavares QC and Eliot Woolf QC in the previous round. Harry Trusted successfully concluded a claim against the Ministry of Defence, where he represented a former soldier, who suffered from epilepsy following the negligent prescription of malaria treatment mefloquine. Secondary victims are another area of expertise – Ben Bradley unusually obtained damages for a father as a secondary victim in a neonatal death claim.(2018 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1
Outer Temple Chambers is a ‘strong set for travel work‘ and it has a ‘number of excellent barristers who are exceptional on cross-border personal injury claims‘. Sarah Crowther QC is involved in Hutchinson v Ocean Beach Club, a Spanish law claim for spinal cord injury arising out of swimming pool incident in Ibiza. Elsewhere, Nathan Tavares QC was instructed by a Spanish national in Menendez v Metal Processing, who was injured in an accident at work in England.(Industrial disease - 2018 silks) Ranked: Tier 1 (Personal injury - 2018 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1 (Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3