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Eliot Woolf QC

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Outer Temple Chambers (Chambers of Michael Bowes QC, Christopher Gibson QC and Andrew S)


Nationwide practice in clinical negligence, personal injury and professional negligence, acting for claimants and defendants. Clinical negligence covers a wide variety of fields with an emphasis on obstetric injuries and spinal surgery. Personal injury work includes, in particular, group actions against tour operators and holiday claims involving issues of foreign law and jurisdiction, military claims and disease work.


Qualified 1993, Inner temple. Publications of note include: ‘Personal Injury Practice’ (Bloomsbury, 6th edition).




Robinson College, Cambridge (MA 2(1)); City University (Dip).

London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – 2018 silks

Eliot Woolf QC - Outer Temple ChambersA charming and delightful man and also a very effective advocate.

Within: Clinical negligence

Outer Temple Chambers has ‘great strength in depth’ and is ‘especially strong at silk level’. Two of its leading juniors have taken silk in the past year – Eliot Woolf QC and Nathan Tavares QC – providing the set with additional strength. Members are ‘often against leading, recognised counsel’ in ‘claims of the highest value’, such as birth injury cases.

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Within: Consumer – 2018 silks

Eliot Woolf QC - Outer Temple ChambersRecommended for consumer injury claims.

Within: Consumer

Outer Temple Chambers regularly represents claimants on consumer-related cases pertaining to travel law or personal injury. Gerard McDermott QC is highly experienced in personal injury cases, as are newly made silks Sarah Crowther QC and Eliot Woolf QC.

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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – 2018 silks

Eliot Woolf QC - Outer Temple ChambersHe is superb with clients and his attention to detail and ability to distil the issues impresses every time.

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Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

Within: Travel law (including jurisdictional issues) – 2018 silks

Eliot Woolf QC - Outer Temple ChambersHe is a very strong advocate with a great manner and understanding of the law.

Within: Travel law (including jurisdictional issues)

Outer Temple Chambers is ‘an excellent set’ which is still ‘rising up’ in travel law. The set took another step forward this year with three members obtaining silk – Sarah Crowther QC, Nathan Tavares QC and Eliot Woolf QC. The team has a ‘high level of expertise in travel law in all levels of call’ and provides ‘quick turnaround’ in claims of ‘high complexity and value’, including package travel regulations and multi-jurisdictional cases.

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