Dr Neil Shastri-Hurst > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
B4 6DR

Work Department

Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury, Inquests, Regulatory, and Mediation.


Neil is dual qualified in Medicine and Law.  His practice is focussed upon Healthcare (Clinical Negligence and Professional Regulatory), Coronial, and Personal Injury work.  He is also an accredited mediator.   

Neil started his medical career in the Royal Army Medical Corps and has practised both within the British Army and in the civilian world.  He has over a decade of experience as a doctor, predominantly in the field of Major Trauma.

He appears in court on a wide range of matters, including trials and interlocutory hearings.  Neil balances his court work with a busy paperwork practice.  He regularly drafts pleadings and advices in relation to fast-track and multi-track matters.

In the field of Clinical Negligence, Neil is happy to accept instructions across a wide range of medical specialisms.  He is equally comfortable taking instructions from both claimants and defendants.  He is frequently instructed at an early stage to utilise his medical knowledge in the identification of potential causes of action, defences, and experts.  In respect of defendant work, Neil is regularly instructed against opposing counsel of significantly higher call.

Neil regularly appears in inquests, both on behalf of families and other interested persons.  He has a particular interest in coronial investigations related to potential failings in clinical care.

With respect to Personal Injury work, Neil maintains a broad practice across all core areas. Given his professional background, he has developed a significant interest in cases involving major traumatic injuries.  He has brought his medical experience to bear when being led on cases involving catastrophic injuries.

Neil was appointed a Medical Member of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal in 2016; he continued to sit in this capacity until 2022.  More recently, he has developed his healthcare practice to include healthcare regulatory work.  He appears regularly on behalf of the NMC in fitness to practice matters.”




Called 2018; Middle Temple




Medical Member, Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service – 2016-2022


Appeals Committee Member, Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority


Member of the Veterans Advisory and Pension Committee (West Midlands)




Baron Dr ver Heyden De Lancey Prize, Middle Temple, 2018


Certificate of Honour, Middle Temple, 2018


Diplock Scholar, Middle Temple, 2017


The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Personal Injury Bar Association

Midland Circuit

General Medical Council

Royal College of Surgeons of England

British Medical Association

Medical Protection Society

Birmingham Medico-Legal Society


Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law Birmingham (2018)

Graduate Diploma in Law, University of Law Birmingham (2017)

Diploma in Legal Medicine, Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine (2015)

Postgraduate Diploma in Trauma Sciences (Military & Austere), Queen Mary University of London (2014)

Diploma in the Medical Care of Catastrophes, Worshipful Society of Apothecaries (2012)

Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons  (2012)

Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, University of Nottingham (2007)

Bachelor of Medical Sciences (Hons), University of Nottingham (2005)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Clinical negligence

(Rising stars)Ranked: Tier 1

Neil Shastri-Hurst No5 Barristers’Chambers ‘Neil adds extra value as a barrister in this area with all his medical knowledge as a clinician. He has handled various inquests for us where his skills are invaluable.’