Jonathan Derrington > Chambers of Mark Anderson QC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Mark Anderson QC
No5 Barristers Chambers
B4 6DR
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Jonathan has a wide-ranging practice in the areas of clinical negligence and personal injury. His clinical negligence practice has included cases involving: general medical practice; nursing practice (including fatal pressure sore injury and malnutrition cases); negligently performed operations (including general surgical error, abdominal surgery, urological surgery, orthopaedic surgery (including hip replacement surgery)); delays in treatment and diagnosis including cancer cases and failure to diagnose malaria; failed cosmetic surgery (including breast surgery and abdominoplasty); GP negligence; orthopaedic mismanagement; failure to give informed consent and negligent dental treatment. Jonathan’s practice in this area is exclusively claimant based. He is praised for his careful yet effective handling of sensitive issues with clients and for his proficiency in extracting the best from medical experts. His personal injury practice includes claims involving allegations of fraud (principally for defendant insurers, including complex ring fraud), road traffic accidents (including claims against the Motor Insurers’ Bureau), accidents at work, industrial disease, occupiers’ liability claims, highway ‘tripping’ claims, and coroner’s inquests and fatal accident claims (dealing with complex loss of earnings points). Jonathan is often instructed at a very early stage in cases, giving clear, practical advice, both in conference and in writing. His defendant insurance fraud practice makes him a robust crossexaminer, with a careful eye for detail and inference.


Called 1998; Inner Temple.




Malvern College; City University (1991 BSc Joint Hons Econ/Phil); UWE (1997 PGDipLaw; 1998 BVC).