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Mr Stuart Mckechnie
Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence
Called 1997. Silk 2018 Stuart specialises in the highest value catastrophic injury claims involving complex issues and multiple experts. He works for many of the leading personal injury and clinical negligence solicitor firms in the country and almost all of his practice is at the High Court. In 2016 Stuart advised and represented claimants in cases with a combined value in excess of £100 million. In addition to the high value cases he undertakes on his own (regularly worth into the multiple millions), Stuart is currently instructed as junior counsel on a large number of very high value catastrophic claims. In JDF (a Child) v. Hampshire County Council he recently settled what is thought to be the highest award ever made / approved by a Court, the equivalent of £28 million capitalised. In 2012 Stuart was appointed as 1 of only 3 Barrister members of the working party responsible for the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases.
University of Nottingham 1993-96. Called to the Bar 1997. Inner Temple Scholar.
Member of 5-person working party responsible for the Judicial College Guidelines for the Assessment of General Damages in Personal Injury Cases. Appointed to the Technical Board responsible for reviewing the Law Society\’s Personal Injury Panel for solicitors nation wide.
University of Nottingham, Degree: LLB Law, Inner Temple Scholar
Away from work, Stuart likes to spend time with his young family and watch sport. He continues to live in hope that his beloved Norwich City Football Club will “do a Leicester”.
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9 Gough Square is a ‘good set of chambers with a range of strengths‘ and ‘sound medical knowledge‘. High-value birth injury, spinal surgery, fertility treatment and sterilisation claims are all areas of expertise for its barristers, who are also experienced in dealing with genetic issues and delayed cancer diagnosis cases. Grahame Aldous QC and Stuart McKechnie QC reached a multi-million pound settlement, following a Court of Appeal decision (EXP v Barker) concerning allegations of bias on the part of experts, on behalf of a district judge who suffered a disabling stroke after a failure to identify and treat a cranial aneurysm.