Set Profile > Hailsham Chambers > London, England
Hailsham Chambers Offices
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Hailsham Chambers > The Legal 500 Rankings
Clinical negligence Tier 1
Hailsham Chambers is 'an increasingly strong specialist set' which offers a 'breadth of knowledge' across every medical specialism. The set is 'packed with bright but critically down to earth individuals' across the spectrum of counsel. 'Highly expert silks' and 'exceptional juniors' are instructed on all types of complex and high-value clinical negligence cases. Alexander Hutton QC acted for the claimant in a brain damage case where a premature baby, following discharge from hospital, developed a cold and blocked nose which worsened into respiratory arrests. Andrew Post QC represented King's College Hospital in a wrongful birth claim arising out of the hospital's failure to identify ambiguous sex before birth, which raised issues in relation to causation and scope of duty - the claim, which was initially pleaded at £7.5m, was settled for £200,000.
Professional negligence Tier 1
Hailsham Chambers is an 'outstanding set for professional negligence' and although it is particularly noted for its experience in claims involving lawyers, the set also handles a raft of accountants', IFAs' and surveyors' negligence cases. Michael Pooles QC acted for the defandant in the Supreme Court case of Perry v Raleys, which examines the correct approach to the assessment of damages for loss of a chance. William Flenley QC appeared in Group Seven v Nasir, which examines the law on dishonest assistance for breach of trust by professionals.
Costs Tier 2
Hailsham Chambers is 'one of the foremost costs sets'; it has 'built a formidable team that has strength in depth' and 'the barristers are all technically gifted and approachable'. Alexander Hutton QC acted for the defendant NHS Trusts in Kai Surrey v Barnet & Chase Farm NHS Trust and others, a closely followed Court of Appeal case where legal aid had been changed to a conditional fee agreement (CFA) and after the event insurance (ATE) before recoverability was abolished from 1 April 2013. Elsewhere, Alice Nash successfully represented the claimant in Aviva Wiser v Lester Wilson where the defendant sought an unusual costs order.
The ‘top-class’ Hailsham Chambers is a ‘slick and professional set’ with an ‘impressive knowledge of professional negligence, particularly lawyer and accountant liability instructions’, as well as being a ‘first choice’ for clinical negligence and costs. Chambers has ‘great strength and depth, a great bunch of people, and incisively intelligent and pragmatic barristers who will leave no stone unturned for their instructing solicitors’. And ‘they do all of this without the stuffiness of some other sets’. In recent developments, Theo Barclay joined the set’s costs group and Richard Beaty arrived from 1 CHANCERY LANE. The ‘very impressive’ senior clerk Stephen Smith and his deputy, Michael Kilbey, lead the ‘personable, reliable, and responsive’ clerking team to ‘provide impeccable service’. ‘They will always, without exception, strive to address our needs proactively and with urgency where warranted,’ said one solicitor. Another source added: ‘Always made to feel like the most important client. Never fail to recommend suitable counsel – realistic regarding workloads. Highly commercial in terms of fees, costs, and benefits.’ ‘Meticulous’ first junior clerk Stuart Paley is ‘always accessible and prompt’. Mary McGuigan is the new fees clerk. Offices in: London
Hailsham Chambers > Firm Profile
Hailsham Chambers strives to provide clients with excellent service. The multi-award winning set is frequently praised for its friendly and helpful clerking, the quality of its members’ work and for its reliability.
The set: Established more than 100 years ago and today offering 50 barristers, eight of whom are silks, Hailsham Chambers contains many of the most sought-after barristers at the London Bar. The set’s progressive thinking and use of modern technologies help Chambers to run efficiently and to offer clients choice and flexibility.
Types of work undertaken: Chambers acts for claimants and defendants, providing advice and representation before all levels of courts and tribunals throughout the world, in the specialist areas of:
Professional negligence: in cases involving lawyers, accountants, auditors, surveyors, valuers, financial professionals and trustees, as well as advising about professional indemnity insurance coverage points.
Clinical negligence: acting for patients and their relatives and dependants, trusts, doctors, dentists, healthcare professionals, health authorities, private hospitals and clinics in civil litigation, at inquests and in the Court of Protection.
Costs litigation: involving points of principle and advising in disputes between solicitor and client, retainers, funding arrangements, DBAs, CFAs and costs budgets.
Professional discipline: advice and advocacy before tribunals and regulatory bodies, both medical and non-medical.
Personal injury: acting for claimants and defendants and their insurers in RTA claims and claims based upon employer’s, occupier’s, public and product liability, with an emphasis on cases of high value and complexity.
Commercial litigation: acting in general commercial matters, such as insurance claims, fraud and partnership disputes.
To find out about the availability of counsel, please contact Hailsham’s clerking team by telephone (0)20 7643 5000 or email email@example.com.
|Senior clerk||Stephen Smith||0207 643 5000|
|Deputy senior clerk||Michael Kilbey||0207 643 5000|
|Head of Chambers||PITTAWAY QC, David (1977)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||POOLES QC, Michael (1978)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||NOLAN QC, Dominic (1985)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||PICTON QC, Julian (1988)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||FLENLEY QC, William (1988)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||POST QC, Andrew (1988)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||HUTTON QC, Alexander (1992)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||RUSHTON QC, Nicola (1993)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||TRACY FORSTER, Jane (1975)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||MISHCON, Jane (1979)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||NEALE, Fiona (1981)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||HOLWILL, Derek (1982)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||JACKSON, Matthew (1986)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||BACON, Francis (1988)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||MANGAT, Dr Tejina (1990)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||HOWARTH, Simon (1991)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||WILTON, Simon (1993)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||PEACOCK, Nicholas (1992)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||CHRISTIE-BROWN, Sarah (1994)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||CHARLWOOD, Spike (1994)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||EWINS, Catherine (1995)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||STACEY, Dan (1996)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||FRISTON, Mark (1997)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||ELLIS, Peter (1997)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||FERGUSON, Eva (1999)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||CARPENTER, Jamie (2000)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||MUNRO, Joshua (2001)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||GILBERTHORPE, James (2002)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||MACKINNON, Lucy (2003)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||BENSON, Imran (2005)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||BENNETT, David (2005)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||NASH, Alice (2006)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||BANKES-JONES, Henry (2004)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||O'REILLY, Niamh (2007)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||McMAHON, Heather (1999)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||BAILEY, Stephen (2006)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||JUCKES, David (2008)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||MEILAND, Justin (2010)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||PILSBURY, Nicholas (2008)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||CAMPBELL-CLAUSE, Nicola (2010)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||ANDERTON, Richard (2010)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||TEW, Alicia (2012)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||CORAM JAMES, Clementine (2012)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||BARCLAY, Theo (2013)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||STORY, David (2012)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||STEER, Jack (2013)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||COLEMAN, Jake (2013)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||PATRICK, Michael (2014)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||ELLIOTT, Clare (2015)||0207 643 5000|
|Members of Chambers||ECHLIN, Alexander (2017)||0207 643 5000|