Justin Meiland > Hailsham Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Hailsham Chambers
CHAMBERS OF JULIAN PICTON KC
4 PAPER BUILDINGS, TEMPLE
EC4Y 7EX
England

Position

Justin specialises in medical law, professional liability, and professional discipline. He offers clear and practical advice combined with a sensitive approach to his clients’ needs. A robust advocate, he regularly appears in the County Courts and High Court.

Justin has a busy and varied clinical negligence practice, acting for both claimants and defendants in a range of cases including high value claims involving complex expert evidence. He also advises and drafts pleadings in cases relating to solicitors’ negligence.

Justin is regularly instructed to attend regulatory hearings relating to fitness to practise. He has represented practitioners at the NMC, GMC and HCPC and has been instructed in appeals including the Court of Appeal case of Doherty v NMC [2017] EWCA Civ 1344.

Justin graduated with a Double First from Oxford University (Magdalen College). He received a Distinction in the Graduate Diploma in Law and an Outstanding in the Bar Vocational Course.

“He is tremendously intelligent, conscientious and approachable.” Legal 500, 2018

“Very clever, calm and hardworking.” Legal 500, 2020

“He is able to digest large amounts of information and pull out key points extremely well.” Legal 500, 2021.

Career

Called 2010, Lincoln’s Inn; Megarry Pupillage Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn, 2010; Buchanan Prize, Lincoln’s Inn, 2010; Tort Essay Prize, 1 Chancery Lane, 2009; Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn, 2009; Maitland Advocacy Prize, 2008; Lord Haldane Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn, 2008.

Education

Justin obtained a double first in classics and oriental studies at Oxford University, where he also went on to complete his DPhil. After working as a university lecturer, he completed the graduate diploma in law at City University where he obtained a distinction. At Bar School, he was classed as outstanding.