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Andrew Post QC

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Andrew has two principal areas of specialism: (1) he undertakes clinical negligence, healthcare and disciplinary cases, and has a particular expertise in dealing with technically complex medical issues; (2) he acts and advises in major costs litigation, particularly where points of principle arise and on appeal. Recent significant cases include R v Zinga CA 2014, intervention in Court of Criminal Appeal case as to costs recoverable by private prosecutors; MW and NW v (1) Dr Thomas (2) NW Strategic HA QBD 2014, highly complex CP case arising out of birth and neonatal treatment of premature twins who both suffered brain damage by two different mechanisms; Rogers v Dr Woodhead and Central Manchester NHS Trust QBD 2013, claim for delay in diagnosis of Hinman’s syndrome; Hague and Hague v DLA SCCO 2013, solicitor/client dispute as to entitlement to assessment of costs of £1.8m; Sheridan v Basildon & Thurrock NHS Trust QBD 2013, shoulder dystocia claim, discontinued on eve of trial; K v Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Foundation Trust QBD 2012, CP case arising out of monitoring maternal heart; XY v AB NHS Trust QBD 2012, high value FAA claim concerning successful screenwriter and actor.


Called 1988, Middle Temple; QC 2012; Astbury Scholarship and various other awards; Bar Council Panel of Assessors for Costs Appeals.




Radley College; Trinity College, Cambridge (1984 MA History, Entrance Scholar); City University (1987 Dip LP, Distinction); ICSL 1988, placed second in Bar Finals.


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London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Andrew Post QC - Hailsham ChambersHe is a great counsel with a keen eye for detail, fantastic number work and excellent manner with clients.

Within: Clinical negligence

Hailsham Chambersis first rate when it comes to clinical negligence’ work. The set offers ‘very skilled, knowledgeable, high-calibre barristers at all levels of call’ and the ‘expertise is tailored to the individual client and matter needs’. Alexander Hutton QCand Andrew Post QC have ‘real appetite’ for complex and high-value cases. Hutton successfully represented the defendant in Gabriele Shaw v Dr Kovac, an important Court of Appeal decision on a potential new head of damages and new cause of action for breach of informed consent to treatment.

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Within: Costs – Leading silks

Andrew Post QC - Hailsham ChambersRecommended for costs litigation.

Within: Costs

Hailsham Chambers is ‘an excellent set, particularly in relation to costs litigation’. Alexander Hutton QC acted for the defendant in Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry, which detailed the effect of costs budgeting on future detailed assessments. Andrew Post QC represented claimants on a cost budget regarding a defective metal hip replacement claim which was budgeted at £2.2m less than was sought.

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