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Charles Foster

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Serjeants' Inn Chambers (Chambers of Angus Moon QC and John Beggs QC)

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Clinical negligence – either side; healthcare; personal injury – either side.


Barrister practising in medical law, including clinical negligence, consent to treatment and withdrawal of treatment, medical disciplinary work and medical crime. Also personal injury and general common law. Instructed regularly by many of the leading firms of medical solicitors for both claimants and defendants in clinical negligence cases, for defendants in medical disciplinary cases and for families/individuals and Trusts/Health Authorities in consent to treatment/withdrawal of treatment cases. Cases include: R v Dharmasena (FGM: 2015); CP v CICA (2014 – re status of foetus); Kadir v Mistry (2014); Nicklinson v Ministry of Justice (necessity and medical murder) 2014 (Supreme Court), R (on the application of Purdy) v DPP (assisted suicide litigation in House of Lords); numerous GMC cases, including sale of human kidneys, fraudulent clinical trials, sexual assault on patients and employees, misprescription of drugs, operating without consent, various allegations of clinical mismanagement, clinical confidentiality etc.


Called 1988. Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford; qualified as veterinary surgeon; research fellow Hebrew University, Jerusalem; tutor in medical law and ethics, University of Oxford; called 1988; Inner Temple; Recorder 2005; Professional Discipline Junior of the Year (Chambers & Partners) 2011. Author of many books and hundreds of articles on medical and other law and regular lecturer on medical law topics to various legal and medical audiences. Regular contributor to ‘The Times’ on medico-legal issues; books include: Altruism, Welfare and the Law (Springer, 2015), The Law and Ethics of Dementia (Hart, 2014).


French and Levantine Arabic.




Shrewsbury School; St John’s College, Cambridge (MA, Vet MB, PhD, MRCVS); Hebrew University, Jerusalem.


Expeditions, writing and music.

London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading juniors

Charles Foster - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHis advice is uncluttered, accessible and delivered so as to minimise any distress to clients.

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Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading juniors

Charles Foster - Serjeants' Inn ChambersAn extremely thoughtful, intelligent barrister whose charm makes him extremely popular with lay clients.

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