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John De Bono QC

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


Barrister specialising in (a) clinical negligence: acts for both claimants and defendants including in claims of the highest value; (b) discipline/regulation: represents doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals before regulatory bodies (GMC, NMC, Care Standards Tribunal) and acts for PCTs and practitioners in FHSAA hearings; police misconduct hearings and appeal hearings; (c) public law: particularly claims arising out of community care and health legislation for and against local authorities, NHS Trust and private individuals; (d) police law: acts for police forces in civil damages claims, judicial review and in police disciplinary proceedings. Cases include: Chandrasekera v Nursing & Midwifery Council [2009] EWHC 144 (Admin), striking off nurse convicted of manslaughter of her husband not disproportionate; Azzam v General Medical Council [2009] LS Law Medical 28: [2009] 105 BMLR 142, GMC must consider remediation when considering whether fitness to practice is impaired; Tagg v Countess of Chester Hospital [2007] 95 BMLR 76, gynaecologist had failed to inspect bowel adequately following removal of ovaries. Andrew Moore v Care Standards Tribunal and Commission for Social Care Inspection [2005] 1 WLR 2979 (CA), (meaning of a care home for the purposes of the Care Standards Act 2000); Charlie Aru v Chief Constable of Merseyside [2004] 1 WLR 1697 (CA), (Court of Appeal has no jurisdiction to hear appeal from judicial review challenge to a police caution); Ryan v Liverpool Health Authority and Liverpool City Council [2002] Lloyd’s Rep Med 23 (liability of local authority to fund care for accident victims); Barry v Liverpool City Council [2001] LGR 361 (lawfulness of licensing scheme for door keepers).


Called 1995; Gray’s Inn. Publications include: ‘Who foots the bill’, Solicitors Journal (SJ) (2003) Vol 147 No 39; ‘Damages for Care – local authority indemnities: Part 1’ Journal of Personal Injury Law (JPIL) (June 2002) Issue No 2; Damages for care – local authority indemnities: Part 2’ JPIL (December 2003); ‘Degrees of dependency’, New Law Journal (NLJ) (2003) Vol 152, No 7086.


Professional Negligence Bar Association; Personal Injuries Bar Association.


Downside School; Oriel College, Oxford (MA (Hons) Philosophy and Theology, 1st).

London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading silks

John de Bono QC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersOne of the most genuine men at the Bar and a class of his own, excellent both in relation to liability and quantum.

Within: Clinical negligence

Members of the ‘excellentSerjeants' Inn Chambers are ‘leaders in the field’ and can provide barristers ‘for all values of claims’. The set is ‘at the top of its game’ with ‘great counsel’ at a silk level – Angus Moon QC and John de Bono QC – and ‘notable juniors’ such as Ranald Davidson and Neil Davy. In resolving claims they are ‘very forward thinking and innovative’ and ‘client care is at the heart of what they do’. Cases include claims of utmost severity and medical complexity.

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Police law (defendant)

Within: Police law (defendant) – Leading silks

John de Bono QC - Serjeants' Inn ChambersHe represents forces in misconduct hearings and court litigation.

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