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Chambers of Simon Readhead QC

LONDON, WC2A 1LF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7092 2900
Fax:
Fax 020 7404 9876
DX:
364 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.1chancerylane.com

Simon Readhead QC

Tel:
Work 020 7092 2900
Email:
1 CHANCERY LANE (Chambers of Simon Readhead QC)

Position

Specialist in clinical and other professional negligence cases, personal injury claims, public and administrative law, medico-legal issues, judicial review and human rights. Cases include Haynes v Kingston Hospital NHS Trust [2014] EWHC 2321; Nyang v G4S & Justice Services Ltd & Ors [2013] EWHC 3946 (QB); Jones v Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Foundation Trust [2008]; R (Laporte) v Chief Constable of Gloucestershire [2006].

Career

Legal adviser News Corporation Limited 1978-86; junior of the Midland & Oxford Circuit 1988-89; General Council of the Bar Costs Panel 1992-10; assistant recorder Crown Court 1995; recorder  Crown and County Courts 2000; Queen’s Counsel 2006; bencher Middle Temple 2012.

Member

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers; Commonwealth Lawyers Association; London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association; Medico-Legal Society; Personal Injuries Bar Association; Professional Negligence Bar Association.

Education

1977 BA; 1978 BCL; 1980 MA.


London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Simon Readhead QC - 1 Chancery LaneCalm, assured and very smart.

Within: Clinical negligence

1 Chancery Lane has ‘good counsel at all levels and availability’. The set is instructed by both claimants and defendants, including medical defence organisations. Highly regarded members include Simon Readhead QC and Edward Bishop QC, the latter is acting for the defendant in a multi-million pound claim for clinical negligence in the treatment of the H5N1 ‘bird flu’ virus.

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