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Chambers of Simon Readhead QC

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Edward Bishop QC

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1 CHANCERY LANE (Chambers of Simon Readhead QC)


Barrister specialising in personal injury, clinical negligence, police cases and general professional negligence/contractual disputes. Cases include: Boyle v Met Police [2013] EWCH395; Silverstone v Mortensen (1), Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust [2012] EWCH 2706; Saunders v Sussex Police [2012] EWCA Civ 1197; Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation [2010] EWHC 865; Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire [2008] UKHL 50; Smith v Chief Constable of Sussex Police [2008] UKHL 50; Smith v Chief Constable of Sussex Police [2008]; Van Colle v Chief Constable of Hertfordshire [2007] CA; Sully v Morewood [2004]; Zuchi v Waitrose [2002]; Chittock v Woodbridge School [2002] CA; Wadey v Surrey County Council [2000] HL.


Called 1985; Middle Temple; publications: specialist editor ‘Pittaway and Hammerton: Professional Negligence Cases’ (Butterworths 1998); contributing editor of Kemp and Kemp on the Quantum of Damages since 2009; author of ‘Recoupment of damages’ in the PIBA Handbook, Jordans March 2007; author of ‘Police Complaints, Misconduct and Disciplinary Proceedings and Discipline’ in ‘Emergency Services Law and Liability’, Jordans, 2006.


Professional Negligence Bar Association; Personal Injury Bar Association.


King’s School, Canterbury; Pembroke College, Cambridge (1982 BA; 1985 MA).


Sport, wine, travel; member of MCC.

London Bar

Clinical negligence

Within: Clinical negligence – Leading silks

Edward Bishop QC - 1 Chancery LaneHe is extremely bright and gets to the nub of a case immediately.

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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Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading silks

Edward Bishop QC - 1 Chancery LaneHe is a very skilled advocate, particularly when cross-examining experts. Clients like him because he is very personable.

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