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Arnot Manderson

Clinical Negligence

4 ranked barristersBand 2Scotland (Bar)UK Bar 2022 View ranking table

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Arnot Manderson is a highly regarded stable for complex medical negligence matters. Its members are regularly called upon to represent both pursuer and defender clients, including NHS hospital trusts, medical defence organisations and individual doctors and dentists, in high-value catastrophic or fatal injury claims. In addition to offering expertise in injuries arising from negligence and delayed or failed diagnosis, the stable's advocates are also well regarded for their handling of claims involving defective medical products and equipment.

Client service:

"The clerking service is excellent." Andrew Sutherland and Elizabeth Manderson are the advocates' clerks.

Strengths:

Andrew Young QC
Andrew Young QC is commended for his effective pursuit and defence of clinical negligence claims. He has noteworthy experience in cases concerning catastrophic brain injuries and delayed cancer diagnosis claims.
"He is excellent." "He is famously clever, he is good at everything."

Strengths:

Arabella Tait
Arabella Tait is an esteemed advocate who is recognised for her assured handling of a diverse array of clinical negligence cases. She is instructed by both defender and pursuer clients and has accrued impressive experience in relation to catastrophic injury claims, including delayed diagnoses, surgical failures and wrongful birth matters. She is also well regarded for her expertise in dental negligence claims. "She is particularly good with sensitive cases and she is detail-oriented."

Strengths:

Colin MacAulay QC
Colin MacAulay QC is a venerable silk with a longstanding reputation in the clinical negligence space. He concentrates on litigating catastrophic injury claims and also serves in public inquiries. "He is very good in a difficult situation, a good litigator and regarded as excellent." "He is one of the most experienced people at the Bar and he is an impressive lawyer."

Strengths:

Nick Gardiner
Nick Gardiner is a noteworthy advocate who has developed an extensive practice in personal injury as well as medical negligence cases, acting for both pursuers and defenders. He often receives praise for his thoroughness and attention to detail. Experienced and well-equipped advocate to handle failed diagnoses and birth injuries.
"He is solid, very experienced and capable." "Nick is a detailed and confident lawyer and he is very thorough."
Recent work: Instructed in a failed diagnosis case concerning the failure to diagnose a clot in the arteries of the claimant's legs, which resulted in a below-the-knee amputation.

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Silks (QC)

Scotland (Bar)

Clinical Negligence


Andrew R W Young QC
Band 2
Colin MacAulay QC
Senior Statespeople

Juniors

Scotland (Bar)

Clinical Negligence


Arabella Tait
Band 2
Nick Gardiner
Band 3