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Crown Office Chambers

Alexander Antelme QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 4 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Group Litigation - All Circuits

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Alexander Antelme QC  
Alexander Antelme QC is a respected silk known for his work in large medical device and product liability group claims.
Strengths: "He is incisive, conscientious and user-friendly." "He is a very accomplished advocate who is precise and clear."
Recent work: Acted for Allergan in a case concerning alleged links between its breast implants and a rare cancer.
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Personal Injury - London (Bar)

Band 2

Alexander Antelme QC
Alexander Antelme QC is particularly highly thought of for his adept representation of both claimant and defendant clients in catastrophic injury claims. He is noted for his expertise in fatal accident claims in which the deceased was a high earner. He has a deep knowledge of complex medical causation and liability issues.
Strengths: "Incredibly bright and always extremely well prepared - he leaves no stone unturned. He takes difficult to understand concepts and distils them down so they are easy to understand." "He is fabulous on quantum issues and has really good attention to detail."
Recent work: Acted for one of the defendants in a case involving a woman who suffered a catastrophic brain injury when hoardings at a shopping centre were blown over in high winds.
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Clinical Negligence - London (Bar)

Band 1

Alexander Antelme QC
Alexander Antelme QC is a barrister of great intellect, who has a large caseload of complex high-value matters. He receives instructions from both claimants and defendant organisations, including the MDU and NHS Resolution.
Strengths: "A fantastic advocate - he is really amazing, very slick, sharp and has the ear of the court." "He has an absolute eye for detail, is extremely no-nonsense and gets very good results. His opinion is very much respected."
Recent work: Successfully represented the defendant in a claim involving allegations that an out-of-hours GP, the ambulance service and a hospital trust acted too slowly in treating the claimant's cauda equina syndrome and so caused him irreversible neurological damage.
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Product Liability - London (Bar)

Band 1

Alexander Antelme QC
Alexander Antelme QC attracts considerable praise for his superb handling of complex product liability cases pertaining to medical devices, and is also experienced in cases involving defective household and industrial products. He offers particular prowess in the representation of manufacturers and insurers.
Strengths: "He knows his specialism inside out and is very good at looking at the bigger picture." "A very meticulous and effective advocate."
Recent work: Acted for multiple claimants in Re Hormone Pregnancy Tests (Wilson v Bayer Pharma AG and others), a case concerning hundreds of claimants who sought compensation for severe teratogenic injuries sustained after their mothers took hormone-based pregnancy tests in the 1960s and 1970s.
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