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Provided by Benjamin Browne KC

Practice Areas

Personal injury - acting for both sides including alleged radiation injury, work related stress, defective components, riding accidents, criminal acts of employees and Fatal Accident Act claims. Clinical negligence - acting for both sides in cases involving catastrophic birth injury, negligent diagnosis and treatment, failure to recognise medical conditions, failure to safeguard suicidal patients. Travel - accidents abroad, Rome II, jurisdictional issues. Notable cases: Goldsmith v Patchcott and Roach [2012] PIQR P11 (COA) Animals Act. Collier v Norton [2012]: highest reported PI case, Wall v Mutuelle de Poitiers [2013]: Approach to evidence under Rome II. Mohamud v Morrisons Supreme Court [2015] vicarious liability, Williams v BHB Privy Council [2016] material contribution in clinical negligence. Balwan v Surgi-Med Clinic [2019] International medical malpractice case. Carrara v Collins and Gibraltar Health Authority. Catastrophic brain injury sustained by claimant in road traffic accident in Gibraltar.

Recognised as the inaugural Legal 500 Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Silk of the Year in 2013, having previously been nominated for Chambers UK’s Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Silk of the Year in 2011.

Career

Called 1976; Inner Temple; QC 1996; Recorder 1998.

Christ Church, Oxford. MA Jurisprudence.

Professional Memberships

PIBA; LawInSport, British Association for Sport and Law.

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UK Bar

Clinical Negligence - London (Bar)
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Band 1

Benjamin Browne KC
Benjamin Browne KC is noted for his mastery in cases involving catastrophic birth injury claims and negligent diagnoses. Browne acts on behalf of both claimants and defendants, employing his many years of experience to champion the interests of his clients. He is known for his expertise in cerebral palsy claims.

Strengths

"He has extensive experience handling cross-jurisdictional matters." "He is able to cut through really complex issues and solicitors respect and value his opinion. He is also excellent at ADR and GSMs."

Recent work

Instructed in a claim brought against a Trinidadian hospital and one of its doctors in San Fernando. The claim arose out of alleged negligent treatment at and around the time of the claimant's birth which led to severe neurological damage.


Personal Injury - London (Bar)
1
Band 1

Benjamin Browne KC
Benjamin Browne KC acts for both claimants and defendants, and continues to enjoy a particularly stellar reputation among insurers. Catastrophic brain and spinal injuries make up the bulk of his personal injury practice. He is also an expert in cases concerning serious injuries suffered abroad as well as those involving contributory negligence. He regularly appears before the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Strengths

"He is very knowledgeable, measured and practical in his advice." "A formidable and very impressive barrister."

Recent work

Acted for the principal contractor on a construction site, at which the claimant suffered a catastrophic spinal injury when he fell down a riser shaft.  The claimant is now paraplegic and brought a claim for damage in excess of £10 million against the principal contractor as well as against two scaffolding contractors.


Travel: International Personal Injury - London (Bar)
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Band 3

Benjamin Browne KC
Benjamin Browne KC deals with cases arising out of RTAs and serious accidents at transportation hubs. He is well regarded for his international experience, which encompasses applicable law matters and cost recovery pursuits on behalf of foreign insurers. He has significant experience appearing before both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.

Strengths

"An extremely experienced silk with an incredible grasp of the issues. He assimilates an incredible amount of evidence and manages and prepares his cases brilliantly." "An immensely friendly barrister and a great advocate who really knows his stuff."

Recent work

Acted for the first defendant in a claim brought against a Trinidadian hospital and one of its doctors in San Fernando arising from the alleged negligent treatment of the claimant at the time of birth which led to severe neurological damage.

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