Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Clinical Negligence - London (Bar)
David Myhill is applauded by commentators for his extensive medical knowledge, which he applies to cases on behalf of both claimants and defendant organisations. He is highly sought after by NHS trusts and private health organisations, such as cosmetic surgery clinics. He is also very experienced in appearing at inquests.
Strengths: "He has such good attention to detail and is so well prepared. He is also great on his feet." "He is very good at drafting and his advice is excellent." "He has a very positive manner with clients and is responsive to clients' needs."
Recent work: Instructed by the defendant in EXH v North London University Hospitals, a case arising out of a stroke suffered by a five-year-old child, alleging that she had been left in a minimally conscious state.
Product Liability - London (Bar)
David Myhill has a strong track record of handling group actions, with a particular emphasis on claims arising out defective medical devices. He provides expert representation to product manufacturers and other defendants, drawing on his complementary strength in clinical negligence.
Strengths: "He has fantastic attention to detail and is extremely good at marshalling information." "A brilliant advocate who is extremely personable, very easy to get along with, super intelligent and super sharp."
Recent work: Acted for a claimant who suffered a fall from her horse when a horse bridle failed while showjumping.
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Specialist civil practice, with particular expertise in product liability (medical devices, products causing property damage and recovery actions), disputes involving professionals accused of negligence (including clinical negligence, as well as surveyors, accountants, brokers, IFAs and solicitors) and general commercial and insurance litigation.
Clinical negligence practice involves regular instructions in high value claims for Claimants, NHS Trusts and privately insured Defendants, with regular trial experience.
Substantial product liability practice with an emphasis on medical devices, including implantable prostheses and surgical equipment.
Property damage practice involves many subrogated claims involving fires and floods (especially those caused by the failure of products such as circuit breakers or pipework) as well as subsidence claims.
Insurance work includes coverage disputes, claims involving fraud, and interpretation of all forms of non-marine policies.
Regularly acts in settlement negotiations including mediations and round table meetings.
Highly experienced in representing parties at all forms of oral hearing, including arbitrations, trials, applications and inquests.
Called 2006; Lincoln's Inn.