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Practice Areas

Debra Powell QC was called to the Bar in 1995 and took silk in 2017. Debra specialises in healthcare and policing law, with particular emphasis in recent years on clinical negligence, inquests, and public and regulatory law. She also regularly appears in cases concerning decisions about serious medical treatment, and in wider Court of Protection work. She is known for her skill in handling sensitive situations. Earlier editions describe her as a “really level-headed, a great advocate. She cuts through all the hysteria and comes up with a sensible solution,” and “great on paper, great in conference and great in court.” Please visit the Serjeants' Inn website for her profile, which sets out full details of her practice including relevant work of note.

Professional Memberships



Medical Treatment: Decisions and The Law (co-author); Inquest Law Reports (joint editor 2000-12); The Mental Health Act Explained (co-author).