BARRISTER PROFILE

Serjeants' Inn Chambers

Debra Powell

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2021

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Court of Protection: Health & Welfare - All Circuits

Band 3

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Debra Powell QC
Excels in health and welfare cases, and is particularly well known for handling matters concerning end-of-life care, and welfare decisions such as those concerning residence and contact. She frequently acts for health and social service bodies, as well as for private entities and the Official Solicitor. 
Strengths: "Very calm and measured, but extremely effective in court."
Recent work: Acted for the family of a woman who had suffered a severe stroke and was considered to be in a vegetative state. The Hospital Trust sought to withdraw ventilation.
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Inquests & Public Inquiries - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Debra Powell QC
A popular choice for inquests concerning clinical negligence. She habitually represents bereaved families, healthcare professionals, NHS trusts and other state agents. She also has experience in Article 2 inquests involving police and prison deaths. Her broad practice additionally sees her regularly appearing in public inquiries. 
Strengths: "Very experienced, thorough and down to earth. She's very straight-talking and clear, and is liked by clients."
Recent work: Represented the Welsh Blood Service in the Infected Blood Inquiry.
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