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Emily Formby QC

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Senior junior in personal injury, clinical negligence, all injury claims for claimant and defendant. Catastrophic injury specialist, fatal accidents, mental health cases, missed or delayed diagnoses & birth injury trauma. Clinical negligence: has outstanding clinical understanding; cases: delayed referral, diagnosis and treatment, obstetrics, neurological disability, sepsis, endocrinology and bariatric surgery. Highly experienced in causation, material contribution and damages calculations. Secondary victim claim specialist. Extensive Inquest experience: Art 2, jury and multi-party accidents. Advises in high value claims with multiple tortfeasors. Experienced in all types of workplace accidents. Road traffic claims, cycling and highway claims. Sports and abuse claims. Court of Protection work: management of damages and Best Interest cases. Her tenacity as a trial advocate is renowned, she is actively involved in negotiated settlements where she is recognised as formidable but fair, utilising her mediation skills. CEDR mediator. Sits as Recorder in the Crown & County Court.


Call - 1993;

Recorder of the Crown & County Court

2009. CEDR Mediator.

Professional Memberships

Personal Injuries Bar Association, Executive member & Bar Council representative. PNBA


Kemp: Quantum of Damages, contributing editor; Kemp & Kemp: Practice & Procedure, contributor; Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service, section editor; PIBA Personal Injury Handbook 2007 (3rd Edn) - contributor.