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Outer Temple Chambers

James Counsell QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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UK Bar
Clinical Negligence - London (Bar)

Band 3

James Counsell QC
James Counsell QC upholds a well-balanced clinical negligence practice serving both claimants and defendants, including dentists and doctors. His instructions concern the full spectrum of allegations including surgical and diagnostic errors. He is also accomplished at handling personal injury cases.
Strengths: "He is very knowledgeable, completely on top of the legal issues and able to offer sensible and tactically astute advice." "He's skilful when handling witnesses and experts in conference." "Very impressive in court."
Recent work: Acted for an elderly claimant in a claim for damages when spinal surgery led to a dural tear (in covering of the spinal cord), causing loss of mobility and bowel/bladder problems.
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Professional Discipline - London (Bar)

Band 3

James Counsell QC
James Counsell QC is an accomplished advocate with an extensive history of appearing in significant High Court appeals. He has excellent knowledge of disciplinary schemes across a wide range of professions, including medical practitioners, accountants, solicitors, barristers and actuaries.
Strengths: "He super speedy in his response, very sensible in his approach and takes an appropriate view of the situations. Very charismatic and smooth in his style." "His unflappable exterior conceals a polished performer before the Panels. He is well received whenever he appears."
Recent work: Acted in defence of a cosmetic surgeon against allegations he misled a patient over the identity of the supplier of breast implants and pressured them to have surgery with the offer of a price reduction.
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