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Clinical Negligence
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Provided by Nigel Spencer-Ley

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Nigel is a specialist in complex and high value clinical negligence claims. He has a particular interest in claims concerning cauda equina syndrome and encephalitis. He also has wide experience in cerebral palsy claims, consent cases, haemochromatosis claims, negligence while undertaking spinal surgery, failure to diagnose cancer (including claims against GPs) and wrongful birth.

The total value of settlements which he has negotiated over the past two years is in the region of £10 million. In 2017 Nigel secured one of the highest ever UK settlements in a cauda equina claim, with damages agreed at £3.3 million. In 2019 Nigel secured damages of £3.2 million in a sight loss case.

Nigel is the co-author of the Claims for Wrongful Birth chapter in Kemp & Kemp. He has also written the Clinical Negligence Claims chapter for A Medic’s Guide to Essential Legal Matters, Oxford University Press. He regularly lectures on clinical negligence claims.

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Clinical Negligence - London (Bar)
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Band 3

Nigel Spencer-Ley
Nigel Spencer-Ley is a well-regarded clinical negligence barrister, noted for his expertise in cauda equina and encephalitis claims. He is also experienced in the handling of complex cases arising from surgical negligence, dental negligence and the failed diagnosis of cancer. He is regularly instructed in cases involving complex issues around consent.

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