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1 Crown Office Row

Philip Havers QC

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 3 departments

Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022

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Administrative & Public Law - London (Bar)

Band 2

Philip Havers QC
Philip Havers QC is instructed by claimants and defendants in contentious and non-contentious public law matters. He is particularly adept at defending NHS bodies in challenges against changes to service provision. Other recent matters include cases concerning prison law.
Strengths: "He has such extraordinary experience and in difficult cases his judgement calls are spot on. You can have real confidence in his strategy and tactics."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant before the Court of Appeal in Dolan v Secretary of State for Health, a challenge to the legality of the regulations introduced to enforce the coronavirus lockdown in England.
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Civil Liberties & Human Rights - London (Bar)

Band 3

Philip Havers QC
Philip Havers QC is an esteemed silk with a diverse and wide-ranging portfolio of human rights and civil liberties work. He is highly respected for his approach to sensitive cases concerning matters such as mental health, assisted suicide and complex aspects of clinical negligence.
Strengths: "He is a really lovely advocate. He is very methodical and careful in his preparation."
Recent work: Acted for the claimant in Dolan v Secretary of State for Health, a challenge to the legality of the coronavirus lockdown regulations.
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Clinical Negligence - London (Bar)

Star Individuals

Philip Havers QC
Philip Havers QC is a highly esteemed barrister noted for his far-reaching expertise in multiple areas of clinical negligence. He also devotes much of his practice to an array of other disciplines, including personal injury, human rights and environmental law. He has a strong appellate practice and frequently undertakes advocacy before the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court.
Strengths: "He's brilliant - a master in the field." "A true star. He is clever, meticulous and a joy to work with. He's very experienced, enormously well respected and deeply knowledgeable." "He is at the top of his game and is an absolutely fantastic mediator."
Recent work: Represented the St George's Hospital Trust in a case concerning the disclosure of medical records concerning hereditary conditions to family members.
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