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Ranked in 2 Practice Areas
1

Band 1

Clinical Negligence

London (Bar)

26 Years Ranked

3

Band 3

Personal Injury

London (Bar)

11 Years Ranked

About

Provided by Simon Readhead KC

UK Bar

Practice Areas

Simon Readhead KC has a wide-ranging practice in medico-legal law including all aspects of clinical liability, professional liability and indemnity claims particularly involving clinical liability and personal injury, personal injury claims including industrial accidents and occupational diseases, health and safety claims and product liability.

Simon has a special interest and expertise in catastrophic injury claims - including birth trauma and other neurological injuries particularly involving the head and spine - and high value and complex quantum claims.

Simon is recognised as a Tier/Band 1 King’s Counsel in the current editions of the leading legal directories in the UK. He is also listed in The Best Lawyers in the UK. Simon is the joint Head of Chambers at Deka Chambers and is also the current President of the Medico-Legal Society.

Career

Simon is a former Junior of the Midland Circuit and was the founding author of piBlawg, an online clinical liability and personal injury blog. He was involved in the development of piCalculator which is now the leading online encrypted damages calculation tool. Simon is regularly asked to speak at conferences and seminars both in the UK and abroad.

Simon is authorised to sit as a deputy judge in the civil, criminal and family courts. He is also a Master of the Bench of the Middle Temple and a trustee and member of the management committees of both the Permanent Exhibition of Judicial and Legal Costume in the Royal Courts of Justice and the Arts and Education Trust at the Rolls Building.

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