UK Bar London (Bar) Clinical Negligence
Rankings overview for Sets
- Jacob Levy KC Deka Chambers26 Years Ranked
- Robert Kellar KC 1 Crown Office Row8 Years Ranked
- Stuart McKechnie KC Deka Chambers13 Years Ranked
- Andrew Kennedy KC
- Charles Bagot KC
- Emily Formby KC
- Farrah Mauladad KC
- Gerard Boyle KC
- Giles Mooney KC
- James Counsell KC
- Jonathan Hand KC
- Jonathan Holl-Allen KC
- Judith Ayling KC
- Martin Porter KC
- Neil Sheldon KC
- Owain Thomas KC
- Rachel Vickers KC
- Sarah Crowther KC
- Sarah Lambert KC
- Shaheen Rahman KC
- Theodore Huckle KC
- William Audland KC
- William Edis KC
- Charles Woodhouse KC Old Square Chambers13 Years Ranked
- Laura Johnson KC Deka Chambers15 Years Ranked
- Claire Toogood KC
- Claire Watson KC
All Sets profiles
11 Crown Office RowClinical NegligenceUK Bar 2023 | Band 1 | 19 Years Ranked1 Crown Office Row draws consistent praise from market commentators, who note that it has "a wealth of expertise on offer from junior to senior barristers." Members are regularly instructed in the most complex and high-profile cases in the market, and are experienced in the handling of claims relating to injuries of the utmost severity. The team acts for both claimants and defendants, and the set's enviable client list includes several medical defence organisations, hospitals, insurers and individual doctors. Recent matters handled by the set include acting for the defence in the high profile case of The estate of Jessye Norman v Adnan Al-Kaisy and Others. The set's barrister have also recently handled a number of obstetric negligence claims. Members also have considerable experience of appearing at inquests and public inquiries. Instructing solicitors report that "1 Crown Office Row have some of the best barristers in the clinical negligence world," adding: "They have exceptional counsel at all levels of call, each dedicated to providing exceptional insight, empathetic but straightforward delivery and high levels of service."
- Serjeants' Inn ChambersClinical NegligenceUK Bar 2023 | Band 1
27BRClinical NegligenceUK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 19 Years Ranked7BR is a highly regarded set in the clinical negligence market, noted for its expertise spanning the full range of claims. Areas of expertise for the team include obstetric, psychiatric and catastrophic brain and spinal injury claims, and members are experienced in the representation of both claimants and defendants, including several private hospitals and individual practitioners. The set also houses considerable strength in the handling of fatal claims, and its barristers are regularly called upon to appear at inquests. Instructing solicitors describe 7BR as "a very reliable, hard-working and trusted set " which houses "true specialists in clinical negligence." Recently, barristers have been instructed to act for the claimants in relation to a claim where the claimant contracted sepsis, resulting in the amputation of his arms and legs. 2Hailsham ChambersClinical NegligenceUK Bar 2023 | Band 2 | 19 Years RankedHailsham Chambers is described by instructing solicitors as "a very able and responsive set" offering "a huge range of expertise and experience." The team is highly regarded for its expert representation of both claimants and defendants in a wide range of clinical negligence cases, and offers considerable strength in brain and spinal injury, obstetric and fatal claims. Members are also recognised for their adroit handling of claims involving allegations of surgical negligence and failures in diagnoses. Difficult quantum disputes and cases involving complex issues surrounding liability and causation are also key areas of strength for the team. Members continue to act for the claimant in Nandi v Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust in connection with a serious brain injury sustained on a post-natal ward. The set also acted for the defendant in Cochran v Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, a claim arising from an above-knee amputation.
32 Temple GardensClinical NegligenceUK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 19 Years Ranked2 Temple Gardens houses a strong bench of seasoned experts who are highly regarded for their handling of a wide range of clinical negligence claims. Interviewees note that they are an "excellent team with a good choice of top-quality barristers." Areas of expertise for the team include claims arising from birth injuries, delayed diagnoses and surgical negligence, and members are regularly called upon to act in high-value quantum disputes and difficult liability trials. The set's barristers have extensive experience of representing both claimants and defendants, including medical defence organisations, private healthcare providers and NHS bodies. The set is frequently involved in the most high-profile cases in the market, and is regarded as a go-to for complex group actions involving faulty medical devices. The set was recently involved in the high-profile case of Aeden Balwah v Surgi-Med Clinic and Dr Marwan Abdulla concerning alleged medical negligence at the time of a birth. Members also acted on a liability and quantum trial in a case of bilateral severe hip dysplasia in Colley v Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust. 3Crown Office ChambersClinical NegligenceUK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 19 Years RankedThe barristers at Crown Office Chambers are adept at handling clinical negligence matters on behalf of both claimants and defendants, and are regularly instructed by NHS Resolution and MDU, as well as several private health authorities. Interviewees report: "Counsel at Crown Office have a good understanding of the issues and an eye for detail." Another adds: "They are adept at advising on high-value and complex claims in a practical and client-friendly way." Members have considerable expertise in complex catastrophic injury, birth injury and fatal accident claims, and are experienced in the handling of cases arising from alleged surgical negligence. Recently, the set acted for NHS Resolution in defending a substantial claim for damages for an above-knee amputation following knee replacement surgery. The team is also regularly instructed in cases involving medical devices, drawing on the set's ancillary expertise in product liability law. 3Deka ChambersClinical NegligenceUK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 13 Years RankedDeka Chambers is an "exceptional set" housing a strong bench of clinical negligence barristers at both senior and junior level. Members are routinely called upon to act for both claimants and defendants, and are experienced in the handling of complex cases arising from delayed diagnoses and failed cosmetic surgery. Additional areas of strength for the team include catastrophic brain and spinal injury, birth injury and wrongful birth claims, and the set is also noted for its expertise in dental negligence matters. Instructing solicitors note: "They have a number of barristers with significant experience." Members recently acted for the claimant child in a case arising from birth injuries leading to severe brain injury, hypothalamic damage, intractable epilepsy and double-handed 24/7 care. 3Outer Temple ChambersClinical NegligenceUK Bar 2023 | Band 3 | 19 Years RankedOuter Temple Chambers is praised by instructing solicitors for housing "a wide range of expertise and considerable intellectual heft." It boasts a strong bench of senior and junior barristers who have experience of representing both claimants and defendants in a wide range of clinical negligence claims. Areas of expertise for the team include birth injury and catastrophic brain and spinal injury cases, as well as high-value quantum disputes. Members are also adept at acting for doctors and other healthcare professionals in disciplinary proceedings, drawing on the set's strength in complementary areas such as employment and professional discipline. Standout recent cases handled by the set include Khan v Meadows, a complex wrongful birth claim heard in the Supreme Court.
- Cloisters ChambersClinical NegligenceUK Bar 2023 | Band 3
439 Essex ChambersClinical NegligenceUK Bar 2023 | Band 4 | 18 Years Ranked39 Essex Chambers is a "fantastic set of barristers." Its members are regularly called on to represent both injured claimants and defendants, such as NHS Resolution, healthcare insurers and several medical defence organisations, in the full range of clinical negligence claims. Members are experienced in the handling of complex cases involving allegations of negligent treatment and delayed and missed diagnoses, and are noted for their expertise in both individual and group actions. The set is also regarded as a go-to for difficult and high-value quantum disputes and product liability claims relating to faulty medical products. The set continues to act for the NHS in the high-profile Metal-on-Metal Hip Litigation.
5DevereuxClinical NegligenceUK Bar 2023 | Band 5 | 14 Years RankedDevereux's members are well regarded for their expertise in complex clinical negligence matters. Members act for both claimants and defendants, including several NHS trusts as well as individual doctors, dentists and other healthcare professionals, and areas of expertise for the team include wrongful birth, brain injury, cerebral palsy and Erb's palsy claims. The set's barristers are also regularly instructed in high-value quantum disputes, and offer considerable strength in the handling of cases involving questions surrounding breach of duty, liability and causation. Recently, members were instructed on Paul and Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust, a key Court of Appeal hearing determining whether family members who witness the death of a patient long after careless treatment are entitled to claim as 'secondary victims'. 5Doughty Street ChambersClinical NegligenceUK Bar 2023 | Band 5 | 19 Years RankedDoughty Street Chambers is noted for its expert handling of a wide range of clinical negligence claims. Members are regularly instructed in complex cases arising from hospital-acquired infections and birth injuries, including cerebral palsy claims. Additional areas of strength for the team include claims involving allegations of surgical errors and misdiagnosis. The set's barristers also have experience of handling fatal claims, and are frequently called upon to appear at inquests and major inquiries.