Heads of Chambers: Angus Moon QC, John Beggs QC
Senior Clerk: Lee Johnson
Joint Chief Executives: Martin Dyke, Catherine Calder
THE CHAMBERS Serjeants’ Inn is consistently ranked by the directories as a market leader in clinical negligence, Court of Protection, inquests and inquiries, police law, product liability, professional disciplinary and regulatory and public law. Over the last three years, numbers at Serjeants’ Inn have increased by 35% with the set procuring 11 silks. It has won 23 awards in the same period and was one of the first chambers to be recognised by the Bar Council for its excellence on well-being. Most importantly it continues to attract the key briefs in crucial cases, such as Alfie Evans, the Deepcut inquests, and key end of life treatment cases.
Business & Specialist Crime: The team specialises in cases involving professional people and organisations, where the charges range from murder, manslaughter (including corporate manslaughter), health and safety offences, misconduct in public office, perjury and sexual offences to fraud and other financial crime.
Clinical Negligence & Healthcare: Tenants have led the way in developing the law (Sidaway, Heil, Chester and Thompstone). Involvement in high value claims concerning cerebral palsy and catastrophic injuries are undertaken, as well as multi-party actions.
Court of Protection: Members are instructed by PCT’s nationwide, the Official Solicitor, the Public Guardian, CAFCASS and individuals. Members are instructed in the most sensitive and important cases, commonly those involving life or death treatment decisions or fundamental points of legal principle.
Employment: The team practises across the entire range of employment law for a variety of claimants and respondents. It has particular experience in discrimination, whistle-blowing and injunctions in compliance with contractual disciplinary procedures.
Inquests: Recent high profile examples include deaths at the In Amenas/BP terrorist siege, Deep Cut Army Barracks and deaths after police contact such as those of Raoul Moat and Mark Duggan.
Police: The police team has been ranked number one in the UK for over a decade. Members act on behalf of most police forces around the country on a whole range of work including civil claims, judicial reviews, employment, pensions, sensitive operational advice, inquests, misconduct, performance matters and civil applications.
Professional Discipline & Regulatory: Members act for solicitors, barristers, academics and sportsmen. Sir Robert Francis QC chaired the inquiry into the failings of the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust with several members of chambers representing core participants.
Public & Administrative: The team’s work spans judicial review, information law, sports law, mental health law and treasury work. It has particular experience of major inquests and public inquires.
Product Liability: Serjeants’ Inn’s particular product liability expertise is in cases involving injury caused by medical or pharmaceutical products and devices. Members of chambers have been involved in a number of high-profile product liability group actions.