Clinical negligence team grows from strength to strength

November 15, 2017

The clinical negligence team at Exchange Chambers has secured its highest ever rankings in this year’s legal directories.

In The Legal 500 2017, Chambers’ clinical negligence team is praised for its “excellent counsel at all levels”.   Four silks who specialize in the area – Head of Chambers Bill Braithwaite QC, Gerard Martin QC (recently named as Clinical Negligence Barrister of the Year at the Lawyer Monthly 2018 Awards), Louis Browne QC and William Waldron QC – are ranked in Tier 1 along with 8 juniors – David Knifton, Catherine Howells, Dr Kevin Naylor, Pankaj Madan, Christopher Barnes, Andrew Ward, Sara Sutherland and Chris Gutteridge.

In Chambers and Partners 2018, Exchange Chambers is recognised as a leading set in clinical negligence. The team is praised for its “significant experience of handling complex and high-value claims” while our clerks are praised for being “very responsive and helpful”.  Bill Braithwaite QC, Gerard Martin QC, Amanda Yip QC (now a High Court judge), Catherine Howells and Dr Kevin Naylor are also named as leaders in their field.

The team has also been strengthened by the arrival of Dr Simon Fox QC, a medically qualified specialist clinical negligence silk, as a member.  Simon recently concluded a cerebral palsy claim in a lump sum equivalent value of £25m – believed to be one of the highest ever clinical negligence awards made in the UK. Simon is also recommended in both The Legal 500 2017 and Chambers and Partners 2018.

With experience across all areas of clinical negligence work, our members are regularly at the forefront of important and complex cases.

Areas of work we cover include, but are not limited to:

  • Catastrophic injuries (including head / brain injuries and spinal injuries)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Claims involving misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis
  • Claims relating to the Human Rights Act
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • Dental negligence
  • Gynaecology
  • Obstetric and neo-natal management
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedic negligence
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgical negligence

Our members also bring valuable experience and insight from related areas of practice such as inquests and inquiries, public law, healthcare disciplinary work and Court of Protection work.

Visit our practice area page here for members of the team, contact details and CVs.

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