Gerard Martin QC named as Clinical Negligence Barrister of the Year

October 24, 2017

Gerard Martin QC from Exchange Chambers has been named as Clinical Negligence Barrister of the Year (UK) at The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2017.

The Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards recognise the achievements of law firms and individuals who have delivered exceptional results for their clients over the past 12 months.

With extensive experience of clinical negligence work, Gerard worked for a number of years when he was a senior junior for defendant trusts in the North of England. Upon taking Silk, he has had vast experience leading the legal team for the claimant in many cerebral palsy cases both as to liability and quantum. He regularly achieves awards in such cases that are generally well in excess of £5 million, the largest to date being £7.5 million. He also has detailed experience of pursuing claims on behalf of those who have suffered strokes by reason of clinical negligence.

Gerard is a past chair of the Northern Circuit Medical Law Association and has presented lectures at AVMA seminars on the preparation of quantum claims in birth injuries cases. His latest clinical negligence seminars have focused on the recent topics of consent after the Supreme Court decision in Montgomery and the importance of investigating cumulative causes re causation as highlighted in the Privy Council decision of Williams v. Bermuda Hospitals.

Gerard also has a special interest in the preparation of the claim for compensation in clinical negligence cases involving brain injury both for children and adults. Indeed, the largest part of his practice specialises in issues around brain injury, both as to liability and quantum. He has in-depth knowledge of the leading medical experts in the field of clinical negligence.

Earlier this month, Gerard Martin QC was ranked as a tier 1 leading silk by The Legal 500 where he was praised for being “brilliant on difficult cases involving medical negligence”.