David Sandiford

Call 1995


"David is always thoroughly prepared and gets to the detail of each case. His calm and measured approach helps to achieve some excellent results and makes him extremely popular with clients. He is an excellent advocate, approachable and responsive."

Legal 500 Leading Junior: personal injury; inquests/inquires; administrative/public law/civil liberties/human rights
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Clinical Negligence

Throughout his 25 year career David has advised on a wide range of clinical negligence claims. He receives instructions in claims arising from both General Practice and hospital medicine.

He has extensive experience in handling the larger more complex quantum disputes and has built up significant experience in medical inquests, most recently involving issues touching upon the work of the Infected Blood Inquiry.

Recent cases include:

AA v BBL: Failure to appropriately counsel treatment. Poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma of the lower right alveolar ridge. Subsequent poorly differentiated squamous cell carcinoma lower left. Left rim resection and left neck dissection. No reconstruction. Failure to appropriately counsel free flap reconstruction which, on the balance of probabilities, would have been successful.

CC v DD: Failure to properly investigate. Concurrent investigation of symptoms potentially arising from in the lower spine. Alleged failure to diagnose concurrent septic failure in the hip and to promptly investigate hip as a potential source of symptoms.

EE v FF: Delay in treatment and failure to recognize changing condition. Emergency admission with right arm weakness. No thrombylosis or thrombectomy. Significant deterioration in conscious level not recognized. Malignant middle cerebral artery syndrome. Hemicraniectomy. Persisting significant neurodisability.