Clinical Negligence

"Significant experience of handling complex and high-value claims."

Chambers and Partners 2018

Our clinical negligence team is recognised for its ability to integrate substantial legal knowledge with a profound understanding of medicine. We are regularly at the forefront of important and complex cases involving birth injury cases and complex neurological and surgical cases.

Members are particularly proficient at scrutinising complex expert evidence, and assisting in the assimilation and development of evidence necessary to support a successful claim. Our barristers are known for their proactive, early involvement in cases, providing direction and strategy from the outset.

We act for a range of private and publicly funded claimants, and our defendant clients include hospitals, NHS organisations, medical defence organisations and insurance bodies.

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
  • General practice
  • Gynaecology
  • Obstetric and neo-natal management
  • Oncology
  • Orthopaedic negligence
  • Psychiatry
  • Surgical negligence

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

 

What the Directories Say

“This well-regarded chambers has significant experience of handling complex and high-value claims.”
Band 2 Leading Set – Clinical Negligence (Northern Circuit), Chambers and Partners 2018

“Exchange Chambers has ‘excellent counsel at all levels’, who predominantly act for claimants across a range of personal injury and clinical negligence matters involving catastrophic injuries, industrial disease, and severe brain and spinal injuries.”
Tier 1 Leading Set – Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence (Northern and North Eastern Circuit), Legal 500 2017

The Team