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Clinical Negligence

‘Exchange Chambers has a great selection of highly intelligent, measured, knowledgeable counsel to advise on anyc clinical negligence matter put before them.’

The Legal 500 2022

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

“Exchange Chambers is well regarded for its representation of both claimants and defendants in complex clinical negligence matters, and counts several hospitals, NHS organisations, insurance bodies and medical defence organisations among its clients.”
Band 2 Leading Set – Clinical Negligence (Northern Circuit), Chambers and Partners 2022

“Exchange are a well-established leading chambers that rivals any other in the North West. They are a leading chambers for Claimant clinical negligence / personal injury and have extensive strength in depth with great Barristers, senior management and clerks.”
Leading Set – Clinical Negligence (Northern Circuit), The Legal 500 2021

The Team