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Hylton is a specialist personal injury & clinical negligence Barrister, and part-time Judge.
He is recommended by The Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners as a leading practitioner for both personal injury & clinical negligence.
The guides describe him as 'approachable', 'thorough', 'pragmatic', 'brilliant in court', a 'superb advocate', and a 'rising star'.
Hylton is currently head of Parklane Plowden's clinical negligence group, and acts on behalf of Claimants and Defendants on a wide range of serious and complex personal injury and clinical negligence matters.
This includes claims for and against nurses, GPs, doctors, surgeons, and other healthcare professionals.
Hylton prides himself on delivering excellent service standards, working collaboratively with solicitors, distilling complex issues, and getting the best results for his clients.
Recent trial experience includes a case involving an alleged misdiagnosis of cancer leading to severe psychological symptoms, and a case concerning an alleged failure to stabilise a severely displaced colles fracture.
Recent settlements include a settlement of £880k approved by Mrs Justice Ellenbogen following the death of a women due to sepsis caused by chicken pox, and a settlement of £175k approved by Mr Justice Soole in a liability disputed case about a potentially preventable suicide.
Hylton also sits as a Deputy District Judge and Recorder on the North Easter Circuit.
"Approachable and thorough." "He's someone who inspires confidence and works collaboratively with clients and solicitors. He has a keen eye for detail and is a superb advocate."Chambers & Partners 2018
Hylton is instructed on a wide range of serious clinical negligence cases including claims for and against nurses, GPs, doctors, and surgeons.
He has extensive experience of cases involving most areas of medicine, including claims involving orthopaedic, neurological, oncology, obstetric, colorectal, urological, dental, and psychiatric experts.
Hylton spends most of his time advising and drafting on paper and in conference, attending court for applications and trials, and attending joint settlement meetings and mediations.
Hylton is competent to undertake high value and complex cases, is used to working as part of a large teams of experts and lawyers, and is routinely instructed on cases in the High Court.
Hylton frequently conducts inquests on behalf of various interested parties arising out of road traffic accidents, medical treatment, accidents at work, and industrial disease cases.
In addition Hylton is routinely instructed to work on claims involving the Law Reform, Fatal Accidents, and Human Rights Acts.
Chambers and Partners (2021) Clinical Negligence - Band 2
"He is very approachable, on the ball, has a good manner with clients and takes a sensible approach to cases." "He deals with things in an effective and pragmatic manner."
Chambers and Partners (2021) Personal Injury - Band 2
"Very approachable and good with clients. He has strong analytical skills and works hard to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients."
Legal 500 (2021) Clinical Negligence - Band 1
‘Hylton is extremely approachable and very good with clients. He always sets an agenda for a conference so that the client fully understands the purpose. His advices and notes of conference are also concise and helpful.’
Legal 500 (2021) Personal Injury - Band 3
‘Highly skilled and recommended for complex matters.’
Legal 500 (2020) Clinical Negligence - Band 1
"Great at distilling complex cases for clients.’
Legal 500 (2020) Personal Injury - Band 3
"Deals with complex matters well."
Chambers and Partners (2020) Clinical Negligence - Band 3
Has an established presence in clinical negligence and receives instructions in a broad range of matters. His expertise encompasses inquests into psychiatric and hospital care, as well as failures to diagnose, extending to cases of patient fatality. His practice features claims relating to cauda equina syndrome, among other conditions.
Strengths: "He has a good attention to detail and is good with clients."
Chambers and Partners (2019) Clinical Negligence
"He is reliable and has good attention to detail." "Very efficient and gets straight to the point."
Legal 500 (2018/2019) - "He has a good manner with clients."
Chambers and Partners (2018) Clinical Negligence - Band 3:
Has a growing presence in clinical negligence and receives instructions in a broad range of matters. His expertise encompasses inquests into psychiatric and hospital care, as well as failures to diagnose.
Strengths: "He's very approachable and bright, very good with clients."
Recent work: Acted for the family of the deceased in an inquest into failings in psychiatric care after an informal patient committed suicide at home after being collected from the care centre.
Chambers and Partners (2018) Personal Injury - Band 3
Has a broad personal injury practice, acting in fast-track and multi-track claims as well as representing clients at inquests. He regularly undertakes cases arising out of RTAs and incidents occurring on construction sites. He represents both claimants and defendants.
Strengths: "Approachable and thorough." "He's someone who inspires confidence and works collaboratively with clients and solicitors. He has a keen eye for detail and is a superb advocate."
Recent work: Achieved a favourable settlement for a claimant who suffered a fractured hip and PTSD following a fall on a bus.
Chambers and Partners (2017) - "His advice is very succinct and he is brilliant in court. He is a safe pair of hands, bright and well prepared."
The Legal 500 (2017)- "He is very bright and has a great rapport with clients."
The Legal 500 (2016)- "A conscientious and realistic lawyer."
The Legal 500 (2015) - ‘He is robust and provides good advice; a rising star.’
The Legal 500 (2014) – ‘His personal injury and clinical negligence expertise is complemented by his knowledge of motor-related fraud’
The Legal 500 (2013) – Hylton’s ‘service standards are second to none’.
Failure to suture the circumference of a stoma - Settlement at JSM £400k
Failure to diagnose chicken pox and sepsis resulting in death - Settlement at JSM £880k
Failure to respond to NHS 111 calls - Settlement £300k
Failure to treat caudia equina resulting in loss of urinary function - settlement at JSM £115k
Failure to treat postpartum psychosis resulting in suicide - Settlement £250k
Failure to diagnose recurrent pelvic cancer - Settlement £150k
Failure to spot bowel perforation during a cholecystectomy – Settlement £115k
Failed sterilisation & wrongful birth – Settlement £37k
Below knee amputation as a result of failure to diagnose Charcot foot – Settlement £120k
Severe damage to brachial plexus during weaver dunn reconstruction - Settlement £180k
Bus driver suffered leg fractures causing a permanent exacerbation of type II diabetes - £223k
Motorcyclist struck at roundabout causing orthopaedic injuries - £300k
Labourer suffered crush injury to foot - £292k
Pedestrian struck causing brain injury - £100k
Untraced MIB claim concerning rider of a trike who suffered a head injury – £423k
Technology tutor developed occupational asthma at work - £125k
2 week inquest concerning construction worker who stepped in front of a crate of falling glass
2 week inquest relating to a steel worker who died when a shard of metal was projected from a test rig manifold
3 day inquest touching the death of an elderly women who died from burns sustained when she fell into a hot bath
5 day inquest relating to the death of an electrical fitter whose clothing caught fire whilst using a grinder in an oxygen enriched dry well
5 day jury inquest touching the death of an informal psychiatric patient who stabbed himself to death immediately after being allowed home
3 day inquest touching the death of baby issobelle who died as a result of antenatal fetal hypoxia resulting from nuchal cord.
Qualitative vs. Quantitative Care & Material Contribution Causation: A brief look at Reaney v (1) University Hospitals of North Staffordshire NHS Trust (2) Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trusat  EWCA Civ 1119
Adding Allegations to a Clinical Negligence Claim: a brief summary of Mangala Janakarajah v (1) Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (2) Mario Petrou [2020)] QBD (Soole J) 03/06/2020
A failed attempt to use Bailey v Ministry of Justice  1 WLR 15 in ST (A Protected Party by his mother and Litigation Friend KT) v Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust  EWHC 51
Do you have an Agenda? (article for AvMA Newsletter)
Head of clinical negligence subgroup
Deputy District Judge
LLB (Hons) Newcastle University (2007)
BVC, BPP Leeds (2008)
Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)
Leeds & West Yorkshire Medico Legal Society
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
Action against Medical Accidents (AVMA)