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Mike Hill

Called 2004

Mike is a well-established and highly-regarded clinical negligence barrister with "invaluable experience in dental negligence claims." [Chambers & Partners, 2019]. As a former dentist with over 15 years' experience he has a particular focus on dental negligence claims and a unique understanding of clinical negligence issues. He represents both claimants and defendants, and his capabilities in the medical field extend to other areas such as orthopaedic, gynaecological, spinal surgery, knee and hip replacements and anaesthetic negligence.

His extensive client base includes leading regional and national law firms as well as insurers.

His expertise and quality of practice is reflected by numerous legal directory accolades. "He has a good rapport with clients and is excellent with expert witnesses. He is thorough, has a good understanding of the law and, with his dental background, has strong medical knowledge also." [Chambers & Partners, 2017].

Mike has his own clinical negligence and dental negligence focused website:,

"He has invaluable experience in dental negligence claims."

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Mike Hill is a specialist clinical negligence barrister with particular expertise in the field of dental negligence claims. His dual medical and legal qualifications means his is adept at handling the most complex of cases.

He has experience of handling the following medical negligence cases:

As a former dentist, Mike is especially strong in the field of dental negligence claims. He has extensive experience of representing claimants and defendants in cases involving:

  • Delayed or incorrect diagnosis - including oral cancer misdiagnosis
  • Nerve injury
  • Cosmetic dentistry
  • Restorative dentistry errors
  • Periodontal disease misdiagnosis
  • Mistakes in treatment leading to the loss or damage of teeth
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"He has invaluable experience in dental negligence claims." Chambers & Partners 2019

"He provides good client care and is especially strong on all matters involving dentists." Clinical Negligence, Chambers UK 2018

"Very experienced in dental negligence claims" Legal 500 2017

“Has a well-established reputation as a key clinical negligence barrister with a particular focus on dental claims. He represents both claimants and defendants.” "He has a good rapport with clients and is excellent with expert witnesses. He is thorough, has a good understanding of the law and, with his dental background, has strong medical knowledge also." "He always makes himself available and sticks to deadlines." Chambers UK 2017

"As a qualified dental surgeon, is an expert in dental negligence. He also has experience in cases involving orthopaedic and anaesthetic negligence, schizophrenia, alcoholism and severe drug reactions. ‘Recommended for dental negligence.’" Legal 500 2016

"He understands all the issues. He's very impressive; efficient and approachable. His turnaround is really good too." Chambers UK 2016

"Very approachable." Legal 500 2015

"Has a broad clinical negligence practice, and acts for both claimants and defendants. He is a former dental surgeon, and is particularly highly valued for his expertise in dental negligence cases. "He is always willing to help, and he really simplifies complex dental cases."" Chambers UK 2015

"Fantastic attention to detail" Legal 500 2014

"Developing a niche in dental negligence" Legal 500 2013

Notable Cases
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CLAMP v K (2015) Lawtel Document No. AM0202837. Settlement of a complex dental claim for £125,000

HEYES v COOKSON (2016) Lawtel Document No. AM0202902. Settlement of a periodontal mismanagement claim for £85,000

ISHAQ v K (2015) Lawtel Document No. AM0202832. Settlement of a periodontal mismanagement claim for £56,000

MILLS v (1) H (2) B (2015) Lawtel Document No. AM0202834. Settlement of a dental claim for £51,000

POWNALL v A (2015) Lawtel Document No. AM0202836. Settlement of a dental claim for £45,000

RAYBOULD v Y (2015) Lawtel Document No. AM0202833. Settlement of a dental claim for £50,000

WORMALD v STH NHS FT Lawtel Document No. AM0202199. Settlement of a coronectomy claim for £22,000

Wardle v N (2013) LTLPI 7/8/2013. Settlement of an inferior alveolar nerve injury claim

Lingham v Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust (2013) LTLPI 7/8/2013. Settlement of a lingual nerve injury claim

GH v WC LTLPI  (2012) 8/10/12

MM v David Paul Eley (2011) LTLPI 29/2/2012

SD v Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (2011) LTLPI 02/08/11



Personal Details

Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Newcastle 1989

Postgraduate Diploma in Conscious Sedation 1997

CPE Semple Piggot Rochez 2002

BVC Northumbria 2004

Professional Associations

Professional Negligence Bar Association

North of England Medico-legal Society

Gray's Inn

North Eastern Circuit 

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