Parklane Plowden’s Clinical Negligence Team “boasts outstanding capabilities in diverse clinical negligence claims” [Chambers & Partners, 2017]. We have the largest specialist team of clinical negligence and healthcare law practitioners on the North Eastern Circuit.
Recognised as "the leading chambers on the North Eastern Circuit for complex negligence matters" Chambers & Partners and "one of the stand-out sets in the region when it comes to clinical negligence work" Legal 500.
The team undertakes a wide range of complex and high value clinical negligence, regulatory, and disciplinary work - offering considerable experience and a proven track record in advocacy, alternative dispute resolution, and advisory work.
We work on behalf of Claimants and Defendants and are routinely instructed by nationally recognised solicitors firms acting on behalf of private individuals, large corporations, public bodies, medical defence organisations, and private medical institutions.
Many of the team are widely regarded as leading experts in their field, and we are proud to be home to nearly all the clinical negligence practitioners ranked in the legal directories for the region. Standout individuals who have been recommended by the guides include the likes of Andrew Axon, Elizabeth Hodgson, Howard Elgot, Stephen Friday, Hylton Armstrong, Michael Hill, Richard Copnall, Leila Benyounes, Stuart Jamieson, and Anna Datta.
In addition nearly every member of the team is also an active member on various groups including Action against Medical Accidents [AvMA], The Leeds and District Medico-Legal Society, and The North of England Medico-Legal Society, Professional Negligence Bar Association [PNBA]
We provide a strong regional coverage from our premises in Leeds and Newcastle and attract national recognition for our expertise.
The team is supported by a stella cast of experienced, specialist, and highly regarded clerks including Michael Stubbs, John Hammond, and Laura Storr.
We pride ourselves on both our commercial approach and commitment to client care. "The clerks give you results not problems. They bend over backwards; if they can do anything to facilitate the case then they'll do it." Chambers & Partners and "The clerks are very switched on and go the extra mile to accommodate urgent requests." "The team is really helpful and the clerking is always seamless."
fatal medical accidents
nerve and organ damage
failure to remove surgical instruments
incorrect or unnecessary surgery
failure to monitor patient
surgery in a primary care setting
management of infection and disease
reduced life expectancy
brachial plexus injuries
perinatal or neonatal asphyxia
secondary victim claims
incorrect treatment and decisions
failures to remove surgical instruments
management of infection
physical and sexual abuse
failure to refer
failure to treat
diabetic related complications
management of infection
delayed management of sepsis
recognition of congenital disorders in infants
prescription and dispensing errors
Cauda Equina syndrome
Fees can be discussed prior to the commencement of work. Value for money is assured as fees for each case can be assessed individually and are based upon the complexity and value of the case, seniority of counsel and time spent in preparation.
All barristers will consider undertaking work on a CFA basis, where applicable. A robust management system ensures that agreed turn-around times are fulfilled.
For further information please contact our clerks on:
Leeds: 0113 228 5000
Newcastle: 0191 221 2121