Clinical Negligence

We have the largest specialist team of clinical negligence and healthcare law practitioners on the North Eastern Circuit. 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.

“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.” “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.” 

Chambers & Partners 2021

“A well run set with a comprehensive range of counsel in terms of experience and expertise. Always looking at ways of adding value to their relationship with instructing solicitors.”

“Good clerking service with calls dealt with appropriately and quickly. If the barrister of first choice has not been available I have been impressed by the ability to identify a suitable replacement.” –

Legal 500 2022

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.

Our Clinical Negligence Barristers

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