Clinical Negligence

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Our clinical negligence team is led by Simon Taylor QC, a recognised market leader. He heads a team of three highly respected silks and a large number of very able juniors. The leading directories recommend approximately a third of our team for this type of work and praise us for our strong culture of attention to detail, our innovative approach to quantum and our professional and efficient clerks.

Cloisters has always been at the cutting edge of clinical negligence law, playing a lead role in many of the major cases such as A v Powys Local Health Board (£10.7m), the highest ever clinical negligence award at trial and the first to break through the £10m barrier; Masterman-Lister v Brutton & Co and others, the leading Court of Appeal case on capacity; Iqbal v Whipps Cross University NHS Trust leading Court of Appeal case regarding compensation for the “lost years” and the doctrine of precedent; Crofton v NHSLA in respect of the impact of local authority payments on damages for care; and Lucas v Barking, Havering & Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust, the leading case on disclosure of draft witness statements and expert reports.

In the last year alone our clinical negligence team who are almost invariably instructed on behalf of claimants recovered in excess of £150 million for injured victims.

Over the last few years our practitioners have been instructed in many of the major value cases including: XXX who recovered £9.4 m at trial; Mille Evans who’s case settled for £10.7 m shortly before trial; ABC v Great Ormond Street Hospital in which the claimant recovered £10.25 m; Hammond, a cerebral palsy case involving a rare lump sum settlement of £8.1 million; A Child (£7.3 m); K v Powys (£8 m); and X v A (6.6 m).

Other recent cases of note include Coakley v Dr Rosie, a successful 3 week liability trial for a claimant who was rendered blind by bacterial meningitis and Pringle v Nastor Prime Care Services Ltd a successful claim against an out-of-hours clinical triage telephone service.

Members of our team have close links with Inquest and AvMA, and we regularly present seminars for them at their training events

Our facilities are designed to welcome disabled clients.

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“… highly impressive and professional with a friendly approach…”

Chambers and Partners 2016

Members have experience in a wide range of clinical negligence law and related areas including:

  • Birth injury and other brain injury cases
  • Cancer (delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis)
  • Cases arising in all medical specialities
  • Causation
  • Consent to treatment cases
  • Inquests
  • Limitation
  • Medical and related disciplinary matters

Various members, at different levels of seniority, are able to accept instructions direct from members of the public and from organisations.