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William Latimer-Sayer QC speaks on life expectancy at the annual PIBA Conference 2016

William Latimer-Sayer QC speaks on life expectancy at the annual PIBA Conference 2016
William Latimer-Sayer QC spoke on the topic of ‘life expectancy’ at this year’s PIBA annual conference held at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, on 8-10 April 2016. William, a Catastrophic Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence specialist, is a highly ranked barrister with a special interest in quantum. To read William’s paper on Life Expectancy ple...
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Cloisters’ barrister William Latimer-Sayer appointed Silk

Cloisters’ barrister William Latimer-Sayer appointed Silk
Cloisters is delighted to announce that William Latimer-Sayer has been appointed Queen’s Counsel in the new silk appointments announced today. This appointment recognises William’s long-standing reputation as a top-ranking junior specialising in catastrophic personal injury and clinical negligence. He is consistently highly ranked in the leading di...
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Cloisters wins ‘Barristers’ Chambers of the Year’ and ‘Case of the Year’ at Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2015

Cloisters wins ‘Barristers’ Chambers of the Year’ and ‘Case of the Year’ at Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2015
Cloisters is delighted to announce that it has won two awards at the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2015:  ‘ Barristers’ Chambers of the Year ’ and ‘ Case of the Year ’. The case in question,  JXMX (A Child) v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust  [2013] EWHC 3956 (QB), fundamentally changes the approach to anonymity i...
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Quantum Update: A review of recent case law and hot topics

Quantum Update: A review of recent case law and hot topics
William Latimer-Sayer presented a quantum update seminar at the APIL Damages Special Interest Group meeting at the Bloomsbury Hotel in London on 3 November 2015.  The lecture considered a number of significant quantum cases that have appeared in the courts during 2015 and the practical application of the same.  He spoke together with Anth...
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Cloisters’ case short-listed for 'Outstanding Case of the Year' in Personal Injury Awards 2015

Cloisters’ case short-listed for 'Outstanding Case of the Year' in Personal Injury Awards 2015
Cloisters is delighted to announce that one of its cases has been short-listed for 'Outstanding Case of the Year' in the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2015. The case in question: JXMX (A Child) v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust  [2013] EWHC 3956 (QB) fundamentally changes the approach to anonymity in approval hearings...
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Cloisters short-listed for 'Barristers’ Chambers of the Year' in Personal Injury Awards 2015

Cloisters short-listed for 'Barristers’ Chambers of the Year' in Personal Injury Awards 2015
Cloisters is delighted to announce that it has been short-listed for the Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards 2015 for ‘Barristers’ Chambers of the Year’. Chambers has had many notable successes in high value personal injury cases. One recent example is the case in which Cloisters’ barrister,  William Latimer-Sayer , instructed by Shoosmith...
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Paul Epstein QC and William Latimer-Sayer shortlisted for the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015

Paul Epstein QC and William Latimer-Sayer shortlisted for the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015
Cloisters is proud to announce that Paul Epstein QC and William Latimer-Sayer have been shortlisted for the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2015. Paul Epstein QC has been shortlisted for  Employment :  Silk of the Year. William Latimer-Sayer has been shortlisted for Personal Injury/Clinical Negligence :  Junior of the Year.   

Key highlights from record-breaking court awarded clinical negligence trial

Key highlights from record-breaking court awarded clinical negligence trial
William Latimer-Sayer highlights some points arising out of the record-breaking award in Robshaw v United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 923 (QB) . The highest final court award following a contested personal injury or clinical negligence trial has remained static since the decision of Lloyd-Jones J, as he then was, in A v Powys Healt...
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William Latimer-Sayer appears for successful Claimant in record medical negligence award case

William Latimer-Sayer appears for successful Claimant in record medical negligence award case
Cloisters barrister, William Latimer-Sayer , led by Susan Rodway QC, appeared for the successful Claimant in a case that saw the highest ever medical clinical negligence award in history. The High Court ruled today that United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust must pay £14.6 million for birth injuries to James Robshaw, after failing to carry out a C...
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Radical overhaul of anonymity in approval hearings

Radical overhaul of anonymity in approval hearings
By Sarah Fraser Butlin The Court of Appeal have just handed down judgment in the key case of JXMX v Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust [2015] EWCA Civ 96.  This fundamentally changes the approach to anonymity in approval hearings. The underlying case was a claim by a child, through her litigation friend, for injuries sustained at birth.  Ap...
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CA delivers much needed guidance on granting anonymity at approval hearings

CA delivers much needed guidance on granting anonymity at approval hearings
JX MX v Dartford  Gravesham NHS Trust [ 2 015] EWCA Civ 96 In a landmark judgment handed down today the Court of Appeal have given guidance concerning the request for anonymity at approval hearings. Approval hearings are required under Part 21 of the Civil Procedure Rules when cases are settled on behalf of children and adults who lack capacit...
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Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Round-up: January 2015

Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Round-up: January 2015

 By Daniel Dyal

With the festive period now a distant memory, it’s time to catch up on some important recent developments. In this blog we round-up recent case law, a few of the key cases members of chambers are involved in and the Ministry of Justice’s response to the court fees consultation.

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William Latimer Sayer and Catriona Stirling appear in injury case where High Court awards record damages to English national

Judgment has today been handed down by the High Court in the case of Totham v King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, following a December 2014 trial.

Cloisters barristers, William Latimer-Sayer and Catriona Stirling represented the successful claimant, a seven year old girl from south London, who suffered serious injuries during her birth at King’s College Hospital in 2007.

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Recent clinical negligence trial victories for Cloisters: Coakley v. Rosie, Pringle v Nestor Prime Care Services

Coakley v Dr Rosie [2014] EWHC 1790 (QB) HHJ Oliver Jones QC found that the Defendant GP failed to suspect, diagnose or exclude, and consequently failed to treat the Claimant for bacterial meningitis when she should have done and when a reasonably competent GP would have done so. In particular the GP had failed to examine the Claimant’s rashes more...
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