dr123Led by Simon Taylor QC, our clinical negligence team are widely recognised as market leaders and are renowned for their expert knowledge. Our large team of highly respected silks and juniors are instructed to a wide range of cases and specialise in high value and complex matters including complex neurological birth injuries.

We obtain outstanding results and have been involved in some especially high-profile wins; recovering many millions on behalf of claimants in the last year alone.

Widely considered the leading claimant clinical negligence set, the directories recommend over a third of our team for Clinical Negligence 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.

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Clinical Negligence Blogs

18 October 2018
In Hewes v Tanna [2018] EWHC 2715 (QB) Joel Donovan QC and Martyn McLeish succeeded in reversing Master Cook’s order granting the defendant GP summary...
18 October 2018
In a unanimous judgment delivered on 10th October 2018, the Supreme Court reminded practitioners that there is no need to consider the Caparo v Dickma...
13 March 2018
Cloisters’ Rachel Barrett represents the bereaved family of Robin Richards, whose death has highlighted a lack of provision for people with Asperger’s...

"...leading claimant-focused set... has built a formidable reputation... impress with their ability to handle matters of wide-ranging value and severity..."

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.