Our clinical negligence team is led by Simon Taylor QC, a recognised market leader. He heads a team of five 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.
Our barristers for Clinical Negligence
Our work includes:
- Birth injury and other brain injury cases
- Cancer (delayed diagnosis and misdiagnosis)
- Cases arising in all medical specialities
- Consent to treatment cases
- Medical and related disciplinary matters