Christina Lambert QC
Christina Lambert QC specialises in the following practice areas:
Clinical negligence: in which she acts for both Claimants and Defendants in often high value claims involving complex legal and/or medical issues. She has a particular experience in claims for wrongful birth having been involved in many of the reported decisions in this field.
Professional regulation: she represents healthcare professionals and barristers before their disciplinary tribunals and in related public law challenges.
Criminal Law: she regularly represents doctors dentists and members of the nursing profession charged with criminal offences arising from their professional work.
In addition to these principal practice areas, Christina Lambert’s practice also extends into the linked fields of coronial inquiries and professional negligence (particularly barristers – in claims arising from underlying clinical negligence or personal injury actions).
In October 2012, she was instructed as Leading Counsel to the Dame Janet Smith Review which was established by the BBC to undertake an independent investigation into alleged misconduct by Jimmy Savile and the relevant culture and practices at the BBC.
Christina Lambert read History at Emmanuel College, Cambridge and studied law at City University, London (Diploma in Law). She is a Bencher at Inner Temple.
From the outset of their publication Christina Lambert was consistently ranked in the top rank of leading juniors for both clinical negligence and was, for many years, listed as a star individual in the field of professional discipline.
In Silk she is now described (Chambers 2011) as “building on the stellar reputation she forged as a junior to construct a hugely impressive practice in Silk. She is admired for her forensic mind and is authoritative and utterly convincing in Court” with a “fantastic control of her cases”. She is “a superb tactician, unflappable and an absolute wow with clients. Her legal advice is tempered with a good measure of common sense” (Legal 500 2010)
"a very approachable leader who is an excellent tactician and formidable in negotiations." Her "tenacity and excellent analytical skills" are cited as reasons for her success at trial. (Chambers 2013)
The “outstandingly good” Christina Lambert QC’s stellar rise through the rankings continues unabated. She is an “exceptional advocate” who is “extremely incisive, clever and tough.” She uses her talents on a range of both claimant and defendant cases. (Chambers 2012)
Is building on the stellar reputation she forged as a junior to construct a hugely impressive practice in silk. She acts on very complex, high-value claims and is admired for her forensic mind. Interviewees noted that she is “concise and clear when dealing with the issues and authoritative and utterly convincing when in court.” (Chambers 2011)
successfully conquered the heights of the Professional Discipline Bar, and is "an absolute star" according to impressed peers and instructing solicitors. She "knows how to hit hard" whilst remaining "very calm, very elegant and very gracious in all her dealings." She acts on behalf of doctors, dentists and barristers, prosecuting and defending them before their respective professional bodies, and also represents members of these professions in the criminal courts. (2013)
Handles “high profile cases with aplomb.” (Chambers 2012)
“a forthright yet measured approach” when defending doctors and dentists. She displays “fantastic control in her cases and is fully in command of her subject.” (Chambers 2011)
Christina was ranked as a “Star Individual” in Chambers and Partners 2009. She was described as “the best of her generation of juniors”; “fabulous and fearless” she has “a frightening ability to get a tribunal in the palm of her hand and keep it there”.
Significant cases include the following
Over the course of her career, Christina Lambert has represented a large number of doctors and dentists before their disciplinary bodies. Notable cases since taking Silk include:
GMC v Dr W  consultant psychiatrist charged with sexually motivated touching of vulnerable female patients.
GMC v Dr C  GP charged with an inappropriate sexual relationship with a vulnerable female patient.
GMC v Mr M:  spinal surgeon charged (as misconduct case) with allegations of inappropriate and inadequate surgical performance. Successful challenge (by JR) of the GMC pilot scheme for charging.
Lawrence v GMC:  EWHC 464 (Admin). Section 40 appeal by registrant from determination of erasure by FTP. Appeal allowed and findings of fact by FTP quashed on basis of application by Panel of own expertise without inviting submissions from parties.
GMC v MO:  gynaecologist charged with misconduct following death of patient as a result of perforation of blood vessel with hysteroscope.
BSB v I:  junior counsel charged with misconduct arising from presentation of prosecution case for rape.
BSB v W:  chancery practitioner charged with misconduct arising from accepting instructions when professionally embarrassed.
JT v Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust [November 2012 HHJ Walton]: civil action for damages for personal injury by child arising from alleged inadequacy of advice provided by neurology team to mother concerning potential teratogenic effect of in utero exposure to Carbamazepine in 1998. Claim dismissed. Acted for Defendant.
RB v West Midlands Strategic Health Authority [2011 Hickinbottom J]: claim arising from an above knee amputation following (alleged) delay in diagnosis of synovial sarcoma. Claim discontinued mid trial. Acted for Defendant.
George Rowland Litigation: instructed on behalf of large cohort of female patients in north west affected by negligent treatment/surgery by urogynaecologist.
FP v Taunton & Somerset NHS Trust  EWHC 1965 and  EWHC 3380 (wrongful birth)
Whitehead v Searle and Anr  EWHC 1060 (wrongful birth)
Parkinson v St James and Seacroft University NHS Trust EWCA Civ 530 (wrongful birth)
Rand v East Dorset Health Authority  Lloyds Med Rep 181 (wrongful birth)
Hardman v Amin  Lloyds Med Rep 498 (wrongful birth)
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