Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC and Henry Witcomb represented the family of Maisha Najeeb who suffered permanent brain damage when her brain was accidentally injected with glue during a treatment at Great Ormand Street Hospital.

Maisha, who suffers from a rare medical condition, had previously undergone operations where glue was used to block off bleeding blood vessels and a harmless dye was also injected to check the flow of blood around the brain and head. During one operation there was a mix up between these 2 syringes which resulted in glue being injected into her head rather than dye.

The case was settled prior to going to Court and Maisha will receive a lump sum of £2.8 million plus £383,000 a year until she is 19 increasing to £423,000 per year for the rest of her life, which some experts expect to be to the age of 64.