Clinical Negligence

He has extensive experience in conducting claims of the highest value and complexity, including obstetrics and fetal medicine, neonatal management, neurosurgery, management of spinal injuries, infectious diseases (including TB and meningitis), and anaesthetics.

Angus recently secured a settlement of nearly £5m plus annual sums for brain injury at birth, as reported here.

Selected Cases

  • H v. A and others (2020): Represented NHS England in a test case concerning a primary trust’s non-delegable duty of care providing treatment in an out of hours centre.
  • ICX v. NHS Trust (2020): Acted for Trust in claim brought by second twin for brain injury sustained at birth.
  • SWM v.  NHS Trust (2020): Complex wrongful birth claim arising from failure of antenatal diagnosis.
  • BBB v. King’s Lynn (2020): Acted for Claimant in high value claim concerning brain injury which led to challenging behaviour.
  • Bolitho v City & Hackney Health Authority (CA).
  • Savage v South Essex Partnership NHS Trust  [2009] 2 WLR 115, House of Lords.
  • Plampin v Havering NHS PCT [2006] EWHC 39, Forbes J.
  • Holt v Edge [2007] EWCA Civ 602, CA.
  • EW v Johnson [2015] EWHC 276 (QB): Claim against GP alleging fail-ure to refer child with pneumococcal meningitis.
  • EXP v Barker [2015] EWHC 1289: Alleged failure to identify vascular abnormality in MRI brain scan.
  • McGuinn v Lewisham & Greenwich NHST [2017] EWHC 88 (QB): ‘Wrongful birth’ claim; failure to refer for further investigation and advice in relation to antenatal abnormalities.
  • Winspear v City Hospitals Sunderland NHSFT [2015] EWHC 3250 (QB): Human rights claim arising out of ‘do not attempt cardio-pulmonary resuscitation order.’
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