1 Crown Office Row shortlisted for five awards at the Chambers UK Bar Awards 2022 - Sep 2022
Cara is instructed by both claimants and defendants in lawyers’ negligence cases, most usually over the management or settlement of personal injury or clinical negligence claims.
She has recently successfully represented a barrister in a claim about the settlement of a personal injury claim at the door of the court.
- Dunhill v (1) W Brook & Co (2) Crossley  EWCA Civ 50;  EWHC 165 (QB): Successfully defended the barrister defendant at a trial on breach of duty and in the subsequent appeal as junior counsel. She alleged that her former solicitors and barrister had negligently advised her to settle her personal injury claim at an undervalue at the court door. Elisabeth Laing J heard the trial on breach of duty and dismissed the claim against both defendants. Laing J was not persuaded that the barrister defendant “had assessed the evidence incorrectly, still less, negligently”. Her decision was upheld on appeal.
- Thoseby v Bakers Solicitors (2010): Instructed to act as junior on behalf of the claimant. A Professional Negligence action arising from the solicitor’s handling of a Clinical Negligence cerebral palsy case. Breach of duty by the solicitor admitted but dispute about whether the Clinical Negligence action would have succeeded – therefore effectively a Clinical Negligence liability case. Had to take an early view about the value of the claim before quantum had been investigated. Settled in 2010 at a round table meeting prior to the liability trial for £1.3 million.
1 Crown Office Row nominated in five categories at the Legal 500 Bar Awards - Jul 2022
We are delighted to have been nominated for five awards at the Legal 500 Bar Awards 2022: Clinical Negligence Set of the Year Clinical Negligence Junior of the Year - Cara Guthrie Clinical...
Cara Guthrie acts for family of a new-born baby in an inquest into his death - May 2022
Cara Guthrie recently acted for the parents of Quinn Parker, a baby who died in July 2021, in a 4 day inquest into his death. Quinn was delivered by emergency Caesarean section but suffered oxygen...
No breach of duty protecting NHS worker from Covid-19 - Mar 2022
A recent Art.2 inquest into the death of a patient transport driver, Mark Woolcock, found that there had been no breach of duty or failure to protect him from the virus by his employer, an NHS Trust....
1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review – Winter 2019/20 – Issue 4 - Mar 2020
Welcome to the fourth issue of the Quarterly Medical Law Review, brought to you by barristers at 1 Crown Office Row. This quarterly publication aims to provide summaries and comment on recent...
1COR welcomes Cara Guthrie to 1 Crown Office Row - Jun 2019