Clinical Negligence

David Evans KC specialises in clinical negligence litigation, almost exclusively in cases involving perinatal brain injury and spinal injury. He has developed a particular expertise and interest in the quantification of high value cerebral palsy and paraplegic claims.

He has a sub-specialty in government work, having been on the Attorney-General’s ‘A’ panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown for 8 years until taking Silk and he continues to act for government departments and agencies in serious injury and related claims.

David is an ADR Group Panel Mediator and has conducted mediations as Mediator and as a party.

He is recognised as a leading Silk in clinical negligence by the legal directories:

 “David is extremely personable and has exceptional legal knowledge and extensive experience.” “He’s incredibly meticulous and has an encyclopedic knowledge of case law relating to clinical negligence.” “Exceptionally client-focused and has a superb eye for detail. He will fight for his client and turn over every stone possible.” (Chambers and Partners 2021)

A superb barrister whose advocacy skills are second to none.’ (Legal 500 2021)

“David is an excellent barrister who is very good on quantum issues. He is also a fierce negotiator.” “He’s very thorough and is detailed and meticulous in his work.” (Chambers and Partners 2020)

“He is very pragmatic and has brilliant attention to detail.” “Exceptional with clients and a great strategist in complex claims.” (Chambers and Partners 2019)

“He is very pragmatic and has brilliant attention to detail.” “Exceptional with clients and a great strategist in complex claims.” (Chambers and Partners 2018)

“He is very meticulous in his consideration of cases and secures a good outcome for the client.” (Chambers and Partners 2017)

“David Evans QC is an extremely effective barrister. His warm personality ensures that clients trust him whilst his strength of character and superb advocacy skills make him a tough opponent.” (Chambers and Partners 2016)

“He’s a class act.  He’s lovely to deal with, very laid back and totally in command of his brief” (Chambers and Partners 2015)

“He is a superb barrister – he deals with matters quickly and thoroughly, and is a favourite of clients thanks to his genuine empathy for their needs.”  (Chambers and Partners 2014)

“He is a talented practitioner with a broad clinical negligence practice, whose “thorough and approachable manner wins people over. ”Solicitors value him as he is “straightforward and gets to the point quickly.” (Chambers and Partners 2012)

Selected Cases

  • P v NHS Trust (2020): Complex cerebral palsy case. For the Trust.
  • J v NHS Trust (2020): High value cerebral palsy claim. For the Claimant.
  • Eagling v. Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Trust (2020): Complex perinatal brain damage case. For the Trust.
  • LXA v Calderdale and Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust (2018): Cerebral palsy. For the Claimant.
  • JRM v King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWHC 1913 (QB): Cerebral palsy. For the Trust. Gilbart J.
  • DS v Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust [2016] EWHC 1246 (QB): Cheema-Grubb J Cerebral Palsy. For the Trust.
  • Jones v Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust [2014] EWHC 42 (QB): Supperstone J. For the Trust.
  • AB v. EF. Perinatal brain damage (2015): for the Claimant.
  • Jones v. Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust [2014] EWHC 42 (QB): for the Trust.
  • Ministry of Defence v. AB and others (Nuclear Test Veterans Litigation) Supreme Court [2012] UKSC: for MOD.
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