Clinical Negligence

“Extremely hard-working and very charming.” “He is very good on his feet in court.” “He is absolutely committed to his client’s case and he fights his corner hard.” (Chambers & Partners 2021)

A terrifically intelligent barrister who excels in cases with really difficult medicine evidence.’ (Legal 500 2021)

Good on strategy and an excellent negotiator.” (Chambers & Partners 2017)

“People fight over him to get him to be their junior. There’s something about his manner that makes you feel like you shouldn’t disagree with him.” (Chambers & Partners 2016)

“Intellectually he’s very creative, and understands a wide area of law. He’s very careful and exceptionally responsive – a 24/7 person who’s easy to talk to.” (Chambers & Partners 2015)

“Very good in court. He’s dogged and determined.” (Chambers & Partners 2014)

Jeremy Hyam is a favourite of instructing solicitors as he “is very methodical, and works well to a tight deadline.” (Chambers & Partners 2013)

“A valued option for claims that involve knotty legal problems.” (Chambers & Partners 2011)

Solicitors are appreciative of the work Hyam puts into their cases, with one stating: “I find Jeremy to be an invaluable ally on my cases; he is extremely bright and an excellent person to bat ideas off.” (Chambers & Partners 2010)

Selected Cases

  • Glatter v West Herts Valleys CCG [2021] EWHC 12 (Admin): successful in defence of hospital reconfiguration judicial review.
  • R(ota) Mrs A, and Sue Evans v. Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (2021): legal challenge to legality of transgender treatment for children
  • DMB (2020): High value cerebral palsy claim.
  • RA (2020): High value claim for severe brain injury sustained at birth.
  • ARB v IVF Hammersmith [2018] EWCA Civ 2803
  • Holmes v West London Mental Heath Trust (2018) 
  • Tucker v Griffiths [2016] EWHC 1214
  • Williams v Bermuda Hospitals Board [2016] UKPC 4; [2016] 1 WLR (D) 50
  • Thefaut v Johnston [2017] EWHC 497
  • Hogg v Secretary of State for Health [2015] EWHC 267
  • Ms B v An NHS Hospital Trust [2002] EWHC 429 (Fam): Right to die with dignity.
  • H(A Healthcare Worker) v Associated Newspapers & Ors [2002] EWCA Civ 195: HIV infected healthcare worker seeking to restrict disclosure.
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