Clinical Negligence

Jim has significant experience of clinical negligence claims, and is regularly instructed on behalf of patients and their families as well as by healthcare trusts and medical defence organisations. He has a particular interest in consent cases and in material contribution issues.

He has also advised claimants involved in a major group litigation relating to operations carried out by the former consultant gynaecologist, Robert Jones.

Selected Cases

  • Appeared (unled) on behalf of an NHS Trust in a £1m cervical cancer claim.
  •  ABC v St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust: Acted as junior counsel to Elizabeth-Anne Gumbel QC and Henry Witcomb QC in the Court of Appeal.
  • Junior counsel for the Defendant in a high value spinal cord injury case.
  • Acted for a claimant in a cauda equina syndrome case.
  • Represented an NHS Trust in defending a complex case concerning a failure to detect a cancerous lesion on the brain.
  • Defended a GP accused of failing to diagnose a cerebral infarction.
  • Advised the claimant on limitation in a claim relating to delayed diagnosis of skin cancer.
  • Defended a dentist in a periodontal disease case.
  • Advised a health trust on contribution proceedings.
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