John Whitting Q.C. has been recognised as a leading silk by the legal directories for a number of years.​  He is a specialist in all aspects of healthcare law, including clinical negligence, product liability and inquests.  His expertise also extends to a wider range of professional negligence, including solicitors and those practising in the construction sector.  John is a noted trial advocate and has appeared in a number of the leading cases in those fields both at first instance and in the appellate courts.   ​

John has been recognised as a leader by the legal directories since 2012.

  • “Fantastic. Very concise, very thorough and very methodical.” “An excellent advocate.” (Chambers & Partners 2019)
  • ‘A calm, skilled advocate, team player, and very well respected leader.’ (Legal 500 2018)
  • “An excellent advocate who knows how to win and is easy to deal with.” “Well prepared and self-assured.” (Chambers & Partners 2018)
  • A really excellent leader.’ (Legal 500 2017)
  • He’s one of the fiercest and brightest cross-examiners I’ve ever seen. He’s a real destroyer in cross-examination.” “He’s razor sharp.” (Chambers & Partners 2017)
  • ”He doesn’t miss a trick, but at the same time is extremely relaxed and personable.‘ (Legal 500 2016)
  • John Whitting’s cross-examination is the best I’ve ever seen.’ ‘He is an extremely experienced and authoritative clinical negligence advocate.‘ (Chambers & Partners 2016)
  • One of the best trial advocates; determined and a true warrior.‘ (Legal 500 2015)
  • Cool as a cucumber, he’s incredibly calm and never misses a trick…Intellectually superior, he cuts to the quick and doesn’t get sidetracked by irrelevant issues.’ (Chambers & Partners 2015)
  • ‘A silk with a growing reputation, who is considered to be amongst the best at cross-examination in the London market: “I think he’s probably the most devastating cross-examiner I’ve ever seen in court – it’s like a courtroom television programme! He’s a very, very bright guy.” “A real fighter with high standards, he’s a truly gifted trial advocate who gets the right result for his clients’ (Chambers & Partners 2014)
  • Praised for the value he brings to maximum severity claims’ and described as ‘delightful to deal with, very good with clients’ with an ‘uncommon ability to produce first-rate advice with seeming effortlessness and to great effect.’ (Chambers & Partners 2013)
  • A real fighter’ with ‘exceptional advocacy skills.‘ (Chambers & Partners 2012)
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