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.

“He provides pragmatic advice, and is charming with both witnesses and clients. A stealthy cross-examiner.” (Legal 500 2022)

“He’s very intelligent and has a good eye for detail. He is also an excellent negotiator and is very good with clients.” “Always well prepared and an excellent advocate.” “He very fair, down to earth and works tirelessly for his clients.” (Chambers & Partners 2021)

Truly excellent and first choice for a tough liability case.” (Legal 500 2021)

“He provides superb client service.” “John is a standout silk – he is straightforward, realistic and very confident.” “A very good advocate.” (Chambers & Partners 2020)

“Truly excellent.” (Legal 500 2019)

“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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