Brain damaged child receives over £11m in compensation in clinical negligence claim - May 2020
Matthew Barnes has a civil and public law practice focused on all aspects of medical law, including clinical negligence, inquests, regulatory, and public law. He is a highly recommended junior by both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners.
In clinical negligence, his practice includes work for both claimants and defendants, covering a range from low value claims up to the highest value catastrophic brain injuries.
In inquests, he acts for both families and medical staff, and has experience of difficult and high profile cases. By way of example, in the last year, he has been instructed in approximately 15 inquests including acting for the family in a recent inquest into the death of Mr Andrew Pimlott, who died in circumstances where a police officer fired a taser at him whilst he was covered in petrol.
He is regularly instructed to act for Defendants in regulatory proceedings, including the GDC, the GMC, the NMC, the British Acupuncture Council, internal NHS Trust disciplinary hearings, and the Performers Lists for GPs and dentists. Generally, he acts for defendants, although he has prosecuted in cases involving removal from the Performers List. He has experience of cases involving criminal charges, and has been instructed to defend doctors in the magistrates’ court and crown court.
He has extensive experience of public law, as is demonstrated by the reported cases set out below, and in particular has been involved in challenges to treatment decisions and appeals from the GDC and GMC.View full profile »
The End, the Beginning of the End or the End of the Beginning: Erasure, Remediation and Rights of Appeal in Disciplinary Proceedings - Nov 2018
This seminar, with opening remarks from Richard Booth QC and chaired by Clodagh Bradley QC, will look at Erasure, Remediation and Rights of Appeal relating to professional discipline and regulatory...
Jeremy Hyam QC and Matthew Barnes in significant clinical negligence case on Part 36 offers and indemnity costs - Jul 2018
Jeremy Hyam QC and Matthew Barnes in significant case regarding late acceptance of a Part 36 offer and whether litigation conduct justified indemnity costs. The claimant, who was mentally fragile,...
1COR Annual Professional Discipline Seminar - Jun 2017
Last night saw a stellar line up of some of 1 Crown Office Row's finest speakers at the Royal College of Surgeons, discussing the latest developments in Professional Disciplinary law. The event was...
1COR quiz team wins the Leigh Day / Silverlining Brain Injury Charity Quiz night - Feb 2015
1COR beat all the competition in the Leigh Day / Silverlining Brain Injury Quiz on Thursday 12 February 2015. The team consisted of 8 members of Chambers; Amelia Walker, Lois Williams, Judith...
New Appointments to the Attorney General’s A, B and C Panels – February 2013 - Feb 2013
We are delighted to announce the following new appointments to the Attorney General's Panels - Owain Thomas to the A Panel (a re-appointment), Amy Mannion and John Jolliffe to the B Panel and Caroline...
New Appointments to the Attorney General’s A, B and C Panels – February 2012 - Feb 2012