Clinical Negligence

Matthew represents claimants and defendants in a wide range of clinical negligence cases, including those involving catastrophic births, spinal injuries and mental health. He has also appeared in group litigation.  He has a particular interest in cases concerning secondary victims.

Matthew has extensive experience in representing families, practitioners and organisations at inquests, including before juries and in cases where the enhanced investigative duty under article 2 ECHR is engaged. He has appeared in inquests concerning multiple deaths and in complex medical and mental health cases.

He has experience in cross-jurisdictional clinical negligence claims, including those involving arguments on the selection of the appropriate discount rates.

Selected Cases

  • LXH v Imperial Healthcare College NHS Trust: Matthew acted for the claimant in a cross-jurisdictional catastrophic birth claim. Led by Henry Witcomb Q.C.
  • A. v Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Trust: Matthew acted for the claimant in a cross-jurisdictional catastrophic birth claim. Led by Christina Lambert Q.C.
  • CCC v Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust: Matthew acted for the claimant in a catastrophic birth claim.  Led by Angus McCullough QC
  • Felix-Thompson Bland v Royal Surrey County Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Matthew acted for the claimant in a catastrophic birth claim.  Led by Angus McCullough QC
  • The PIP Breast Implant Group Litigation: Matthew acted for a number of private surgeons in complex group litigation proceedings arising from the withdrawal of PIP breast implants.  Led by Stephen Miller QC.
  • Inquests arising out of the deaths of ten patients of PM: Matthew appeared for a private healthcare provider in joined inquests concerning the death of ten patients.
  • Inquest into the death of Emily Bushaway: Matthew represented the family of a young woman whose death arose from neglect during a period of respite care.
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