Clinical Negligence

Neil acts for both claimants and defendants in high value and complex clinical negligence claims, and he has represented hundreds of doctors, dentists and other health professionals in disciplinary proceedings before the GMC, the GDC, at inquests, and in internal employment proceedings.

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“He provides clear written opinions and deals with matters promptly. He makes himself available and his manner with clients is caring and reassuring. His trial preparation is meticulous and his advocacy is measured and persuasive.” (Chambers & Partners)

“An impressive advocate and strategist. He has a brilliant legal mind and is a delight to work with.” “Sought after due to his experience and highly persuasive advocacy. He achieves excellent results at trial.” (Chambers & Partners)

‘He is exceptional in his drafting and will ensure that every case has the best chance of success through thorough examination of the evidence. ’ (Legal 500)

Selected Cases

  • A v States of Guernsey and Others (2020): defence of obstetrician in maximum severity cerebral palsy claim with jurisdictional issues.
  • H (2020): represented Claimant in near-maximum severity cerebral palsy claim.
  • JXM (2020): multimillion cerebral palsy claim on behalf of child with complex family dynamic.
  • AB (2020): defence of GP in cauda equina claim.
  • Z-R (2020): acted for family of man who committed suicide whilst in psychiatric care.
  • M v W (2017): defence of doctor in secondary victim claim.
  • S v H (2017): defence of doctor in alleged late diagnosis of cancer claim brought by professional motor race involving complex loss of earnings.
  • JKL v Great Ormond Street Hospital (2017): cerebral palsy claim acting for the claimant. Settled for £27.5m.
  • M v S (2017): defence of doctor in claim concerning delayed diagnosis of hip pathology.
  • Badri v Hariram [2016] EWHC 2122 (QB): successful defence of GP; subluxation of infant hips; diagnosis of developmental dysplasia.
  • Lee v Hammer [2016] LTL A58YJ640: successful defence of spinal surgeon; interpretation of complex radiology and neurophysiology.
  • Webb v Liverpool Women’s Hospital [2015] EWHC 133 (QB): successful claim for a child injured during delivery; obstetric mismanagement; shoulder dystocia.
  • Packham v Hazari [2014] EWHC 3951: successful defence of plastic surgeon; scarring; consent; inability to predict precise outcome in advance of surgery.
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