We have a formidable bench of silks and an impressive number of experienced senior juniors in the clinical negligence team, with many of our younger juniors showing great promise in this important area of law.

Our breadth and depth of experience in this increasingly specialised field enables us to provide objective, careful advice, and expert advocacy in Court.

Although the great majority of our clinical negligence work relates to claims in England and Wales, we are frequently instructed in large claims proceeding in Commonwealth jurisdictions such as Hong Kong, Jersey or the Cayman Islands.

We have also been involved in many high profile multi-party claims, such as the Paterson litigation, Rob Jones group action, PIP Breast Implant litigation, M.E.S.H. litigation, Benzodiazepine litigation, Radiation Action Group Exposure (“RAGE”), MMR litigation, the OCP (oral contraceptive) litigation, and public inquiries such as Infected Blood Inquiry, the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust Inquiry, the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry and the inquiry arising out of the retention of organs at the Royal Liverpool Children’s Hospital, Alder Hey.

We have established ourselves in this field by acting for a wide range of clients. We act for privately and publicly funded Claimants, with diverse interests across the whole medical, dental, and alternative treatment spectrum. Our Defendant clients include hospitals and organisations within the NHS, private hospitals, medical defence organizations and other insurance bodies.

We also believe that our strength in other areas of medical law, such as disciplinary, medical crime, inquests, Court of Protection and public law, gives us a real advantage. We can take a wider view, and provide our clients with advice and representation tailored to the circumstances of the particular case.

1COR Quarterly Medical Law Review (QMLR) is an online publication written by our barristers covering the latest developments in medical law. Find previous articles on our Archive website here and subscribe by emailing us at medlaw@1cor.com.

1COR was awarded the ‘Clinical Negligence Set of the Year’ award at the 2023 Legal 500 Bar Awards, and we were named ‘Clinical Negligence Set of the Year’ at the Chambers UK Bar Awards in 2022.

“This is a brilliant set of Counsel. You know that instructing any counsel from this set means that you will have a barrister who is extremely talented and knowledgeable.” “Crown Office Row is superb, you are always in trusted hands even if not used the barrister before as the clerks excel at their job.” (Legal 500 2024)

Instructing solicitors report that the team at 1COR “continue to be at the very top of their game for clinical negligence and provide consistently outstanding counsel and clerking facilities.” (Chambers & Partners 2024)

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