We currently have a formidable bench of silks and impressive number of experienced senior juniors in the 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 Contaminated Blood Inquiry, 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 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.

“Premium set, replete with silks and juniors experienced in the clinical negligence space. It brings its strength in ancillary areas of law such as inquests and the Court of Protection to bear when litigating high-stakes proceedings involving individuals and multiple parties. Its client base consists of claimants as well as insurers and medical defence organisations. Members are entrusted with a vast swathe of matters ranging from amputations to brain and spinal injuries. Interviewees attest to the set’s “broad depth of expertise” and say it has “people at all levels who are excellent.” (Chambers & Partners 2019, Band 1)

“‘Always the first choice’, 1 Crown Office Row is a ‘reliable set with really excellent counsel’. Members are ‘as bright as they come, but also have a down to earth, friendly manner’ which ‘makes them popular’ among both clients and solicitors in high-profile, cutting edge cases.” (Legal 500 2018, Tier 1)

Matthew Phipps 1COR

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