Healthcare law is at the centre of the work of 1 Crown Office Row.

We are ideally and uniquely placed in this demanding and diverse area, given our position as one of the UK’s leading sets in both Clinical Negligence (winning set of the year on multiple occasions) and Public Law (with barristers well represented on all panels of the Attorney General, the Welsh Government, the Equality and Human Rights Commission and others).

No other set of chambers has greater breadth or depth of experience across the range of healthcare law covered by our team. The members of Chambers’ healthcare team between them cover all aspects of healthcare law. We advise and represent central and local government, NHS bodies of all types, patient groups, individual patients, medical professionals, regulatory bodies and healthcare organisations of all types.

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.

Our work in this area includes:

Recognised as an award winning chambers by Chambers & Partners and Legal 500:

“‘Undoubtedly one of the top sets for clinical negligence work in the country’, 1 Crown Office Row is a highly reputable set which houses a strong bench of seasoned clinical negligence experts at both senior and junior level. Instructing solicitors draw attention to the set’s bench of “excellent barristers,” noting that it houses “a plethora of very able barristers who are willing to roll up their sleeves and get the work done.” Members have experience handling high-value wrongful birth, catastrophic brain injury, cerebral palsy and surgical error claims, and are regularly instructed in the market’s most high-profile cases. The set represents a wide range of clients, including several NHS trusts, insurers and private hospitals, as well as both privately and publicly funded claimants. Instructing solicitors praise the set’s “breadth of experience,” adding that the barristers are all “amazingly intellectual but also very approachable and down to earth.”

“The clerking is brilliant – the team is really well organised and you feel like you’re in a safe pair of hands.” “The clerks are highly efficient, helpful and friendly.” “The set has fantastic clerks who know how to solve all problems. They just get it and they really understand the needs of vulnerable clients. They’re all very professional and caring.” “The clerking is efficient and reliable. If there are any issues they are flagged up as soon as they are known and options are provided.” (Chambers & Partners 2020, Band 1)

“1 Crown Office Row remains ‘the go-to set for medical negligence cases’, fielding ‘an ever-growing pool of excellent barristers to choose from at all levels’. The set ‘offers a diverse range of skills and experience’, making it a first-choice for a wide range of clients in relation to high profile multi-party claims and precedent-setting cases.” (Legal 500 2019, Tier 1)

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