The Legal 500 Directory has named 1 Crown Office Row as the only top tier set for Clinical...
Members of Chambers have extensive experience and expertise in professional negligence litigation.
Our members are regularly instructed in claims against solicitors, barristers, surveyors, construction, planning and environmental professionals. A particular strength is being able to use the expertise of individual members in different specialist fields which can then carried across into a wide range of professional negligence issues.
Members of the team have substantial experience in the fields concerned; they understand the underlying factual and technical issues which may arise. In legal professional negligence, different members will have hands on experience of clinical negligence, personal injury, matrimonial finance and environmental work as well as a wide range of other civil litigation whose previous management has become a matter of dispute.
Members bring this keen and practical insight into the subject matter and couple it with first class advocacy skills.
Notable cases include:
- Earl Spencer v (1) Mostyn (2) Clarke: Represented Sir Nicholas Mostyn and Elizabeth Clarke in a claim against them which was dismissed.
- Warner v Penningtons & Ors, Acted for costs consultant.
- (CA) Part 20 claim by defendant solicitors against expert witness (a rehabilitation costs consultant) summarily dismissed: no reasonable prospect of success.
- Rybak v Langbar International: Acted for solicitors.
- (Ch D): Solicitors had not failed in their duty to the court either to give full and frank disclosure for a without notice injunction or later in preparing witness statements.
- D Morgan Plc v Mace & Jones (a firm): For the Solicitors. (2010)
- (TCC): £50m solicitors’ negligence claim concerning planning permission for landfill dismissed.
- Symrise AG v Baker McKenzie: junior counsel for the solicitors who, while being found in breach of duty for failing to advise competently on a tax reduction plan, were successful in having the claim dismissed on grounds that the claimant had not taken reasonable steps to mitigate its loss, which could have been entirely extinguished.
1 Crown Office Row is ranked as a leading set for this area; “1 Crown Office Row handles professional negligence cases involving lawyers and construction, planning and environmental professionals. The practice is also closely linked to its market-leading clinical negligence expertise.” (Legal 500 2017)
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1 Crown Office Row remains a ‘top tier set’ in the Legal 500 2018 Guide - Oct 2018
Pritesh Rathod to speak at ‘Clinical Guidelines: Litigation, Patient Safety and the Law’ conference - Sep 2018
Robert Kellar and Michael Deacon overturn dishonesty finding against doctor in Court of Appeal - Sep 2018
Martin Forde QC invited to speak at the Intensive Care Society Legal & Ethical Seminar 2018 - Sep 2018
Robert Wastell successfully defends senior gynaecologist from allegations of sexual misconduct - Sep 2018
John Whitting QC instructed by Welsh Government in £50m action - Sep 2018
John Whitting QC wins high profile post natal collapse trial - Aug 2018
John Whitting QC successfully defends Leigh Day in professional negligence action - Jul 2018
Jeremy Hyam QC is successful in employment injunction - Jun 2018
Clodagh Bradley and Isabel McArdle appear in inquest into the death of a cyclist with undiagnosed ruptured spleen - Sep 2014
Clodagh Bradley is representing Dr Waney Squier, in GMC proceedings before the Fitness to Practise Panel of the MPTS - Sep 2014
Richard Mumford represents a nurse in disciplinary hearings for not disclosing her partners criminal convictions - Apr 2014
John Whitting QC successfully defends orthopaedic surgeon in claim by professional goalkeeper - Oct 2013
Robert Kellar in High Court ruling that General Medical Council is too late with child sex abuse complaint - Sep 2013
Guy Mansfield QC obtains summary judgment dismissing claim against care expert - Mar 2011
David Hart QC and John Whitting defend Mace & Jones in £50m negligence claim - Dec 2010
Former BMA chair James Johnson cleared of misconduct by GMC - Dec 2010
Must the family be told? Genetic information and liability for non-disclosure to relatives - Jan 2018
Martin Forde QC in significant appeal on dishonesty in professional regulation - Dec 2017
William Edis QC succeeds in the Supreme Court in a significant case concerning regulated professionals - Nov 2017
Owain Thomas succeeds in defending a PCT’s decision not to admit a Doctor who introduced religious content into consultations - Oct 2013
James Badenoch QC wins Supreme Court case on the need for doctors to warn patients of the risks in proposed treatments - Mar 2015