Clinical Negligence

“St John’s Chambers is ‘like having London-quality barristers on your doorstep’. It boasts an impressive and growing reputation in the South West for its work representing both claimants and defendants across the clinical negligence sphere, including catastrophic injury and surgical negligence cases.” Chambers UK, Clinical Negligence (2016)


Our clinical negligence team provides expert advice and representation in cases at all levels of complexity and seriousness in the South West and nationally.

All aspects of clinical negligence work are undertaken including:

  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Cases in which complex issues of causation arise
  • Inquests
  • Obstetric and neonatal injuries
  • Oncology
  • Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis claims
  • Neonatal claims
  • Perinatal and acquired brain injury
  • Surgical negligence

Members offer a comprehensive knowledge of medical fields including gynaecology, neurology and oncology. The team also has experience in dental negligence, ophthalmic negligence and in medical product liability.

We act for claimants and defendants and work on behalf of a very wide range of clients including private individuals, NHS Trusts, medical defence organisations and private medical and related institutions.

Members also provide representation at coroners’ inquests in which death has followed medical treatment.

Members are prepared to consider cases on a conditional fee basis.

“The clerking team is described as ‘extremely efficient’. They are modern, corporate and streamlined in their work. You feel like you’re walking into a place of business that means business.” Chambers UK, Clinical Negligence (2016)

Our team regularly delivers lectures to solicitors and other professionals on recent developments in the law and practice. If you are interested in arranging a lecture then please contact our clerks.