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Clinical Negligence Mediation

Home to one of the preeminent clinical negligence teams in the region, with its members acting for both claimants and defendants across a wide range of complex cases. Key areas of work include delayed or mis-diagnoses, negligently performed surgery, and dental negligence."

Legal 500  2020
Clinical Negligence

St John’s Chambers offers a comprehensive and professional clinical negligence mediation service to clients. We have accredited mediators and our legal expertise in clinical negligence law means we understand the complex medical facts in any dispute, helping to quickly and cost-effectively resolve the claim.

Disputes can be resolved through mediation at any stage with savings in costs, uncertainty and stress. Earlier mediation can mean more savings, and can assist in resolving issues before they escalate into a more entrenched conflict. Mediation also allows the parties to preserve confidentiality and avoid publicity if they wish to do so.

Our comfortable, modern offices provide the ideal neutral environment to reach acceptable solutions to a negligence dispute. The solution need not be, and often is not, an outcome that a judge might or could properly impose through a decision of the court. It can be a “win-win” solution.

Our mediators are independent and objective and this confidential, non judgmental process helps the parties to determine an outcome that is mutually acceptable. Mediators will ask questions to try and clarify the issues and build effective communication between the parties to help resolve the dispute. Mediation does not involve the mediator telling the participants the answer; rather the mediator assists the parties to find a mutually suitable solution.

When he was Vice President of the Court of Appeal, Sir Henry Brooke said (in the case of Dunnett v. Railtrack [2002] EWCA Civ 302 “Skilled mediators are now able to achieve results satisfactory to both parties in many cases that are quite beyond the power of the lawyers and courts to achieve.”

We advise on all aspects of clinical negligence work including:

  • All cases in which complex issues of medical and legal causation arise
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Surgical negligence
  • Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis claims
  • Obstetric, neonatal and perinatal injuries
  • Cardiology
  • Nephrology
  • Coloproctology
  • Oncology
  • Gynaecology
  • Pharmacology and medical product liability claims
  • GP and dental negligence
  • Ophthalmic cases

To find out more about our clinical negligence mediation service, or to book a mediator for a dispute, please contact Annette Bushell, Practice Manager on 0117 923 4707 or email: Annette.bushell@stjohnschambers.co.uk.