Jimmy Barber

Year of Call: 2008

Inn: Lincoln's Inn

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Jimmy is instructed in a range of clinical negligence cases in the County Court and High Court. He has settled defences and advices and has appeared at a number of CCMCs and interim applications.

Recent examples of instructions include:

  • Advising on the merits of a strike out application in a secondary victim claim for nervous shock, in which the claimant widow had witnessed the death of her husband after the Trust negligently failed to diagnose a subarachnoid haemorrhage.
  • Applying for an extension of time for filing a defence, and subsequently settling the defence and response to Part 18 questions, in a claim regarding the alleged misalignment of the femoral component in a total knee replacement operation.
  • Settling defences in claims involving allegations of the failure to refer an infant to a specialist paediatric hospital in time to prevent her death; of the removal of a gastric band without the consent of the claimant; of the delay in diagnosis of a scaphoid fracture; and of the retention of a wire fragment during the insertion of a femoral line.
  • Attending CCMCs in cases involving negligent misdiagnosis of haemochromatosis (valued in excess of £1 million and listed for a 16-day trial); the failure to diagnose deep vein thrombosis; the mismanagement of labour leading to a stillbirth; an extravasation injury in the foot; the development of Guillain-Barré syndrome following an influenza jab; and the misdiagnosis of spondylodiscitis.

Professional memberships:

  • Personal Injury Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • LLB European (Magister), University of Exeter (First Class); LLM, University of the Saarland (First Class); Bachelor of Civil Law, University of Oxford
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn; Cavendish Prize; DLA European Law Prize; Markus Zalewski Prize; School of Law Commendation.