Justin Valentine

Year of Call: 1999

Inn: Middle Temple

Forensic in his investigation of the key issues in a case, with an in-depth knowledge of his brief.”

LEGAL 500,  2021

Justin’s practice is increasingly orientated towards clinical negligence work. He undertakes work for both claimants and defendants with experience of a wide variety of claims including:

  • Birth injury claims
  • Neo-natal injury claims
  • Allegatations of negligent nursing care
  • Psychiatric treatment
  • Cosmetic surgery errors
  • Misdiagnosis/delay in diagnosis in a variety of clinical areas
  • Incorrect prescription
  • Negligent dental treatment.
  • Surgical injuries.

Recent notable cases include:

  • C v County Durham & Darlington NHS Foundation Trust (misdiagnosis/failure to diagnose Crohn’s disease). Read the case note here.
  • G v NHS Commissioning Trust (claimant suffered Erb’s palsy at birth). Read the case note here.
  • W v Betsi Cadwaldr (failure appropriately to treat rejection episode following corneal transplant).
  • S v University Hospital of Morecambe Bay (failure to diagnose and then treat infected abdominal aortic aneurysm which led to claimant’s husband’s death).
  • A v Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (failure to diagnose pyoderma gangrenosum).

Justin delivered a seminar to NHS Wales, hosted by the Director of Legal & Risk Services on quantum in birth injury claims. Download notes here.

Professional memberships:

  • Personal Injury Bar Association

Qualifications & awards:

  • Bar Vocational Course, University of the West of England
  • PG Dip Law, University of the West of England
  • BSc Econ (Hons), University College of Swansea
  • MSc, Bristol University
  • Diplock Scholar
  • Recipient of Campbell Foster Prize (awarded to the Middle Templar to come first on the BVC at the University of the West of England)
  • Goethe Certificate B2 – German
  • Associate of the Royal Schools of Music (Piano Performance Diploma)