|Call date: 1976||Appointed Queen's Counsel: 1995|
|Email: Christopher Gibson QC||Clerk: Graham Woods|
Christopher Gibson practises in all types of high value clinical negligence and Personal Injury cases. He has extensive experience in cases involving injuries of maximum severity including, in particular, cases of cerebral palsy involving birth injuries to children where allegations are made in respect of the obstetric and neonatal management.
He has experience of psychiatric cases, involving Post Traumatic Stress Disorder cases where the injury is secondary to clinical negligence, as well as cases of psychiatric negligence. He also undertakes non-medical personal injury cases, and he has considerable expertise in legal negligence cases arising out of personal injury and medical cases where the allegation is that they have been mishandled or under-settled.
Christopher recently advised Lord Saatchi on clinical negligence matters relating to the passage of his Medical Innovations Bill; and he has received a number of instructions on behalf of Claimants in historic sex abuse cases.
As a legally qualified chair of Fitness to Practise Committees of the General Pharmaceutical Council he builds on his extensive regulatory experience.
He settles cases and takes them to trial as well. Bailey v. Ministry of Defence was an important case on a point of law establishing the principle of “material contribution” in the field of clinical negligence; the case of XXX v. A Health Authority was a case of catastrophic injuries in which most almost all aspects of quantum were in dispute, and the value of the claim was in excess of £9m.
According to Chambers and Partners solicitors find him an absolute "joy to work with." He is said to be a "very incisive advocate" who is "particularly good with clients." He can easily deal with complicated cases that require a wide range of medical expertise.
"The most striking thing about him is his great courtroom manner. He has a beautiful way of connecting with the judge and tribunal, and a clear way of expressing arguments in court. He's totally authoritative and a good tactician, as well as being lovely to work with." Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners, 2015
‘He has great empathy with clients, and yet is fierce in court.’ Clinical negligence, Legal 500, 2014
Christopher Gibson QC, has a ‘charming courtroom manner’ Clinical negligence, Legal 500, 2013
Instructing solicitors commend his "fantastic client manner," while clients themselves remark on how he gently guides them through what can be intensely stressful litigation. Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners, 2013
Highly recommended Christopher Gibson QC is "a pleasure to work with" and "a powerful advocate" who offers "rigorous legal analysis and steadfast judgement." Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners, 2013
Christopher Gibson QC, who brings ‘a wealth of experience and an assured approach that puts clients at ease’. Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2012
Solicitors find Christopher Gibson QC, an absolute "joy to work with." He is a "very incisive advocate" who is "particularly good with clients." He can easily deal with complicated cases that require a wide range of medical expertise. Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2012
Christopher Gibson QC, who applies his "top-class brain" to a heavy caseload. A man who displays "great sensitivity" to clients, he has handled a range of high-value cases, many of them dealing with perinatal and neonatal injuries. Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2012