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Harry Trusted has extensive experience in catastrophic injury work. He appears for both claimants and defendants.
He was one of the barristers representing families at the Kennedy Inquiry into paediatric cardiac surgery at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and he has since developed an interest in cardiac cases generally. He was also involved in the indexation litigation which resulted in the Court of Appeal’s ruling that ASHE statistics could be used to uprate periodical payments (Tameside v Thompstone  1 WLR 2027. He was junior counsel for the successful claimants in Farraj v King’s Health Care  EWHC 2468 which involved consideration of wrongful birth and the relationship between shariah law and the abortion of foetuses with congenital abnormalities. He continues to appear in numerous cases involving spinal and neurological injuries.
In matters relating to healthcare disciplinary work, Harry Trusted is a highly experienced advocate and adviser in the fields of clinical healthcare and risk. He has represented doctors, nurses and patients in a variety of litigation. Areas covered include the General Medical Council and the General Dental Council.
Harry has been recommended by the Legal 500, Chambers UK and the guide to Legal Experts for many years. He is commended by all of them for his work in the fields of clinical negligence and personal injury. He is a founder editor of “Facts and Figures” and he is the secretary of the Ogden Working Party.
Butterworths Personal Injury Newsletter: April 2012, Vol 4 Issue 4
The concept of dependency, Although the principles applicable to dependency are clear in a straightforward case, the vague language of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 leaves substantial room for judicial discretion. Harry Trusted reports
"He's extremely knowledgeable, sees the issues quickly, and is able to give clear and straightforward advice to clients." Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2015
"He's incredibly bright, very forward-thinking, and understands the issues very quickly. He puts clients at ease and is good at taking the lead." "Harry is intellectually bold and confident, and he makes really good judgement calls." Clinical negligence, Chambers & Partners 2015
‘He has all the qualities one looks for in a catastrophic injury barrister.’ Personal injury, Legal 500, 2014
‘A tremendous commitment and dedication to his cases.’ Clinical negligence, Legal 500, 2014
The ‘bright and tenacious’ Harry Trusted ‘always strengthens the case when he is on board’. Personal injury, Legal 500, 2013
Harry Trusted ‘combines passion with assured judgement’. Clinical negligence, Legal 500, 2013
"He reads his papers back-to-front and attends conferences prepared, and he won't simply roll over when difficult issues arise in the case: he'll roll his sleeves up and fight." "He's extremely analytical, and extremely good at pleadings and in his analysis of cases." Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2014
"He is energetic and understands clients. He takes a sensible, commercial approach to litigation." Clinical negligence, Chambers & Partners 2014
"very measured and incredibly sensible" in his approach. Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners, 2013
He combines "fantastic brain power" with "superb judgement," and is known for the "assuredness of his advice and his clarity of thinking." Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners, 2013
Harry Trusted has ‘brilliant advocacy skills’ Clinical negligence and healthcare, Legal 500, 2012
Harry Trusted impresses with his grasp of complex quantum issues arising from road, railway and workplace accident cases. He "always gets straight to the point," Personal injury, Chambers and Partners 2012
Harry Trusted is highly rated by solicitors, who feel that "once he's on the team he offers unwavering commitment and support to the case in hand." He has a particular focus on claims involving brain damage, cancer, paralysis and amputation.Clinical negligence, Chambers and Partners 2012
‘intellectual grasp of complex legal issues’,Clinical negligence and healthcare, Legal 500, 2011
‘meticulous’, ‘thorough’, ‘sees the bigger picture’ Clinical negligence and healthcare Legal 500 2010
‘excellent and thorough’, Personal injury, Legal 500, 2011
‘capable, competent and thorough’ Personal injury Legal 500 2010
"He's intellectually voracious” Clinical negligence, Chambers and Partners 2011
“impresses instructing solicitors”, "he is the sort of barrister that does all, if not more, than is expected of him." Personal injury, Chambers and Partners 2011