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Christopher Gibson QC

Christopher Gibson QC

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Christopher Gibson QC 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 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.

Christopher also undertakes high value 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.

Professional Negligence

With his background in professional negligence work of different sorts, Christopher continues to advise Claimants in cases where there is an allegation that clinical negligence or personal injury claims have been mishandled or under-settled. He has an ability to analyse extensive (and often disordered) files to identify where mistakes have been made. In addition he has acted in a number of cases where the consequences of a head injury have been underestimated with the result that a claim has been under-settled and a Claimant left with inadequate compensation.

Appointments & Memberships

  • PNBA
  • APIL


Areas of Law



“Excellent with clients and extremely knowledgeable.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2018

“Assured, sensible and experienced.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2018

“He is incredibly experienced and articulate.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2017

“Highly experienced and has the ability to cut through complex issues.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2017

“A highly intelligent and thoughtful barrister who listens, assimilates the information and then gets to the point promptly.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2017

“A powerhouse of intelligence and excellent to work with.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2016

“Christopher has it all; he’s a striking courtroom presence, shows good judgement, is always delightful and fun to work with, is highly intelligent, is well prepared and he articulates points with a bold, clear, authoritative style that is an absolute pleasure to listen to.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2016

“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

“Very good at getting to the heart of a case.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2015

“He has great empathy with clients, and yet is fierce in court.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2014

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 has a “charming courtroom manner.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2013

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