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Ben Bradley

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Ben Bradley acts for Claimants and Defendants, in cases where individuals have suffered life changing injuries.

He is listed as a leading junior by the legal directories across his core practice areas of personal injury, clinical negligence and travel law. He has been recognised for his particular specialisms in catastrophic injury cases and complex medical negligence work.

His client care skills are frequently praised, being noted as someone who is able “to put clients at ease” and who “relate[s] well to his clients regardless of their intellectual ability”.

Ben enjoys a busy practice, generally being instructed by the leading Claimant and Defendant firms in the country. During the lockdown period in 2020, he recovered in excess of £40m for various Claimants who had suffered catastrophic injuries.

He is registered as one of Chambers’ pupil supervisors.

Clinical Negligence

Ben’s clinical negligence practice exclusively focuses on serious injury work, spanning across all areas of medicine. He has particular expertise in birth injury, adult brain injury; spinal injury cases and amputation cases.

For a clinical negligence practitioner, he goes to trial regularly; succeeding for Claimants on liability, variously in amputation; spinal injury and urology cases in the past 24 months.

Ben receives regular instructions from the major Medical Defence Organisations, with a particular expertise of representing medical practitioners at Inquests, and in civil proceedings.

Reported cases:

Younas v Okeahialam [2019] EWHC 2502 (QB) – Listed as one of Nigel Poole QC’s top 5 clinical negligence cases of 2019. Successfully established liability at trial in a complex mixed cardiology/spinal cord injury case. Instructed as sole counsel by Stewarts.

JAH v Burne and others [2018] EWHC 3461 (QB) – Successfully established causation in respect of the loss of the Claimant’s arm. With Gordon Bebb QC. Instructed by Wolferstans.

Downing v Peterborough & Stamford NHS Trust [2014] EWHC 4216 (QB) – Claimant suffered debilitating chronic pain following an operation to (allegedly) cure his snoring.  Quantum only trial. The Claimant received a £2.4m award (on a full liability basis; discounted to reflect previously agreed liability discount, based on 2.5% discount rate). Compromised in part on appeal thereafter. With Harry Trusted. Instructed by Scott-Moncrieff and Associates.

Recent settlements:

Re: AL (Deceased) – Fatal claim, following open heart surgery. Represented the family at both a high profile inquest; and thereafter in civil proceedings. Complex quantum issues – Deceased had significant and complex pensions. Acted alone against Leading Counsel. Settled for significant six-figure sum. Instructed by Stewarts.

Re: ML – Above knee amputation. Instructed as sole counsel; significant seven-figure settlement. Instructed by Irwin Mitchell LLP.

Re: DR – Below elbow amputation. Settled for £1.5m. Instructed as sole counsel. Instructed by Irwin Mitchell LLP.

Re: SG – Catastrophic quadriplegia claim in young adult. Patient ‘coned’ following lumbar puncture. Liability settled on a percentage basis. Quantum settled thereafter at a capitalised sum in excess of £20m (if valued on a full liability basis). With William Latimer-Sayer QC. Instructed by Stewarts.

Re: AE – Catastrophic spinal cord injury claim. Failure to diagnose vertebral fracture in A&E, resulting in the patient being allowed to mobilise, suffering a spinal cord injury thereafter. Settled for capitalised value of c.£8m. With Gerard McDermott QC. Instructed by Stewarts.


Ben Bradley is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please click here.

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Testimonials


“He is incredibly bright, hard-working and proactive. He fully engages in a case and works incredibly well with solicitors and paralegals.” Personal Injury, Chambers and Partners 2021

“He has a real grasp of the complexities of a case and helps to drive it forward with a clear case theory.” Personal Injury, Chambers and Partners 2021

“He is an intelligent advocate and is utterly dependable on his feet. He gets to the point quickly and gets the job done.” Personal Injury, Chambers and Partners 2021

“He’s always on the ball and is very quick-thinking. He’s also a strong advocate and he understands complex issues.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers and Partners 2021

“He is confident and thorough when handling multiple experts and complex clinical negligence issues.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers and Partners 2021

“Excellent with clients, particularly those with brain injuries, and has an amazing work ethic.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2021

“Very knowledgeable and provides clear and practical advice. Great results at trial.” Travel, Legal 500 2021

“Demonstrates excellent technical ability and legal knowledge in grappling with the most complex medical negligence cases and achieving great results.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2021

“He is intelligent, pragmatic and has the ability to relate well to his clients regardless of their intellectual ability. He is a joy to work with and definitely a team player. He grasps all the details of a case but focuses on the bigger picture, and is astute beyond his years.”  Personal Injury, Chambers and Partners 2020

“He is very experienced, knowledgeable and has excellent tactical judgement. His grasp of the issues, intuition and advocacy skills vastly exceed his year of call.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers and Partners 2020

“He is tenacious and provides tactical solutions in complex litigation.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2020

“He shows a real passion for representing catastrophically injured claimants.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2020

“He is experienced in cross-border personal injury cases.” Travel, Legal 500 2020

“He’s incredibly bright and very perceptive.” “He’s confident and able to put clients at ease.” Personal Injury, Chambers & Partners 2019

“A very strong barrister. His attention to detail is phenomenal.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2019

“Fantastic with clients and very thorough.” “A very persuasive advocate.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2019

“He has an enthusiasm and willingness to go above and beyond and advise the client properly.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2019

“He is very intelligent and personable, and gives solid clear advice.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2019

“Very bright and very hard-working.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2018

“An up-and-coming star with an eye for detail and a great deal of knowledge in the area of package travel regulations.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2018

“He is very intelligent and personable, and gives solid, clear advice.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2017

“A definite star of the future.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2017

“He is brilliant on package travel cases and has a very good academic understanding of the law.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2017

“Ben is a very good technician; his legal skills and understanding of case law in terms of package travel is phenomenal.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2017

“He is an extremely able barrister who performs well above his call.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2017

“He performs well during contested hearings, and is extremely persuasive in his arguments.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2016

“He is a rising star at the Bar who is very bright and extremely hard-working.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2016

“Ben is very thorough and open to original lines of argument.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2016

“He has fantastic client care skills and his eye for detail is second to none. In particular his knowledge of the package travel regulations and the case law in that area is fantastic.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2016

“He knows package holiday cases inside out and he’s very good with clients.” “Very good at turning work around quickly, he’s knowledgeable, personable and a good advocate.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2015

“He impresses with his advocacy and ability to think on his feet.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2015

“Very bright and talented; he will go far.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2015

“He’s incredibly experienced given his year of call. He does a lot of research, prepares very well and knows what he’s talking about. If it’s a case he hasn’t come across before he’ll go into every detail possible to make sure he knows it all.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2015

“He’s approachable, a rising star of the future and quick to turn round high-quality work.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2014

“He always completes work within instructed timescales, and to a very high standard.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2014

“Supremely talented and incredibly hardworking.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2014

“Especially good on black letter law.” Travel, Chambers & Partners 2013

“A star of the future.” Personal Injury, Legal 500 2012

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