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Cara Guthrie

Cara Guthrie

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Cara Guthrie specialises in Clinical Negligence, and has done so since she started in practice. She also acts in Personal Injury cases, inquests, lawyers’ negligence cases and Court of Protection cases and regularly represents claimants and defendants in High Court trials

Cara is instructed by claimants and defendants, in cerebral palsy, brain injury and spinal injury cases. Cara is also instructed in other Clinical Negligence cases encompassing the full spectrum of medical issues. She is currently acting for many claimants in the DePuy ASR hip cases.

Cara considers herself to be approachable and to work well as part of the team with her instructing solicitors and expert witnesses. She prides herself on an efficient working style and being able quickly to identify the issues at the heart of any claim.

Cara has been recommended as a leading junior (Band 1) in Clinical Negligence, in both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 for many years. As a member of the Ogden Working Committee, Cara has a detailed understanding of issues such as multipliers, discount rates and periodical payments.

Appointments & Memberships

  • Ogden Working Party
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Professional Negligence Bar Association

Cara Guthrie 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.

Areas of Law




“Very bright and very easy to work with. She offers really robust advice and she is very good on quantum.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2019

“Analytical, well prepared and an excellent advocate.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2019

“Decisive, focused, efficient and excellent with complex cases.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2019

“She is very thorough and has a commanding presence.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2018

“Absolutely brilliant. A real safe pair of hands. Analytical and very authoritative.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2018

“Decisive, focused, efficient and excellent with complex cases.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2017

“She is incredibly intelligent, and quickly grasps and offers solutions to complex issues. Her analysis of cases is excellent.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2017

“Fantastic at quantum and a great negotiator.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2016

“She was excellent throughout the case and always available.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2016

“Her pleadings are detailed and she is brilliant on her feet.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2016

“A QC of the future, she’s clever, robust and hard-working. Very user-friendly, she’s good tactically and excellent in court.” “She’s great with numbers and phenomenally quick in conference.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2015

“An excellent heavyweight junior who thinks imaginatively to find a solution to a thorny issue.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2015

“She is a very bright woman who is fiercely organised, very tenacious and a fighter – she’s very direct.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2014

“A great advocate, who gets excellent results for clients.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2014

“Thorough and extremely numerate.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2013

“Extremely bright and tenacious.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2013

“Dynamic, personable and excellent with figures”. “She impresses solicitors with the fact that she is “absolutely laser in cutting through to the issues.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2012

Cara Guthrie has “a strong grasp of difficult legal issues.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2012

Cara Guthrie is “phenomenally bright” and “operates at a level that is very advanced for her call.” Solicitors turn to her as “she’s just what you want at a hearing – confident, articulate and bright.” Clinical Negligence, Chambers & Partners 2011

Cara Guthrie is “a pleasure to work with”, she is “excellent with figures and has a strong grasp of relevant legal principles.” Clinical Negligence, Legal 500 2011

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