Our clinical negligence barristers cover various claims involving; doctors, dentists, nurses and other health professionals. We are frequently instructed in the most demanding and highest value cases, including birth injury and other serious neurological injuries. We act both for patients and their families and for bodies such as the NHS Resolution and the medical defence organisations.

In the wider healthcare field, we represent families, professionals and other interested persons at coroner’s inquests. We advise patients, doctors, NHS Trusts and regulatory bodies on law and policy in this area, including; public law and human rights. We appear in the range of tribunals where healthcare issues can arise, including the Administrative Court and the Court of Protection. We act in disciplinary and criminal proceedings involving doctors and other healthcare professionals, as well as dealing with the associated contractual and employment disputes: see our section on Disciplinary & Regulatory work for further details.

Outer Temple Chambers is proud to have been ranked Set of The Year 2017 for Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury.

We provide specialist advice and advocacy to both claimants and defendants in all aspects of clinical negligence and in a wide range of other healthcare work.

Clinical Negligence Experience

Our team of barristers are specialists in a wide range of clinical negligence areas including:

We have wide experience of multi-party clinical negligence litigation, public inquiries, internal NHS reviews and other extra judicial investigations. Indeed, in the last two decades our barristers have regularly been instructed in the most important and complex as well as high profile cases in this field: from the Kennedy Inquiry into paediatric cardiac surgery in Bristol and the Shipman Inquiry, to more recently the Thompstone periodical payment indexation cases and the inquests into patient deaths at Gosport Hospital.

The Ogden compensation tables with explanatory text have now been published on the GOV website. Only accessible online, they may be viewed here.


Clinical Negligence Barristers

James Counsell KC

Call: 1984 Silk: 2017

Nathan Tavares KC

Nathan Tavares KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2018

Eliot Woolf KC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2018

Christopher Wilson-Smith KC

Call: 1965 Silk: 1986

Gerard McDermott KC

Call: 1978 Silk: 1999

Kate Davenport KC

Call: 1983 Silk: 2013

Matthew Phillips KC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2017

Sarah Crowther KC

Call: 1999 Silk: 2018

Jonathan Hand KC

Call: 1990 Silk: 2019

Rachel Vickers KC

Call: 1992 Silk: 2021

Richard Mawhinney

Richard Mawhinney

Call: 1977

Patrick Sadd

Call: 1984

James Aldridge

Call: 1987

Louis Weston

Call: 1994

Harriet Jerram

Call: 1998

Ian Denham

Call: 2003

Daniel Clarke

Call: 2005

David Haines

Call: 2005

Ben Bradley

Call: 2007

Robert Dickason

Call: 2007

Will Young

Call: 2008

Tom Gibson

Call: 2010

Imogen Egan

Call: 2015

Lorna Badham

Lorna Badham

Call: 2015

Olinga Tahzib

Call: 2016

Elizabeth Grace

Call: 2017

Carin Hunt

Call: 2018

Monique Bouffe

Monique Bouffé

Call: 2019

Chris Meiring

Christopher Meiring

Call: 2021

Andrew Axon

Andrew Axon

Call: 1992

Samantha Presland

Call: 2001

Katarina Sydow

Call: 2012

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