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Matthew Phillips KC and Tom Gibson represent successful claimant in £24m+ birth injury claim

Matthew Phillips KC and Tom Gibson represent successful claimant in £24m+ birth injury claim

Matthew Phillips KC and Tom Gibson represented a successful claimant who received compensation with a capitalised value of over £24million.

The claimant suffered from four limb dystonic cerebral palsy as a result of the defendant hospital’s negligence at the time of her birth. The claimant’s family spent almost 9 years pursuing the claim, first establishing a full admission of liability, and then preparing for a quantum trial.

The case involved complicated issues surrounding the claimant’s future care and accommodation needs in particular. A settlement, involving a £6,550,000 lump sum plus stepped periodical payments, was agreed after a settlement meeting and less than a month before the quantum trial.

While no settlement can change what happened to the claimant, the compensation should help to ensure that the claimant and their family can live as fulfilled a life as possible.

Matthew and Tom were instructed by Clare Thompson, Partner and Head of Clinical Negligence at Hay & Kilner.

For further information on the case, click here.

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Matthew Phillips KC

Matthew Phillips KC practises in the following fields: Clinical NegligencePersonal Injury and Sport. In the field of personal injury Matthew specialises in asbestos related disease claims and catastrophic head and spinal injuries. In the field of clinical negligence he acts for Claimants and Defendants in a wide variety of high value claims. In the field of sports law, Matthew has extensive experience of personal injury claims and regulatory work involving anti-doping regulations. Matthew practises nationwide and is happy to travel to meet clients. He prioritises the management of cases in a sensitive and inclusive manner.

Tom Gibson

Tom specialises in Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury – and has done so since joining Outer Temple Chambers in 2011.  He does a good balance of claimant and defendant work. Tom is a former solicitor, having qualified at Magic Circle firm Slaughter and May in 2010 before transferring to the Bar. Before joining Outer Temple Tom was a Judicial Assistant to Arden LJ (as she then was) at the Court of Appeal during 2010-11.

To find out more about Matthew or Tom, contact Paul Barton on +44 (0)207 427 4907.

News 29 Nov, 2023


Matthew Phillips KC

Call: 1993 Silk: 2017

Tom Gibson

Call: 2010

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