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Eliot Woolf KC

Ask a Silk: Claims where English law applies but the claimant is domiciled abroad

In this latest ‘Ask a Silk’ vlog, Carin Hunt asks Eliot Woolf QC about personal injury and clinical negligence claims in England and Wales where English law applies but the claimant is domiciled abroad. What needs to be considered? Welcome back to ‘Ask a Silk’. These videos are short and digestible vlogs, normally in the form of a Q&A between a silk and junior member of chambers about a particular area of the silk’s expertise. In this short interview, Carin Hunt talks to Eliot Woolf QC, an well respected silk specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence, including claims with an international element. Carin wanted to discuss international claims with Eliot and in particular, claims where the case is being heard in England and…

Webinars & Recordings 2 Jul, 2021

Eliot Woolf QC acts for the claimant in Khan v Meadows [2021] UKSC 21

Today, the Supreme Court handed down the eagerly anticipated judgment of Khan v Meadows [2021] UKSC 21. Eliot Woolf QC acted on behalf of the Claimant, instructed by Jacqui Hayat at Taylor Rose MW. Khan v Meadows raised a novel question unanswered in wrongful birth jurisprudence: if a child born with two disabilities would not have been born were it not for a doctor’s failure to advise of the risk of being born with one of those disabilities, can the mother recover the cost of both disabilities or is she restricted to those associated with the disability about which the doctor failed to advise? In Khan, the Claimant gave birth to a child with haemophilia and autism. Before the claimant became pregnant, she consulted her GP to determine whether…

News 18 Jun, 2021

Eliot Woolf QC discusses the difficult issues of wrongful birth

Eliot Woolf QC ran an engaging webinar on the difficult issues of wrongful birth in conjunction with MBL Seminars and Ian Christian at Irwin Mitchell Solicitors. The webinar, which aims to help and support any claimant or defendant solicitor who has a wrongful birth claim, is available to download here. Wrongful birth claims are still a highly contentious and emotive area of clinical negligence litigation with many fundamental issues still unresolved by the courts. Key issues for careful consideration are whether a distinction should be drawn in principle between ‘wrongful conception’ cases and cases of ‘wrongful antenatal diagnosis/wrongful birth’; whether these claims should be categorised as claims for personal injury or economic loss; the duration of the claims; who should be parties…

News 30 Jan, 2019

The ‘APIL Guide to Accidents Abroad’ – 2nd Edition

Outer Temple Chambers was delighted to welcome both valued clients and members of the Bar at last night’s launch of the ‘APIL Guide to Accidents Abroad’, held at our London offices. General Editor: Sarah Crowther QC Contributors: Daniel Clarke, Gerard McDermott QC, Eliot Woolf QC, Ian Denham, Chloë Bell, Harry Trusted, Will Young and Pierre Janusz. The evening was undoubtedly the ideal opportunity to rub shoulders with the great and the good of the Travel law world. It was also a great time to speak to our Travel law team who were out in force. The book – a joint APIL and LexisNexisUK publication – is available to purchase from LexisNexis and via Amazon. Sarah is a specialist in all claims for injury, illness…

Events 20 Sep, 2018

Four new Silks

Chambers is immensely proud and delighted to congratulate four members, Tim Nesbitt, Nathan Tavares, Eliot Woolf and Sarah Crowther on their successful applications to Silk. This is a fantastic personal achievement for all four and very well deserved public recognition of their skill and expertise, especially given the highly competitive nature of the lengthy competition process. Tim was called to the Bar in 1991 and has over 20 years’ experience acting as an advocate and adviser in a number of areas of commercial, regulatory and public law. These are often linked to and involve issues arising out of the commercial transport and financial services sectors. Nathan specialises in clinical negligence, catastrophic personal injury claims, product liability, and professional negligence and was…

News 15 Dec, 2017

The Wheelchair Challenge & Awareness Day

Following on from the Wheelchair Challenge & Awareness Day, organised by Bolt Burdon Kemp Solicitors, with the able assistance of the Back-Up Trust and the Wheelchair Rugby Experience, the video footage of the day is now available for everyone to view. Outer Temple Chambers members, Harry Trusted, Eliot Woolf and Ben Bradley, who took part in the challenge, have learnt essential wheelchair skills and are now better informed on the accessibility challenges that many have to deal with every day. Eliot said: “I loved every single second of it – the programme should be enshrined in statute and made compulsory for all.” Click here to watch the video of the wheelchair event.

News 5 May, 2016

Harry Trusted, Eliot Woolf & Ben Bradley in Wheelchair Awareness Day

Three Outer Temple Barristers were invited to take part in a wheelchair awareness day, organised by Bolt Burdon Kemp Solicitors, with the able assistance of the Back-Up Trust and the Wheelchair Rugby Experience. Harry Trusted, Eliot Woolf and Ben Bradley spent the morning learning essential wheelchair skills with the Back-Up Trust. They were then sent off into the wilds of Islington in said chairs to (amongst other things) board a bus; buy a coffee; undertake a weekly shop; tackle cobbled streets and find a wheelchair accessible beauty salon. The afternoon was spent playing the brutal sport of wheelchair rugby, run by the inspirational athletes at the Wheelchair Rugby Experience. All three barristers have emerged relatively unscathed, but better informed and…

News 4 Apr, 2016

Eliot Woolf recovers £7.9M in damages in the CICA

Following Gordon Bebb QC’s recent record CICA award, Eliot acted on behalf of an Applicant who suffered severe brain damage as a result of non-accidental injuries in the early weeks of his life. Although the Applicant retained good mobility, his brain injuries meant that he would require round the clock assistance. He was awarded £7.9M gross of benefits. This case follows an award of £5.6M that Eliot secured before the CICA on behalf of another injured child in March 2011.

News 9 Mar, 2012

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