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Rachel Vickers Is Formally Named Queen’s Counsel

Outer Temple is very proud to announce that Rachel Vickers has been formally sworn in today as a member of Queen’s Counsel at the QC Appointment Ceremony 2021. Some of the finest legal minds have been sworn in today at Westminster Hall including Outer Temple’s Rachel Vickers. Whilst the celebrations have understandably been scaled down due to ongoing Covid restrictions, Rachel was able to celebrate with family and friends including her proud clerk, Paul Barton and we all look forward to getting together as a Chambers to raise a glass as soon as we can. Silks Day ‘Silks Day’ 2021, is the culmination of a rigorous application process to demonstrate excellence in advocacy in the higher courts. These appointments are…

News 1 Nov, 2021

Silk Appointment: Rachel Vickers QC

We are delighted to announce that Rachel Vickers has been elevated to the ranks of silk and, from 15 March 2021, will officially be Rachel Vickers QC. Rachel Vickers has over 20 years experience undertaking personal injury and clinical negligence cases. During this period she has been involved in cases covering nearly all areas of clinical specialism. In recent years she has gained considerable expertise litigating high value birth injury, neurological and spinal injury claims. She is instructed on behalf of Claimants and by the NHS Resolution, MDU and MPS and is totally dedicated to achieving the best result for her clients in a wholly compassionate manner. This year, clients fed back to Legal 500 that Rachel “has the incredible…

News 15 Mar, 2021

Rachel Vickers awarded Clinical Negligence Junior of the Year at Chambers Bar Awards 2020

We are delighted to announce that  Rachel Vickers has been awarded Clinical Negligence Junior of The Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2020. The 2020 Chambers Bar Awards were held virtually on Thursday, 19 November 2020. Chambers stated “To be ranked by Chambers means that your set and its members are at the top of the profession. To be shortlisted at the Chambers Bar Awards means, as a result of extensive objective research by our dedicated team of over 200 analysts, you are at the pinnacle of the profession. Congratulations!” Rebecca Priestley, Chief Executive, commented: “Our warm congratulations to Rachel Vickers on this well deserved recognition for her excellent and dedicated work on clinical negligence and commitment to client care…

News 20 Nov, 2020

Double nomination at Chambers Bar Awards 2020

We are delighted to be nominated Client Service Set of the Year whilst Rachel Vickers has been nominated Clinical Negligence Junior of The Year at the Chambers Bar Awards 2020. Despite the difficulties of lockdown, Chambers & Partners have been busy completing the research process to decide the rankings for their 2020 edition. As part of this process they identify those worthy of their Chambers Bar Awards and have taken notice of the hard work by the Outer Temple team in not one but two categories: Clinical Negligence Junior of the Year – Rachel Vickers, Outer Temple Chambers Client Service Set of the Year – Outer Temple Chambers Chambers stated “To be ranked by Chambers means that your set and…

News 28 Sep, 2020

Rachel Vickers in successful conclusion for claimant with delayed treatment for spinal abscess

Rachel Vickers recently represented a Claimant who suffered a spinal injury in February 2013. Upon admission to Hospital the Claimant was correctly suspected as suffering a spinal abscess. The need for an urgent MRI scan was recognised. The Hospital did not have 24 hour MRI scanning available and a decision was made to undertake the scan the following day, which the Defendant Trust asserted was reasonable. By the time the Claimant was transferred to a tertiary unit she had sustained irreversible neurological injury. The case, contested through to a full liability trial, was listed for six days on January 28th 2019. On day two of the trial, in the middle of Rachel cross-examining one of the Defendant’s clinicians, the  Defendant…

News 21 Feb, 2019

David Westcott QC & Rachel Vickers successful in Clinical Negligence trial

David Westcott QC and Rachel Vickers recently received judgment in favour of their Claimant client after a five day Clinical Negligence Liability trial. The Claimant was born by emergency Caesarean section and suffered Hypoxic Ischaemic at birth leading to Cerebral Palsy. Timings in the build up to the birth and cross referencing the Claimant’s medical records were crucial in determining the outcome. Click here for an extended summary of the complex issues involved. Click here for a copy of the Judgment. The counsel were instructed by Lucy Witon at Russell-Cooke.

News 27 May, 2016

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