Simeon Maskrey QC is widely recognised as an outstanding silk in clinical negligence, personal injury and product liability cases. His expertise across all aspects of medical jurisprudence means that he is also instructed in public law and coroners’ courts cases involving challenging medical issues, particularly where the outcome of the case may have an impact upon civil liability. He is regularly instructed in professional negligence work, particularly claims against solicitors and valuers. He represents the interests of sports men and women and sports organisations, especially in a medical or disciplinary context. He has considerable experience of all forms of disciplinary tribunals, including medical, accountancy, solicitor and teaching professions. Simeon sits as a Deputy High Court Judge and he is Head of Chambers.
Ranked as the ‘star individual’ in clinical negligence and in band 1 for personal injury and product liability work by Chambers and Partners, 2014.
Ranked as the star individual in Clinical Negligence by Chambers and Partners 2014, Simeon “receives plaudits from across the market for all aspects of his character and for the quality of his wide-ranging work in the field, although he is especially noted for his in-depth knowledge of birth injury cases.”
“It is exciting to see him in Court because you know you are going to see the master at work. However, his attitude doesn’t reflect this – he is very down to earth”.
Simeon has vast experience in clinical negligence actions, particularly those involving catastrophic injury and complex causational issues. Trials have involved all aspects of birth and neonatal injury including decision to delivery intervals, neonatal resuscitation, injury consequent upon hypoglycaemia, kernicterus, and metabolic mediated encephalopathy, neonatal and paediatric heart surgery and the inter-relationship of maternal choice and consent.
He is as experienced in the assessment of damages as he is with issues of liability, and has been closely involved in the development of structured settlements and periodical payment orders.
Many regard his open and straightforward approach towards lay clients and the relatives of lay clients as a particular advantage. He will take as long as it needs to explain, advise and reassure.
Simeon is experienced in all tiers of court, including the Supreme Court and European Court of Justice.
Simeon is a catastrophic injury specialist who has a wealth of experience in claims of maximum severity. He represents both claimants and defendants in cases involving highly complex brain and spinal injuries. He is also known for his expertise in multiparty litigation, and is recommended for his analysis of especially complex matters.
He is listed as a Band 1 Personal Injury silk in Chambers and Partners 2014.
“He is incredibly bright – he gets to grips with the most complicated issues, works around them, and comes up with the paperwork very quickly. He’s very efficient”.
“He cuts through the issues; he’s a real pleasure to work with”.
Simeon is listed as Band 1 Silk in product Liability in Chambers and Partners 2014. In this context:
“Peers describe him as a man with a fearsome intellect who is a challenging adversary” “You’d want him if you were a claimant”.
“Fearsomely bright, but nevertheless approachable and easy to work with”.
“He’s a gutsy fighter, who doesn’t give up easily, and is an extremely impressive advocate in court”.
Simeon has been closely involved in many of the vaccine damage multiparty actions, has given advice in the metal on metal prosthetic hip failure cases and has a particular knowledge of the complex issues involved in bringing actions against multinational drug companies.
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