Clinical Negligence Barristers

Clinical Negligence

Rated among the top six sets in the country for clinical negligence by both the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners, 7BR acts for many of the leading claimant and defendant firms and across a broad range of work within the clinical negligence field. Approved by the NHS Litigation Authority, we also act on behalf of private healthcare providers and individual practitioners.

The team consists of a number of the leading silks and senior juniors in this area, all of whom are ranked individually in the directories. Members regularly appear in the leading cases including Bolitho, Greg v Scott, Cobham v Eeles, Bailey v Ministry of Defence and Woodland v The Swimming Teachers Association.

Work undertaken includes actions for damages arising out of all types of clinical negligence with a particular expertise in CP and spinal injuries, product liability, inquests, disciplinary tribunals and appeals, inquiries and Human Rights Act claims.


  • Dhillon v Midlands Ultrasound and Medical Services Ltd (High Court 2014): trial involving failure of ultrasound screening.
  • Tempest v University Hospitals Birmingham (High Court 2014): continuing case involving an allegation of contributory negligence in the context of a clinical negligence claim.
  • Bonfield v James Paget Care NHS trust [2014] – Delayed diagnosis of brain tumour and ventriculitis post-surgery. Damages approved at 1.9125 million plus PPOs for life, equivalent lump sum value of circa £8 million.
  • Inquest into the death of Jean Halfpenny [2014] – Inquest into the care of Jean Halfpenny whilst under the care of the Orchid View care homes resulting in an investigation of care homes.
  • Mid Staffordshire Inquiry [2010 – 2012] – Inquiry into poor care and high mortality rates amongst patients in the late 2000’s.
  • The Airedale Independent Inquiry [2010] – Inquiry into the deaths of patients due to administration of Morphine and diamorphine by nurses on nightshifts.
  • Gregg v Scott [2005] UKHL 2 (landmark House of Lords decision on “loss of a chance”).


  • Disciplinary Tribunals
  • Human Rights Act Cases
  • Inquests
  • Medical Ethics

For more details contact

Call +44 (0) 20 7242 3555 or email:

Paul Eeles, Senior Clerk
Mark Waterson, Clinical Negligence Clerk

Legal 500 Leading Set 2014 Chambers UK Leading Set 2015

Clinical Negligence Barristers

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Barrister Simeon Maskrey

Simeon Maskrey QC

Call: 1977 | QC: 1995

Barrister Derek Sweeting

Derek Sweeting QC

Call: 1983 | QC: 2001

Barrister Steven Ford

Steven Ford QC

Call: 1992 | QC: 2010

Barrister Hugh Preston

Hugh Preston QC

Call: 1994 | QC: 2012

Barrister Deirdre Goodwin
Barrister Julian Matthews
Barrister Simon Wheatley

Simon Wheatley

Call: 1979

Barrister Adam Clemens

Adam Clemens

Call: 1985

Barrister Simon King

Simon King

Call: 1987

Barrister Timothy Meakin

Timothy Meakin

Call: 1989

Barrister Brendan Roche

Brendan Roche

Call: 1989

Barrister Leslie Keegan

Leslie Keegan

Call: 1989

Barrister Adam Korn

Adam Korn

Call: 1992

Barrister Adam Weitzman

Adam Weitzman

Call: 1993

Barrister Peter Ellis

Peter Ellis

Call: 1997

Barrister Kate Lumbers

Kate Lumbers

Call: 1999

Barrister Adam Walker

Adam Walker

Call: 2000

Barrister Richard Baker

Richard Baker

Call: 2000

Barrister William Chapman
Barrister Conor Dufficy

Conor Dufficy

Call: 2004

Barrister Craig Carr

Craig Carr

Call: 2005

Barrister Robert Harland

Robert Harland

Call: 2006

Barrister James Weston

James Weston

Call: 2007

Barrister Daniel Bishop

Daniel Bishop

Call: 2007

Barrister Alex Young

Alex Young

Call: 2008

Barrister Saara Idelbi

Saara Idelbi

Call: 2008

Barrister James Robottom

James Robottom

Call: 2009

Barrister Caroline Lody

Caroline Lody

Call: 2009

Barrister Kathryn Duff

Kathryn Duff

Call: 2009

Barrister James Macdonald
Barrister Madelaine Power
Barrister Helen Compton

Helen Compton

Call: 2011

Barrister Gregory Burke

Gregory Burke

Call: 2012

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