• Deputy High Court Judge (2001)

  • AvMA
  • PNBA
  • Midland Circuit

Instructing Simeon Maskrey QC

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Simeon Maskrey QC is a star individual or band 1 silk in all of the major directories for each of his three main practice areas, comprising maximum severity clinical negligence, personal injury and product liability cases.

He has appeared in the European Court of Justice, the Supreme Court and the House of Lords. He has sat as a Deputy High Court Judge since 2001. Simeon is a regular speaker at AvMA conferences and has regularly lectured at Trinity College, Dublin, and King’s College, London. He is a well-known contributor to 7BR seminars and has recently chaired or spoken at events organized by MBL seminars and by Irwin Mitchell and Kennedy’s solicitors. He has spoken or been involved in workshops for the Royal College of Surgeons and Royal College of Physicians.

Legal Expertise

Clinical Negligence

Simeon is recognised as one of the country’s leading clinical negligence silks and is a Chambers and Partners star individual. He is commended for the relationships he builds with his lay and professional clients, his ability to absorb and distil large quantities of complex and technical medical information and for his cross-examination skills. His persuasiveness in Court has been noted by judges on numerous occasions. Solicitors comment on his approachability and informal style and lay clients on his manner and ability to explain complex issues. He is regularly instructed to act in cases emanating from international jurisdictions.

Notable Clinical Negligence cases

AXO v Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 1454 (QB)

EL v States of Jersey [2019] Royal Court 2017/147

Khan v Meadows [2019] EWCA Civ 152

Darnley v Mayday Hospitals NHS Trust [2018] UKSC 50

Macauley v Karim & Croydon Health Services NHS Trust [2017] EWHC 1795 (QB)

Velarde v Guy’s & St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWHC 1250 (QB)

Willmott v Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 181

Welds v Yorkshire Ambulance Service NHS Trust [2016] EWHC 3325 (QB)

Rich v Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust [2015] EWHC 3395 (QB)

Gregg v Scott [2005] UKHL 2


Product Liability

Simeon is described by the directories as “dedicated to the representation of claimants in product liability cases” with “unsurpassed claimant experience and knowledge”. He is one of only three star individual and band 1 claimant silks in the 2019 editions of Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. He has unparalleled experience in medical product and pharmaceutical group actions and assisted in the successful negotiation of a settlement in the metal on metal hip litigation, leading a team of four counsel. He is currently leading a three counsel team in the blood products litigation against the Secretary of State and NHS Trusts and is engaged in a test case on the application of section 41(1) of the Consumer Protection Act.

Notable Product Liability cases

Bailey v Glaxosmithkline Ltd (2018)

Lewin v Glaxosmithkline Ltd [2016] EWHC 331 (QB)

OB v Aventis Pasteur SA [2010] UKSC 23

Aventis Pasteur [2009] EUECJ C-358/08


Personal Injury

Simeon is regularly instructed on behalf of claimants and defendants in maximum severity personal injury actions and is a band 1 silk in Chambers and Partners. He is commended for his judgement and pragmaticism and for the quality of his advocacy. His forthright and straightforward approach in mediations and round table meetings has resulted in settlement of difficult and apparently intractable cases.

Notable Personal Injury cases

Carter v Kingswood Learning & Leisure Group Ltd [2018] EWHC 1616 (QB)

Fryer v Limpkin (2019)

Roberts v Jenkins (2018)

McCartney v Akram (2018)


  • Deputy High Court Judge (2001)

  • AvMA
  • PNBA
  • Midland Circuit

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