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.
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.
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.
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.
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