Clinical Negligence Barristers

Clinical Negligence

7BR are rated among the top six sets in the country for clinical negligence by both Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, members act for many of the leading claimant and defendant firms, across a broad range of work within the sector. 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”).


For more details contact

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

Paul Eeles, Senior Clerk
Mark Waterson, Clinical Negligence Clerk

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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 Hugh Preston

Hugh Preston QC

Call: 1994 | QC: 2012

Barrister Adam Weitzman

Adam Weitzman QC

Call: 1993 | QC: 2016

Barrister Vanessa Marshall

Vanessa Marshall QC

Call: 1994 | QC: 2018

Barrister Deirdre Goodwin

Deirdre Goodwin

Call: 1974

Barrister Julian Matthews

Julian Matthews

Call: 1979

Barrister Simon Wheatley

Simon Wheatley

Call: 1979

Barrister Jeremy Pendlebury

Jeremy Pendlebury

Call: 1980

Barrister Adam Clemens

Adam Clemens

Call: 1985

Barrister Simon King

Simon King

Call: 1987

Barrister Leslie Keegan

Leslie Keegan

Call: 1989

Barrister Tim Meakin

Tim Meakin

Call: 1989

Barrister Brendan Roche

Brendan Roche

Call: 1989

Barrister Sarah Edwards

Sarah Edwards

Call: 1990

Barrister Adam Korn

Adam Korn

Call: 1992

Barrister Kate Lumbers

Kate Lumbers

Call: 1999

Barrister Richard Baker

Richard Baker

Call: 2000

Barrister Adam Walker

Adam Walker

Call: 2000

Barrister William Chapman

William Chapman

Call: 2003

Barrister Jonathan Bertram

Jonathan Bertram

Call: 2003

Barrister Conor Dufficy

Conor Dufficy

Call: 2004

Barrister Craig Carr

Craig Carr

Call: 2005

Barrister Ashley Pratt

Ashley Pratt

Call: 2006

Barrister Daniel Bishop

Daniel Bishop

Call: 2007

Barrister Patricia Leonard

Patricia Leonard

Call: 2007

Barrister Liam Ryan

Liam Ryan

Call: 2007

Barrister James Weston

James Weston

Call: 2007

Barrister Alex Young

Alex Young

Call: 2008

Barrister Caroline Lody

Caroline Lody

Call: 2009

Barrister James Robottom

James Robottom

Call: 2009

Barrister James Macdonald

James Macdonald

Call: 2010

Barrister Helen Compton

Helen Compton

Call: 2011

Barrister Dr Gregory Burke

Dr Gregory Burke

Call: 2012

Barrister Ross Beaton

Ross Beaton

Call: 2013

Barrister Kirsty Lea

Kirsty Lea

Call: 2014

Barrister Emily Mitchell

Emily Mitchell

Call: 2015

Barrister Kitty Geddes

Kitty Geddes

Call: 2016

Barrister Kat Shields

Kat Shields

Call: 2016

Barrister Nia Frobisher

Nia Frobisher

Call: 2016

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