Clinical negligence & personal injury

Clinical negligence & personal injury overview

Gatehouse Chambers’ team deserves its reputation for excellence across the spectrum of clinical negligence and personal injury work including claims with an international dimension. Every single member of the team of 10 years’ call and above is individually recognised as a leading practitioner in the legal directories. Our members are regularly involved in ground-breaking test litigation on liability and quantum claims of the highest value and complexity, both domestically and internationally.

We are instructed for both Claimants and Defendants in the cross-section of clinical negligence, complimentary medical and cosmetic fields, both for and against NHS Resolution, the MPS, MDU, private hospitals and insurers. The team’s injury work encompasses the full range of liability issues and all types of claims from the catastrophic to the less serious.

The breadth of our reported cases on liability, quantum and procedure demonstrates our excellence in Court advocacy and our members are also highly rated for their negotiating skills in all forms of ADR, whether using chambers’ dedicated ADR suite or elsewhere. We pride ourselves our forensic approach to our work, giving practical and down-to-earth advice, then determining and seeing through the appropriate strategy for a client’s case.

We regularly deal with insurance coverage issues arising out of injury and clinical negligence work (see also our Insurance expertise page). Our members sit as part-time judges in the High Court and County Court and on industry bodies. We write for the leading publications (see Books) and deliver highly rated training. In addition to our experience as counsel, the Team has accredited mediators, arbitrators and part-time judicial appointees within our ranks; all of whose experience informs the way in which cases are handled to our clients’ best advantage (see the ADR Hub).

Recognition

“Hardwicke is a first division operation with great strength in depth”Chambers UK
“Hardwicke offers a wide and diverse range of barristers who are available to provide advice at the drop of a hat to assist and complement those instructing”Chambers UK
“Excellent individuals who are always friendly and approachable”Chambers UK
“A go to set for personal injury of all types.”Chambers UK
“A strong presence.”Chambers UK

News

Henry Slack appointed Deputy District Judge

10/09/2021

Vanessa McKinlay appointed Assistant Coroner

09/09/2021

Charles Bagot QC appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge

08/09/2021

Gatehouse Chambers involved in mentoring scheme for underrepresented groups at the Bar

01/09/2021

Guideline Hourly Rates – an update

18/08/2021

Helena Drage joins Attorney General’s C Panel

11/08/2021

Gatehouse Chambers goes live and moves premises!

19/07/2021

SAAMCO and MBS v Grant Thornton: a further retreat from the false binary of ‘information’ versus ‘advice’

01/07/2021

Articles

Latest word on fatal accidents

15/09/2021

Fundamental Dishonesty Update September 2021

31/08/2021

Thinking about changing expert – still a tough call!

20/08/2021

Guideline Hourly Rates – an update

18/08/2021

Guideline hourly rates – Emma Zeb provides an update on the Civil Justice Council’s final report

02/08/2021

Walkden v Drayton Manor Park – Emma Zeb looks at the recent High Court appeal

27/07/2021

Informed Consent: When Is There A Duty To Obtain Consent On Technical Choices?

01/07/2021

SAAMCO and MBS v Grant Thornton: a further retreat from the false binary of ‘information’ versus ‘advice’

01/07/2021

Upcoming events

Nye Moloney speaks at Inspire MediLaw Annual Expert Witness conference

10/12/2021

Charles Bagot QC, Aneurin Moloney and Helena Drage speaking at Legal Training Consultancy clinical negligence conference

23/09/2021

Past events

#Brew – Animals Act Update

15/09/2021

Charles Bagot QC speaking at the Commonwealth Lawyers Association Conference 2021

09/09/2021

Newsletters

Focus On…Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

29/07/2020

Focus On… Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

22/10/2019

Focus On… Professional Liability

19/09/2019

Podcasts

Clinical Negligence Review 2020 – 2021

23/04/2021

Liability of Experts for Wasted Costs

18/03/2021

Brushett v Hazeldean – A Summary

25/02/2020

Covert recording of expert medical examinations

05/12/2019

Videos

Gatehouse Chambers #Brew: Animals Acts Update

15/09/2021

Clinical Negligence Review 2020 – 2021

23/04/2021

Liability of Experts for Wasted Costs

19/03/2021

Pupillage at Hardwicke

28/01/2020

J2J: Losses arising from Personal Injury claims: What can be claimed and how do you plead it? 

25/09/2019

An Introduction to Professional Negligence Claims arising out of Personal Injury Cases

25/09/2019

Books

Electronic Disclosure Law & Practice

17/05/2019

A Practical Guide to Wrongful Conception, Wrongful Birth, & Wrongful Life Claims

28/01/2019

Kemp & Kemp Quantum of Damages

28/01/2019

Personal Injuries & Quantum Reports

28/01/2019