Clinical negligence

Clinical negligence overview

We offer enviable expertise in the field of clinical negligence, with our directory-recommended barristers representing claimants and defendants in claims concerning all branches of the medical profession and health care law. Members regularly appear in ground-breaking reported cases and claims of the utmost severity and value. We deal with the entire range of clinical negligence issues both for and against NHS Resolution, the MPS, MDU, private hospitals and insurers, both domestically and internationally and our barristers regularly appear at inquests involving issues of potential clinical negligence.

We have experience across the range of severities and types of claims including high value claims for birth injury, spinal injury, brain injury and loss of sight. Members have experience of all the complexities of litigating and concluding multi-million-pound claims in this area including those involving periodical payments. We are also specialists in psychiatric injury and secondary victim claims associated with clinical negligence and fatalities with members having appeared for the successful parties in the leading cases in this field.

We also have experience of dealing with claims relating to the growing range of complementary and alternative medicine professionals who are in independent practice or who are corporate health providers. We also have expertise in insurance coverage disputes relating to clinical negligence and heath care related matters (see also our Insurance expertise).

News

Hardwicke On Demand: Clinical Negligence Review 2020 – 2021

23/04/2021

Charles Bagot QC succeeds in important appeal for NHS Wales touching on consent to treatment, departing from NICE guidelines, joint replacement surgery, approach to appeals on findings of fact and adequacy of judicial reasons

03/05/2019

Rebecca Greenstreet brings out Practical Guide to Wrongful Conception, Wrongful Birth and Wrongful Life Claims

13/06/2018

Hardwicke shortlisted for Chambers of the Year award at the British Legal Awards 2017

11/10/2017

Articles

Hardwicke On Demand: Clinical Negligence Review 2020 – 2021

23/04/2021

High Court refuses application to adjourn on grounds that remote trial held would be unfair (SC v An NHS Foundation Trust)

16/07/2020

Charles Bagot QC succeeds in important appeal for NHS Wales touching on consent to treatment, departing from NICE guidelines, joint replacement surgery, approach to appeals on findings of fact and adequacy of judicial reasons

03/05/2019

Espresso update on Service of Proceedings and Abuse of Process

20/09/2018

You can’t always get what you want – Opposing applications for interim payments

27/04/2018

Newsletters

Podcasts

Clinical Negligence Review 2020 – 2021

23/04/2021

Liability of Experts for Wasted Costs

18/03/2021

Covert recording of expert medical examinations

05/12/2019

Background and implications of the Wright v Troy Lucas & Rusz case

26/09/2019

Videos

Clinical Negligence Review 2020 – 2021

23/04/2021

Liability of Experts for Wasted Costs

19/03/2021