Practice Areas

Clinical Negligence

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Extremely thorough with a keen eye for detail.

Temple Garden Chambers has formidable expertise in all areas of clinical negligence, acting on behalf of claimants and defendants.

The clinical negligence team comprises leading practitioners who are recognised for their skill and knowledge in advocacy, drafting and advice in this area. Chambers also has a regular publication (the biannual TGC Clinical Negligence Newsletter).

Whilst many of the clinical negligence claims undertaken are high value, complex cases issued in the High Court, members of the team are instructed in the full range of claims, from minor injuries to complex litigation arising from catastrophic injury and death.

TGC’s barristers frequently engage in all forms of ADR to assist with early resolution of claims where possible for their clients, including Joint Settlement Meetings, Mediations and Early Neutral Evaluations. Consequently, TGC’s clients range from injured claimants and bereaved families to small or major multinational companies, private healthcare insurers, defence organisations (such as the NHS Resolution), and other government bodies.

The breadth of experience within the clinical negligence team extends to:

  • Diagnostic failures (such as cancer, compartment syndrome and false aneurysms)
  • Negligent eye and laser surgery
  • Failure to refer or convey to hospital
  • Surgical negligence
  • Post-operative care
  • General practitioner negligence
  • Negligent nursing care of vulnerable patients in hospital
  • Negligent prescription and administration of drugs
  • Consent cases (such as failure correctly to advise of surgical risks or alternative treatment (applying the Supreme Court’s decision in Montgomery)
  • Equipment failure leading to delay and/or serious injury

Members of the clinical negligence team have extensive experience with the full range of medical and other healthcare practices, including:

  • General practice
  • Emergency medicine
  • Hospital care, diagnostics and surgery
  • Obstetric, paediatric and maternity care (including catastrophic birth injuries)
  • Plastic and cosmetic surgery
  • Dental surgery
  • Related healthcare professions, such as nursing, midwifery and psychology

This area of work also dovetails perfectly with TGC’s expertise in product liability (claims arising out of equipment failure), personal injury (e.g., assessing quantum in very high value cases and the use of variable periodical payments) and civil fraud (barristers are frequently instructed on behalf of defendants where there is a suspicion, or evidence, of dishonesty).

In addition, practitioners have a wealth of experience of professional discipline proceedings involving doctors and other health professionals; and the issues surrounding clinical negligence claims frequently extend beyond civil litigation into related areas of expertise, such as cases involving the Court of Protection, Human Rights and Inquests.

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For more information contact our clerks on +44 (0)20 7583 1315 or send us an email.

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Clinical Negligence Barristers

Personal Injury
Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding

James Arney KC

Call 1992 | Silk 2021

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Clinical Negligence
Inquests
Personal Injury
Professional Discipline
Public Law

Ian Ashford-Thom

Call 1977

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Personal Injury
Clinical Negligence
Professional Negligence
Inquests

Paul Kilcoyne

Call 1985

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Clinical Negligence
Personal Injury

James Bell

Call 1987

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ADR & Mediation
Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
Credit Hire
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

James Laughland

Call 1991

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Clinical Negligence
Health & Safety
Inquests
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

Charles Curtis

Call 1992

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Personal Injury
Costs & Litigation Funding
Clinical Negligence
ADR & Mediation
Collective Redress

Richard Wilkinson

Call 1992

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Collective Redress
ADR & Mediation
Clinical Negligence
Personal Injury

Peter Freeman

Call 1992

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Personal Injury
Clinical Negligence

Marcus Grant

Call 1993

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Clinical Negligence
Inquests
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

Emma-Jane Hobbs

Call 1996

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Clinical Negligence
Credit Hire
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Automated & Electric Vehicles

Edward Hutchin

Call 1996

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Clinical Negligence
Inquests
Personal Injury

Benjamin Casey

Call 2000

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Clinical Negligence
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Professional Negligence

Michael Rapp

Call 2002

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Personal Injury
Clinical Negligence
Product Liability
Insurance
Motor Insurance Fraud
Professional Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
Health & Safety
Collective Redress
ADR & Mediation

Lionel Stride

Call 2005

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Personal Injury
Motor Insurance Fraud
Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
ADR & Mediation
Automated & Electric Vehicles

Anthony Johnson

Call 2006

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Clinical Negligence
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Business & Human Rights
Collective Redress

Helen Nugent

Call 2007

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Clinical Negligence
Credit Hire
Health & Safety
Inquests
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

David White

Call 2009

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Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
Health & Safety
Inquests
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law

Richard Boyle

Call 2012

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Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
Health & Safety
Inquests
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

Ellen Robertson

Call 2013

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Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
Credit Hire
Insurance
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury

James Yapp

Call 2014

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Clinical Negligence
Costs & Litigation Funding
Credit Hire
Inquests
Inquiries
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law

Olivia Rosenstrom

Call 2018

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Credit Hire
Inquests
Inquiries
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law
Clinical Negligence

Rochelle Powell

Call 2019

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Automated & Electric Vehicles
Clinical Negligence
Credit Hire
Environmental Law
Extradition & Interpol
Inquests
Inquiries
Motor Insurance Fraud
Personal Injury
Public Law

Grace Corby

Call 2021

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Karen Preater v Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

04/08/2022

FUNDAMENTAL DISHONESTY – Court rejects FD allegations and awards Claimant over £970k. After a 7-day trial, James Arney KC (acting for the claimant and instructed by Grant Incles of Russell-Cooke solicitors) was successful in securing over £970k for a 45-year...
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T v GST FT

24/05/2022

Lionel Stride (instructed by Emma Doughty at Slater & Gordon) represented the Claimant in a High Court Montgomery consent case arising out of the alleged failure to offer reasonable alternative treatment in the form of carotid stenting rather than a...
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A v UHDB NHS Foundation Trust

20/08/2021

High Court clinical negligence case. Lionel Stride (instructed by Mathew Smith of Slater & Gordon) represented a man who had suffered an amputation of his right leg resulting from the alleged failure to diagnose vascular issues (aorta-iliac arterial disease) between...
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S (on behalf of her estate and dependants) v RFL NHS Trust

20/08/2021

High Court clinical negligence case. Lionel Stride (instructed by Laura Cleevely at Slater & Gordon) represented the family of a patient who tragically died following a negligent failure to diagnose a facial lesion as Squamous Cell Carcinoma despite vulnerability from...
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H v L NHS Foundation Trust

20/08/2021

High Court clinical negligence case. Lionel Stride (instructed by Mathew Smith of Slater & Gordon) represented a man who had been misdiagnosed with metastatic cancer rather than (transient) inflammatory disease, leading to intensive pharmacological treatment that caused permanent physical harm...
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W v ESH NHS Trust

26/04/2021

High Court clinical negligence case. Lionel Stride (instructed by Iona Smith and James Roberts at Gaby Hardwicke) represented an elderly lady who tragically lost a leg as a result of an alleged failure to diagnose a pseudoaneurysm following re-hospitalisation after...
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