Clinical Negligence

"Guildhall Chambers is a highly regarded set on the Western Circuit, noted for its expertise spanning a wide range of clinical negligence matters."

Guildhall Chambers’ Clinical Negligence team is widely recognised as being a leader in the field on the Western Circuit.

Consistently ranked as Band 1 in Chambers & Partners and Tier 1 in the Legal 500 directories, our Clinical Negligence barristers provide expert advice and advocacy at all stages of Clinical Negligence litigation from the first enquiry to final Costs & Litigation Funding. As well as extensive legal and medical knowledge, our members have a thorough understanding of the governance of NHS and other care providers, enhanced through their involvement in Regulatory & Discipline litigation. Several of the team bring experience from related healthcare fields and hold dual qualifications including a doctor, assistant coroner and mental health judge.

Members of Guildhall Chambers’ Clinical Negligence team act for a full range of clients, including claimants and defendants. Our clients include injured and vulnerable patients as well as government bodies, defence organisations in England and Wales, and commercial providers of care.

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Clinical Negligence Experience

We are known for being experienced, approachable, responsive and tenacious. We work well together as a team, drawing on one another’s experience.

Our clerks have a specialist understanding of the nature of Clinical Negligence work and are consistently recognised as approachable, efficient and helpful.

Selena Plowden KC has sat as part time Mental Health Tribunal Judge since 2007.

Rob Sowersby is an Assistant Coroner.

Clinical Negligence Barristers

Selena Plowden KC

Call 1991 | Silk 2020

Gabriel Farmer

Call 1994

Fergus Currie

Call 1997

Oliver Moore

Call 2005 | Sol 1998

Robert Sowersby

Call 2000

Martin Lanchester

Call 2001

Sophie Holme

Call 2009

Kriti Upadhyay

Call 2011

James Bentley

Call 2012

Manon Rowlands

Call 2016

Dr Philip Hughes

Call 2017

Sophie Walmsley

Call 2017

Alastair Prince

Call 2021

Louise Hayes

Call 2022

John Whitting KC

John Whitting KC

Call 1991 | Silk 2011

Clinical Negligence Clerks

Caroline Evans

Senior Practice Manager - Civil

Olive Kavanagh

Practice Manager - Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Court of Protection (Health & Welfare)

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