London, one of the six cities where I am based.
Birmingham, one of the six cities where I am based.
Bristol, one of the six cities where I am based.
Manchester, one of the six cities where I am based.
Liverpool, one of the six cities where I am based.
Leeds, one of the six cities where I am based.
I am a medically qualified barrister specialising in clinical negligence and personal injury claims with over 25 years experience in these areas.

I act for injured clients, doctors and insurance companies but mostly injured patients and spend a lot of my time travelling around the country meeting them in their homes, solicitors’ offices and my own offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool or Leeds.

Within clinical negligence, I specialise in cases with difficult and complicated issues in proving negligence where my medical background enables me to better understand the complicated medical issues involved, get the most from the experts, present the client’s case at its best and cross-examine effectively.

As a QC (silk) I am generally instructed in cases exceeding £1 million in damages and recently concluded a birth injury claim in a lump sum equivalent value of £25 million – believed to be one of the highest ever clinical negligence awards made in the UK.

I am also instructed in high value personal injury claims in which complicated issues of medical evidence arise.

In addition to my work as a QC, I also spend about two days per month as an Assistant Coroner hearing cases in the Coroner’s Court in both Bristol and Gloucester. In 2017 I was appointed an Assistant Coroner in Dorset to hear the inquest into the death of Richard Westgate, an airline pilot whose family were concerned that he had died from the toxic effects of organophospates released from commercial aircraft engines.

I live in Cheltenham and outside work I enjoy hill running. I have competed in 24 hour events up to 100km and have run the 100 mile Cotswold Way over 4 days.

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