Doughty St snaps up negligence heavyweight

Leading public law and civil liberties set Doughty Street Chambers has boosted its criminal and clinical negligence teams, with more additions expected soon.

Heavyweight criminal practitioner David Hislop joins this week from Richard Ferguson QC's chambers at 1 Crown Office Row with senior clinical negligence expert Christopher Hough joining from 199 Strand in September.

The set now has a total of 56 tenants, with a criminal team of 31 and a clinical negligence team of 12.

Hislop is currently involved in a six-month Triad case and a major drugs importation case dealing with a seizure valued at over u2m.

June saw another round of increased movement at the Bar particularly in the criminal field. Michael Mansfield QC's chambers at Tooks Court has been joined by two criminal practitioners, David Heraghty, formerly of Mitre House Chambers and Clare Wade, formerly of 2 Dr Johnson's Buildings.

23 Essex Street has made three new signings: Sally Howes from 1 Hare Court; Lynn Griffin from 5 Paper Buildings; and Giles Curtis-Raleigh from 4 King's Bench Walk. Mark Love, newly appointed as head of chambers at 2 Paper Buildings has been joined by Andrew Evans and Alison Robins, both formerly of 10 King's Bench Walk.