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Clinical negligence

The clinical negligence group has an outstanding reputation and No5 Chambers is widely recognised as one of the leading centres of legal expertise in the area of clinical negligence. The group enjoys a nationwide reputation, with its members undertaking work throughout England and Wales.

There are over 30 specialist counsel, some also qualified in medicine, who are members of the group. The members of the group have been responsible for some of the most important and substantial cases dealt with in this field in the United Kingdom, including claims involving brain and spinal injuries and other catastrophic medical injuries, multi-party claims involving clinical negligence or arising from the use of medical products and equipment, human rights, mental-health issues and medical ethics.

The work of the group is on behalf of a very wide range of clients including private individuals, NHS Trusts, medical defence organisations and private medical and related institutions. 

‘Commentators speak highly of a set which “is a well-polished, friendly and flexible organisation that offers a nationwide service, quality barristers and personalised clerking.” … The clerking team receives considerable praise from solicitors, who appreciate working with individuals who are both “approachable and proactive.”’ — Chambers and Partners, 2013

‘No5 Chambers retains its “already excellent reputation”’ — Legal 500, 2012 (PI & Clin Neg)

‘…a plethora of excellent clinical negligence barristers’ — Legal 500, 2011

‘No5 Chambers has the most significant clinical negligence presence of all the sets in the Midlands, and its members enjoy a deserved reputation for excellence.’ — Chambers and Partners, 2011

‘With experts in medicine and dentistry, No5 Chambers in Birmingham remains at the forefront of clinical negligence work in the Midlands region. The group boasts a national reputation, which sets it apart from many regional competitors. The team handles both claimant and defendant work and its individuals can be found acting in some of the most high-profile cases around.” — Chambers and Partners, 2008

‘No5 Chambers is “one of the best sets of chambers for clinical negligence work, outside London”’ — Legal 500, 2008

‘No5 Chambers continues to win new friends drawn by the unrivalled strength of its team. The group have a national reputation for its clinical negligence work…’ — Chambers and Partners, 2007

This material has been sourced from the No5 Chambers website. 

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Fountain Court
Steelhouse Lane
Birmingham
B4 6DR
UK

Silks: 26
Juniors: 213
Head of chambers: Paul Bleasdale QC
Practice director: Tony McDaid
Office manager: Sandra Astbury