Simon Hilton’s principal area of specialisation is in personal injury and clinical negligence. His practice is split equally between claimant and defendant work, often involving cases of high value or technical complexity.
In his capacity as AG panel counsel he is widely experienced in litigation involving government departments (for example, military accidents, prison assaults, historic sexual abuse) as well as inquests (death in custody, military fatality and so on).
His personal injury practice embraces industrial and occupational disease, road traffic, rail and general EL work. He has a particular interest in related insurance disputes, including claims arising out of permanent health policies and contested indemnity cases. He also specialises in health and safety work and cases involving product liability.
In clinical negligence, the breadth and diversity of his caseload in the last two years has included litigation arising from: fatal pulmonary embolus following routine hip replacement surgery; death following obstetric complications and refusal to accept blood transfusion; vascular complications during critical limb ischemia surgery; mismanagement of medication for ulcerative colitis; failure to diagnose Mueller-Weiss syndrome; contraction of Clostridium difficile infection on hospital ward; gynaecological mismanagement (sterilisation surgery); failure to diagnose cholasteatoma in the middle ear; negligent treatment during psychotherapy.
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This information was sourced from the Kings Chambers website.