Roussak, Jeremy

Jeremy Roussak practices almost exclusively in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence. 

He qualified as a doctor in 1983 and practised in hospital medicine for more than 10 years before being called to the Bar. He underwent training in general surgery, becoming a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and then specialised in surgery of the heart and chest.

 Roussak is instructed on cases of all values, including very high-value claims involving catastrophic brain injury at birth or in road traffic accidents. He is particularly interested in cases arising out of fatal accidents (particularly those involving clinical negligence) in which damages are claimed for dependency. His experience of clinical negligence law extends to more than 600 cases, in which he has acted almost exclusively for claimants. These have involved nearly all major medical specialities, including orthopaedics (adult and child), obstetrics and gynaecology, urology, ophthalmology, general surgery, hepatobiliary surgery, infectious disease, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery and, of course, cardiothoracic surgery. His personal injury practice is split equally between claimant and defendant work and includes cases arising out of road traffic accidents, industrial accidents and disease, including asbestos-related disease.

He has appeared on behalf of the General Medical Council before its disciplinary tribunals, prosecuting doctors accused of misconduct. More recently, he has appeared before those same tribunals on behalf of defendant doctors.

From February 2008 to April 2010 Roussak was counsel to the Redfern Inquiry into human tissue analysis in UK nuclear facilities. This was a government inquiry into ‘body snatching’ by the nuclear industry. The report was presented to the House of Commons on 16 November 2010.

Roussak was appointed to the Attorney-General’s provincial panel of Counsel in 2002 and re-appointed in 2007 and again in 2012. He has appeared on behalf of government departments, including the Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Justice, in personal injury and clinical negligence cases and at inquests, particularly those into deaths in prison.

He is frequently instructed under Conditional Fee Agreements in all types of case.

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This material was sourced from the Kings Chambers website.