Clinical Negligence

The Clinical Negligence group at Nine St John Street offers a specialised service at all levels of seniority to both Claimants and Defendants in claims arising out of negligent medical, dental and cosmetic treatment at both County Court and High Court Level. Members have considerable breadth of experience including claims arising out of consent issues, failures in diagnosis, delays in diagnosis, negligent surgery, ophthalmic care, obstetrics, anaesthetics and complex multi-disciplinary cases. Members regularly provide training and seminars to both Solicitors and Medical professionals.

Members of the team regularly act in inquests where clinical care is in issue including Article 2 inquests, suicides and cases involving children, and benefit from one member being an Assistant Deputy Coroner.

Nine St John Street regularly act for the GMC and advise in relation to GMC and other regulatory proceedings, such as in the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

Nine St John Street have considerable expertise in Travel Law, including cross-border claims for medical negligence and involving jurisdictional issues relating to medical treatment abroad. The team has a particular interest in this developing area of litigation and are happy to provide training and seminars upon request.

The team is also currently expanding its practice into Court of Protection and Mental Health Law and is very keen to further develop its expertise in this area.

Please contact the senior civil clerk, Tony Morrissey, for more details of how we can assist you service your clients’ needs better on 0161 955 5176 or

What the Legal Directories say:

Chambers and Partners 2015 -

“The personal injury group at 9 St John Street is well regarded for providing a broad range of expertise, encompassing both claimant and defendant work in complex cases. Practitioners have considerable experience in brain and spinal injuries and amputations. The set also receives high praise for the organisation and knowledge of its clerks.”

“Client service: “This is a very good clerking team; very accessible and very pleasant to deal with.” “They are always prompt.”

Chambers and Partners 2015

Legal 500 2014 -

“9 St John Street's personal injury team is particularly strong in insurance fraud cases relating to road traffic accidents. Members are frequently instructed by defendant insurers in cases involving fraud rings.”

Legal 500 2014

Chambers and Partners 2014 -

“9 St John Street draws praise not just for its member’s range of expertise across the personal injury field, but also for the professionalism of its clerking. This Manchester based set is regarded as a go to for both claimants and defendants on the Northern Circuit.

Client service: "The clerking team is very efficient, respectful and helpful."

Chambers and Partners 2014

Chambers and Partners 2013 -

“9 St John Street has a strong personal injury team. Its members receive instructions from both claimants and defendants, and are experts on the full range of personal injury law.”

Chambers and Partners 2013

Chambers and Partners 2012 -

“Chambers handles a broad range of personal injury work for claimants and defendants, and is recognised for its specialist team dealing with instructions in the fraudulent claims area.”

Chambers and Partners 2012