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 or practice manager, Joe Gibson for more details of how we can assist you service your clients' needs better.

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What the Legal Directories say:

Legal 500 - 2024

9 St John Street has a ‘wide range of skilled counsel’ in the clinical negligence team, which is led by Kirsty McKinlay; she is highly adept at handling cases with complex causation arguments, and matters where there is a suggestion of exaggeration of injuries. Joseph Mulderig mainly represents claimants, but he also represents defendants from the private medical sector. His instructions usually involve large loss and complex medical issues. Julie-Anne Luck is another notable name in the team.

Legal 500 2024

Legal 500 - 2023

"Chambers is excellent – they provide very good training courses and all Counsel there are very good. Chambers has a solid offering in relation to Clinical Negligence and Coronial Law. There is always a barrister available when you need one and, once instructed, they are on hand throughout the case if needed."

Legal 500 2023

Chambers and Partners - 2017

9 St John Street occupies a strong position as a well-regarded set for a broad range of personal injury work. The barristers here are regularly instructed by both claimants and defendants to act in multi-track and fast-track personal injury claims relating to catastrophic injuries,RTAs and industrial disease. The set also offers expertise in more specialist areas such as fraudulent claims, accidents abroad and cases involving psychological damages.

Chambers and Partners 2017

Chambers and Partners - 2018

9 St John Street enjoys a prominent position on the North West personal injury circuit. Its silks and juniors are instructed by both claimants and defendants in a wide variety of catastrophic injury claims. Clients include private individuals, trade unions, insurance companies and government bodies. Members are additionally noted for their sub-specialisms in industrial disease, RTAs, human rights abuse, travel law and fraudulent claims.

Chambers and Partners 2018

Chambers and Partners - 2016

9 St John Street is a well-regarded set with a broad range of experience in representing both claimants and defendants in complex and serious personal injury cases, including industrial disease and catastrophic injury claims. One source enthuses that "it is a very strong set with a long history; it is well led and clerked, with a strong team boasting a number of different skill sets."

Client service: "The clerks are very accommodating and put you with the right person. They go out of their way to assist you." "Senior clerk Tony Morrissey is excellent, very accommodating and good at maintaining a close working relationship." 

Chambers and Partners 2016

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

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