Clinical Negligence & Healthcare
Jamie is instructed by claimant firms on CFAs and on behalf of defendants, corporate and individual, and public and private. He has advised on claims being brought against NHS Trusts, GPs, surgeons, nurses, dentists, opticians and care homes. His cases arise out of every type of injury or medical discipline, including delays in diagnosis, misdiagnosis, medication errors, fertility treatment, alleged negligence in psychiatric care, and neonatal injury. He frequently advises on fatal accident claims, and has experience of cases involving nervous shock and disputes over limitation.
He regularly appears in court, including at CCMCs and also at interlocutory hearings such as applications for relief from sanctions, and has trial experience.
Jamie was trained during pupillage by Michael Mylonas QC and Richard Partridge, assisting with a wide array of clinical negligence cases. He has experience of cases involving delays in diagnosis, misdiagnosis, medication errors, fertility treatment, neonatal injury, and fatal accidents. He assisted Michael Mylonas QC with the multi-million pound High Court claim in Harman v East Kent Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust  EWHC 1662 (QB). As pupil to Bridget Dolan QC, Jamie gained experience of secondary victim claims, cases involving psychiatric illness, and claims arising from coroners’ conclusions. Jamie worked with Michael Mylonas QC and Susanna Rickard on the landmark wrongful birth case of ARB v IVF Hammersmith Ltd  EWHC 2438 (QB) which received considerable media coverage. Jamie wrote about the case for The Lawyer in October 2017. An appeal will be heard in 2018.
Jamie also has the rare experience of proceedings under the Presumption of Death Act 2013.