Jamie Mathieson

Call 2014


Jamie has a rapidly growing clinical negligence practice. He is instructed by claimants and defendants to advise on liability and quantum on paper and in conference, to draft pleadings and schedules, for representation at RTMs and mediations, and to appear in court including at trial. He has been instructed on very high quantum cases as a junior and has acted in complex matters in his own right, working without a leader on multiple cases with a pleaded value in excess of £1m.


Jamie is recommended as a Tier 3 leading junior in clinical negligence by The Legal 500, one of the youngest barristers to have achieved that ranking, with the directory reporting that “Jamie is an extremely competent, bright, and sympathetic counsel, who is always very much in charge of his brief while at the same time bringing the human touch to his dealings with clients.” and that “Jamie is a pleasure to work with. He is always well prepared, incredibly intelligent and has a fantastic way with clients which immediately puts them at ease.”

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, private hospitals, GPs, surgeons, nurses, dentists, opticians, care homes and cosmetic treatment providers, and the full range of medical professionals from speech and language therapists to paramedics. His cases arise out of every type of injury or medical discipline, including:

  • Amputation claims
  • Birth injuries, including alleged failures of informed consent, and maternal injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Cancer misdiagnosis and late diagnosis
  • Claims arising from death, including claims following Coroner’s inquests
  • Injuries during cosmetic surgery
  • Fertility claims
  • GP negligence
  • Injuries sustained during homeopathic or alternative medical treatment
  • Issues with medication prescription, administration and monitoring
  • Mental health treatment
  • ‘Nervous shock’ and secondary victim claims
  • Paediatric claims
  • Psychiatric injuries
  • Surgical claims
  • Spinal injury
  • Wrongful birth claims

In litigating claims for both Claimants and Defendants, Jamie has experience of:

  • Trial on liability and quantum
  • Settling claims at round table meetings, mediation, and through negotiation including exchanges of offers on the eve of trial
  • Part 36 offers
  • Multi-party litigation
  • Applications for strike-out and summary judgment
  • Disputes over limitation
  • Applications for relief from sanctions
  • Costs budgets and all kinds of dispute that arise at CCMCs
  • Cases involving uninsured Defendants
  • Claims on behalf of children, protected parties, and Claimants with borderline or fluctuating capacity or a history of substance abuse