Clinical Negligence & Healthcare

“One of the best chambers in the country”
Chambers & Partners

Serjeants’ Inn is at the forefront of healthcare law. We are ranked as a top tier set for clinical negligence by The Legal 500 which describes us as  “a very professional set with a modern outlook, providing many skilled counsel with a wealth of knowledge on clinical negligence law.” Christopher Johnston KC leads the clinical negligence and healthcare team.

We won Clinical Negligence Set of the Year in both 2021 and 2019 at the Chambers & Partners Bar Awards, The Legal 500 Clinical Negligence Set of the Year Award 2018 and the Chambers & Partners Professional Discipline Set of the Year Award in both 2014 and 2015. We have 160 recommendations in Chambers & Partners and The Legal 500 for expertise in relevant fields including clinical negligence, professional discipline and regulatory law, Court of Protection and inquests and inquiries.

Our barristers combine:

  • technical legal expertise – our barristers edit and write the Medical Law Reports, the Inquest Law Reports and the leading text, Medical Treatment: Decisions and the Law fourth edition;
  • practical advocacy and witness handling skills – our technique has been honed over years of experience in complex clinical negligence proceedings, medical disciplinary proceedings, criminal trials of doctors and other healthcare workers and high profile inquests;
  • medical knowledge – our approach is informed by every-day experience in healthcare cases encompassing inquiries, product liability, public law and Court of Protection cases as well as extensive experience of every type of clinical negligence claim and regulatory case.

Our cases often involve important legal, ethical and social issues. They are always of the utmost human significance: we work in partnership with our instructing solicitors to secure the best outcome and to support the lay client throughout.


24 Hour Urgent Advice

Our Clinical Negligence & Healthcare team provides a 24 hour service, 365 days a year to arrange for urgent advice and representation on applications including injunctions. For more details about our emergency service please click here.

Angus Moon KC 1986 | 2006    Joint Head of Chambers
Michael Horne KC 1992 | 2016    Joint Head of Chambers
Adrian Hopkins KC 1984 | 2003
Michael Mylonas KC 1988 | 2012
John de Bono KC 1995 | 2014
Dijen Basu KC 1994 | 2015
Nageena Khalique KC 1994 | 2015
Katie Gollop KC 1993 | 2016
Simon Fox KC 1994 | 2016
Bridget Dolan KC 1997 | 2016
Gerard Boyle KC 1992 | 2017
Sarah Clarke KC 1994 | 2017
Debra Powell KC 1995 | 2017
Jon Holl-Allen KC 1990 | 2018
Ian Skelt KC 1994 | 2020
Claire Watson KC 2001 | 2022
Neil Davy KC 2000 | 2023
Amy Street 2002
Jemma Lee 2010
Liam Duffy 2012
Imogen Goold 2023    Pupil
Allegra Enefer 2024    Pupil
Sir Robert Francis KC 1973 | 1992    Associate Member
James Watson KC 1979 | 2000    Associate Member
Susan Burden 1985    Door Tenant

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