The 3PB Clinical Negligence Team offers specialist expertise across the full spectrum of clinical negligence law and related areas, including surgeons and hospital physicians, general practitioners, dental surgeons, nurses and midwives, other healthcare specialisms and in related issues of defective implants and other medical products. Members of the team regularly undertake cases involving difficult issues of causation, including missed diagnosis and loss of chance, and cases of catastrophic injury with the related issues of funding substantial, long term treatment, care, equipment and accommodation requirements, periodical payments and the involvement of the Court of Protection
Our expert team is nationally recognised and highly regarded with many members recommended in the legal directories for their expertise in this area.
- Intensive care
- Accident & Emergency
- Product Liability (implants, pharmaceuticals, defective blood and organ products)
Leading junior members of the team include Mark Lomas, Hamish Dunlop, Louis Weston and Colin McDevitt all of whom are recommended in the Legal Directories for their expertise in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence law.
Members of the team accept instructions for claimants, defendants and interested parties and some are qualified to accept instructions on a direct access basis (please contact the clerks for more information). Counsel may enter into conditional fee agreements in appropriate cases.
Cases of Interest
Members of the 3PB team are often involved in high profile cases either due to their legal impact or the wider public interest – please review the member profiles for more details.
Members have written and lectured extensively on clinical negligence and related topics. Dr Christopher Whelan is a regular contributor to academic and professional journals and a variety of lecture programmes have included topical, bespoke sessions as well as speaking at national conferences with AvMA, PIBA etc.
Members are regularly instructed in coroner’s court proceedings where Clinical Negligence is alleged.
- Medical Regulatory
Members frequently act in disciplinary proceedings, both for and against regulatory bodies such as the GMC and NMC – please see our Regulatory & Disciplinary profile for more information.
- Veterinary Negligence
Members are instructed in cases relating to (alleged) negligent veterinary treatment and defective veterinary products.