“The ‘impressive’ Old Square Chambers is well established in the clinical negligence field and members are instructed in a wide range of cases for both defendants and claimants.” (The Legal 500 2020)
Old Square Chambers’ Clinical Negligence Team comprises a group of highly-regarded specialists whose collective experience enables the team to provide advice and advocacy across the full range of clinical negligence and related disputes.
Old Square Chambers has a long-standing tradition of excellence in clinical negligence work, as demonstrated by the involvement of a number of former members in founding the largest UK charity for patient safety and justice, Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA).
Our team of specialists – with depth, experience and excellence at all levels – offers advice and advocacy in all aspects of clinical negligence claims, as well as in inquests and the broadest range of other healthcare issues. Our knowledge and experience is enhanced by our experience in personal injury, product liability, disability and equality law, professional discipline and human rights. This enables Old Square Chambers to provide high-quality advice and representation across the entire spectrum of clinical litigation and associated areas.
Because of our experience across the range of healthcare fields – clinical negligence, professional regulation and discipline, product liability, disability and equality law, inquests and human rights – we provide the highest quality of service across the whole spectrum of healthcare litigation. Our clerks also understand the importance of selecting the right counsel for each case and they too fully understand the requirements of the field.
The leaders of the team are Mary O’Rourke QC and Ben Collins QC. Mary is a highly-regarded specialist in medical regulatory/disciplinary cases, clinical negligence, inquests, public law and medical employment. Ben is a leading silk in clinical negligence, medical employment, medical regulatory work, inquests, public law and human rights.
We strongly believe in working as a team, both internally and also externally with our clients. Counsel will come to you for conferences when required and we are equipped for video conferencing in Chambers. We provide a 24/7 service. All barristers and clerks are contactable by email and telephone out of hours.
The head of one of the largest clinical negligence solicitors firms in the country, who regularly instructs Chambers, recently made the following observation of our team:
“I have found the barristers I have used at Old Square Chambers give excellent advice on the cases I handle. Instructions are dealt with quickly and efficiently and the advice received is excellent both in terms of content and the way it is presented. The barristers I have used have all been very approachable and are always happy to discuss cases over the phone if needed. The wealth of experience available at Chambers in dealing with clinical negligence claims ensures that I receive specialist advice from a highly skilled team.”
Chambers is recognised in the legal directories for being“the go-to set for reliable, client-friendly and no-nonsense counsel.” Our clerks are “friendly and approachable” and consistently identified as being “amongst the best.” (Chambers & Partners & The Legal 500)