The Clinical Negligence Group has an outstanding reputation and No5 Chambers is widely recognised as one of the leading centres of legal expertise in the area of clinical negligence. The Group enjoys a nationwide reputation with its members undertaking work throughout England and Wales.
There are over 30 specialist Counsel, some also qualified in medicine, who are members of the Group. The members of the Group have been responsible for some of the most important and substantial cases dealt with in this field in the United Kingdom including claims involving brain and spinal injuries and other catastrophic medical injuries, multi party claims involving clinical negligence or arising from the use of medical products and equipment, human rights, mental health issues and medical ethics. The work of the Group is on behalf of a very wide range of clients including private individuals, NHS Trusts, medical defence organisations and private medical and related institutions.
The outstanding clinical negligence set on the Midland Circuit, No5 Chambers has tremendous depth and breadth of expertise in this area, and is home to more than 30 expert clinical negligence practitioners. Its members receive regular instructions in a wide range of cases on behalf of NHS trusts, medical defence organisations, and private individuals.
Client service: "Administratively the clerking, led by Zoe Owen and Martin Hulbert, is really good. They're very amenable as to where we want conferences." "The clerking is very slick - they're always keen to please."
Chambers UK 2015
No5 Chambers is among the leading sets nationally, with separate dedicated teams for personal injury and clinical negligence, and ‘vast depth of knowledge and skill'.
Legal 500 2014
No5 Chambers is universally regarded as one of the strongest sets on the Midlands circuit. Comprising 38 members, its clinical negligence team is capable of handling all manner of cases, particularly high-value, complex claims. Commentators note that the set "has an impressively deep bench; you can go to them with any case, and an appropriate barrister will be swiftly found." Solicitors also praise the clerking team's practical and pragmatic approach to fee negotiations; "The clerks are excellent; you can ask them to do anything and they will bend over backwards to help".
Chambers and Partners 2014
Commentators speak highly of a set which "is a well-polished, friendly and flexible organisation that offers a nationwide service, quality barristers and personalised clerking." adding ''The clerking team receives considerable praise from solicitors, who appreciate working with individuals who are both "approachable and proactive."
Chambers and Partners 2013
No5 Chambers retains its ‘already excellent reputation’,
Legal 500 2012 (PI & Clin Neg)
‘a plethora of excellent clinical negligence barristers’
"No5 Chambers has the most significant clinical negligence presence of all the sets in the Midlands, and its members enjoy a deserved reputation for excellence."
Chambers and Partners 2011
"With experts in medicine and dentistry, No5 Chambers in Birmingham remains at the forefront of clinical negligence work in the Midlands region. The Group boasts a national reputation, which sets it apart from many regional competitors. The team handles both claimant and defendant work and its individuals can be found acting in some of the most high-profile cases around."
Chambers and Partners 2008
No5 Chambers is "one of the best sets of chambers for clinical negligence work, outside London"
"No5 Chambers continues to win new friends drawn by the unrivalled strength of its team. The Group have a national reputation for its clinical negligence work ….”
Chambers and Partners 2007