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Background

Paul Bleasdale KC

Call: 1978 | Silk: 2001

"His cross-examination is an art form." "Paul is tactically great." "Paul is an experienced litigator."

Chambers UK 2023 - Clinical Negligence

"Paul is very efficient, hugely experienced and gets right to the heart of a case."

Legal 500 2023 - Clinical Negligence

"Paul has good strategic ability and provides excellent forensic analysis of expert evidence. He is really personable."

Chambers UK 2023

"Paul has a particular strength in negotiation, and regularly secures settlements at the top end of the range of valuations."

Legal 500 2023

"A very experienced silk who is knowledgeable in a wide range of matters. He is analytical and considered in his advice and excellent with medical experts. He gets to the crux of the issue quickly and tackles problems head on." "He is very good at finding the key point of evidence."

Chambers UK 2022 - Clinical Negligence

Paul Bleasdale KC is a highly experienced silk who represents both Claimants and Defendants and who is recognised as a leader in his field in both the Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 directories. Paul’s instructions are in cases of high value often involving catastrophic injury as a result of RTA’s or accidents at work.

Examples of his cases include spinal injury, brain damage and amputations. In addition, Paul has a particular interest in industrial disease and his instructions have included the full range of diseases including cancers linked to industrial exposure to carcinogens, deafness and other work-related injuries.

Expertise

Clinical Negligence

Paul is a leading silk with over 30 years’ experience in both Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Litigation as junior counsel and in silk. Described as ‘top drawer silk with a real desire to fight and win the difficult case’ Paul is regularly recognised for his ‘pragmatic advice and excellent client manner’. His cross examination and negotiating skills are described as ‘formidable’, his knowledge ‘encyclopaedic’ and he is a favourite of instructing solicitors due to his ‘genuine commitment to clients’. Paul’s experience ranges across all specialist areas including brain and spinal injuries, negligent and delayed diagnosis, accidents at birth and surgical errors. For full details please view his specialist profiles.

Notable Clinical Negligence Cases


MJC v TB

Capitalised value: 8 figures.
Catastrophic injuries suffered as a result of collision with a motor car while the Claimant was riding his bicycle. Life changing physical and cognitive injuries. Periodical payments for care. Claimant living with his family supported by a 24 hour 2:1 care package in new, purpose built house with hydrotherapy pool.


AAA v SSH

Capitalised value: 8 figures.
Claimant catastrophically injured as a result of electrocution and then falling from an electricity pylon that she had climbed having absconded from a secure psychiatric unit. Longstanding history of psychiatric illness. Permanent physical and cognitive injuries. Liability for hospital’s failure to keep Claimant safe admitted. Claimant living in a suitably adapted home of her own with 24 hour 2:1 care package. Periodical payments for care and case management.


Fulcher v Kings College Hospital and others

2018
Negligent surgical treatment of patient with severe epilepsy, worsening her condition.


FRE v Imperial College Health Care Trust

2018
Failure to act on fetal distress and proceed to caesarean section: cerebral palsy


KF v City Hospital Birmingham

2018
Failure to diagnose and treat a twisted bowel post birth leading to small bowel, liver and pancreas transplants. Life limiting condition.


MP v University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

2018
Infant with respiratory distress. Failure at hospital to recognise severity of condition. Pharyngeal abscess leading to hypoxia and catastrophic injury.


W v University Hospital of Morecombe NHS Trust

2018
Failure to seal a CSF leak during surgery to inner ear resulting in severe brain damage.


Personal Injury

Paul practices the following areas:

Catastrophic Injury

He is a highly experienced silk who represents both Claimants and Defendants and who is recognised as a leader in his field in both the Chambers and Partners and Legal 500 directories. Paul’s instructions are in cases of high value often involving catastrophic injury as a result of RTA’s or accidents at work.

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"Paul is particularly adept at getting right to the heart of the case, clients and opponents appreciate the directness of his approach."


"A go-to in the Midlands for serious injury - he has a real willingness to fight difficult cases." "He has good strategic ability and is excellent at forensically analysing the expert evidence."


"Great with difficult clients. Has an excellent grasp of the strengths and weaknesses in a case. Gets to the issues very quickly. Works hard to get good results for the client."


"A very experienced silk who is very knowledgeable, analytical and considered in his advice. He is excellent with medical experts and tackles problems head-on."


"He reads the clients well and is very understanding of those in difficult situations." "He’s a very efficient barrister who is good at getting to the point." "Tactically very good." "Undoubtedly one of the leading lights for personal injury in the Midlands. He has enormous respect from the judiciary and his opponents."


  • Recorder
  • Part Time Judge of the First Tier Property Tribunal (Agricultural and Drainage)
  • Bencher of Inner Temple
  • Member of the Personal Injury Bar Association
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Clerk Team

Clare Radburn

Practice Director, Family, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

clarer@no5.com

07809 407950

William Theaker

Practice Director, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

williamt@no5.com

07494 070989

Ed Milburn

Personal Injury (Fast-Track) Team Leader

edmundm@no5.com

Pete Mottram

Practice Manager, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track)

peterm@no5.com

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