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Medical / Surgical

"Very knowledgeable, approachable and client-focused members."

Legal 500 2021

"The barristers are approachable and they will go the extra mile. They are extremely responsive and they are always looking to engage and seek feedback on how their service could be improved."

Chambers UK 2020

"A 'go-to set' with 'a huge selection of specialists'. The set is most notable for claimant work, however a number of members of chambers also have defendant practices as well."

Legal 500 2020

"I have always found No5 Chambers very easy to work with. I always receive a timely response to e-mails and instructions. Communication is clear and I never have a problem reaching the relevant barrister."

Chambers UK 2019

"The clerking is well organised and helpful - the Chambers compares very well and is my go-to set for clinical negligence."

Chambers UK 2019

"No5 Barristers Chambers is 'a very strong set', housing two separate groups for clinical negligence and personal injury matters with over 70 barristers across the teams."

Legal 500 2019

"A 'heavyweight' outfit which dominates the Midlands clinical negligence sector. The set boasts a bench of silks and juniors who offer expertise across the full range of clinical negligence cases."

Chambers UK 2018

Members of the group have a wealth of experience and are routinely instructed in cases involving failed, unnecessary and negligently performed procedures in the fields of general surgery, cardiothoracic, colorectal, cosmetic, obstetrics and gynaecology, oncology, neurosurgery, ophthalmic, oral and maxillofacial, orthopaedic, joint replacement, spinal, trauma, ENT, paediatric, plastic, transplant, urology and vascular surgery and have extensive experience in advising upon claims arising from all types of medical mishap, including cases of the utmost severity and value.

A large part of the Group’s work derives from errors in general practice, including failures to refer or delays in referral for specialist opinion, as well as hospital care.

Members of the group have wide experience of cases arising from failures to identify and manage orthopaedic injuries or impending surgical emergencies and medication errors including over-prescription of medication resulting in addiction. They provide specialist advice upon failures to prevent and promptly to act upon signs of infection and sepsis, IVF accidents, physiotherapy failures, failures arising in reporting or acting upon radiology and haematology, and mismanagement of chronic conditions including diabetes and cardiovascular conditions.

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Members of the group are often invited to speak to solicitors and organisations such as AvMA.

Members of the group are well-versed in recommending appropriate experts to those instructing them.

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Medical / Surgical Barristers

Jonathan Jones KC

Call 1994 | Silk 2013

Paul Bleasdale KC

Call 1978 | Silk 2001

Chris Bright KC

Call 1985 | Silk 2009

Henry Pitchers KC

Call 1996 | Silk 2020

David Tyack KC

Call 1994 | Silk 2021

John Coughlan KC

Call 1999 | Silk 2021

Richard Moat

Call 1985

Mark Radburn

Call 1991

Karl Hirst

Call 1997

Jamie Gamble

Call 1999

Richard Adams

Call 1999

Esther Gamble

Call 2001

Mamta Gupta

Call 2004

Gemma Roberts

Call 2006

Jodie Kembery

Call 2013

Andrew Rhodes

Call 2015

Ruth Costello

Call 2016

Oliver May

Call 2018

Afiya Amesu

Call 2022

Melanie Mills

Call 2022

Medical / Surgical Clerks

William Theaker

Practice Director, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

Clare Radburn

Practice Director, Family, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

Ed Milburn

Personal Injury (Fast-Track) Team Leader

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Clerk Team

William Theaker

Practice Director, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

07494 070989

Clare Radburn

Practice Director, Family, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

07809 407950

Ed Milburn

Personal Injury (Fast-Track) Team Leader

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