David Tyack KC

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David has experience of most types of personal injury claims involving serious or catastrophic or fatal injuries. As well as specialising in serious injury litigation, David also specialises in clinical negligence. His experience of both types of litigation adds to his background knowledge of medical issues relevant to serious injury litigation. David has experience of claims involving difficult and/or novel procedural points and appeals against decisions of the MIB.
David is ranked in Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500 for personal injury and/or clinical negligence and has been over many years.
David is on the Spinal Injuries Association list of barristers recommended for spinal injury litigation.
David is used to working in teams of lawyers and experts and is happy to assist instructing solicitors in selecting the appropriate experts for a particular case.
“David is thorough, meticulous and always willing to go the extra mile for clients.” “a safe pair of hands who shows great resilience in difficult cases.”
Legal 500 2023 (Personal Injury)
“His preparation for conference and attention to detail are excellent. I know that he explores every aspect of a claim.” “He is calm, measured and convincing on his feet.” “David is a great technical lawyer and a tenacious advocate.” “He is very intelligent and fights hard for the client.” “David is an excellent barrister who works on very complex cases.”
Chambers and Partners 2023 (Clinical Negligence)
“David is extremely knowledgeable, tenacious and very focused. He is methodical and has great client empathy.” "David is one of the go-to silks and has brilliant attention to detail. He identifies all the key issues in cases missed by an expert. He richly deserves his recent appointment as a KC." “David is superbly thorough and an excellent advocate on technical matters especially.”
Legal 500 2023 (Clinical Negligence)
“His drafting skills are excellent and he demonstrates significant attention to detail. He is always well prepared.”
Chambers UK 2022 (Clinical Negligence)
“A very strong advocate with a meticulous eye for detail.” “He is very good at advising on tricky points of law and is very thorough in his work.”
Chambers UK 2021 (Clinical Negligence)
“His meticulous approach and grasp of complex areas of law and medicine makes him one of the strongest practitioners on circuit.”
Legal 500 2021 (Clinical Negligence)
“His drafting skills are excellent, and he has very good attention to detail.” “A very diligent and incredibly hard-working barrister with great client care skills.”
Chambers UK 2021 (Clinical Negligence)
“Unflappable even in the most complex of cases, with client care skills that make him a good choice for vulnerable claimants.”
Legal 500 2021 (Clinical Negligence)
“Calm, measured and has great attention to detail and analytical skills.”
Legal 500 2021 (Personal Injury)
“He is approachable and a good negotiator, and he is keen to get the right result for his client.” “He has a very good eye for detail and he is immensely helpful when discussing cases.” “He is a very meticulous and knowledgeable barrister and I am always impressed by his advice.”
Chambers UK 2020
Notable Cases
The following is a selection of cases in which David has been involved recently:
- Catastrophic RTA claim in which Claimant was sustained severe brain injury and was rendered tetraplegic
- Catastrophic RTA claim involving pedestrian in late middle age suffered catastrophic brain injuries resulting in the need for lifelong round the clock care and supervision.
- Catastrophic RTA claim involving 18 year old woman who sustained a severe brain injury and requires constant care and supervision.
- Polytrauma RTA claim involving young women whose injuries include lower limb threatening arterial damage
- Fatal RTA involving death of former professional cyclist during an event and very high value loss of dependency claim
- Accident at work involving serious lower limb threatening multiple fractures
- Accident at work claim involving trans-humeral amputation of upper limb.
- Accident at work claim involving fall from height and traumatic cauda equina injury
- David is instructed as Leading Counsel for the Claimant Purchase in the conjoined appeals due to be heard by the Supreme Court in the case of Paul v The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and other appeals. This is a case of potential significance to secondary victim claims in both personal injury and clinical negligence claims.
The following is a selection of cases in which David has been involved:
Paul v Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust [2022] EWCA Civ 12
Negus v Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust [2021] EWHC 643 (QB)
SE Wood v Days Health UK Ltd [2016] EWHC 1079 (QB)
Nottinghamshire County Council v Bottomley [2010] EWCA Civ 756
Personal Injuries Bar Association
MA Juris, Christ Church, Oxon

Latest News & Publications

In a webinar marking their appointment to silk in this year’s competition, David Tyack and John Coughlan analyse and clarify the law relating to injuries and losses suffered at various stages of pregnancy....

Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021
Clinical negligence experts from No5 Barristers’ Chambers have seen the successful conclusion of a claim involving Cauda Equina Syndrome with damages agreed at around £1.5million....

Date: Wed, 11 Dec 2019