David Tyack QC

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David, who was appointed Queen’s Counsel in March 2021, has long experience of high value and complex cases.
David is used to working in large teams of experts and lawyers and is happy to assist instructing solicitors to select appropriate experts for a particular case.
David has been consistently recommended as a leading barrister for clinical negligence cases. He is recommended as a band one clinical negligence barrister in the most recent edition of Chambers and Partners 2021 and as a leading personal injury and clinical negligence barrister in the most recent Legal 500 guide 2021.
David also undertakes high value personal injury cases involving serious and catastrophic injuries. His experience of doing so adds to his background knowledge of and familiarity with medical issues which helps him quickly to get to the heart of clinical negligence cases.
David has experience of a variety of clinical negligence cases, including the following areas: brain injury and cerebral palsy; cancer; gynaecology and obstetrics; medical; spinal injury and surgical.
David is on the Spinal Injuries Association list of barristers recommended for spinal injury litigation. David often gives talks to solicitors and other professionals involved in clinical negligence litigation. He has been an invited speaker to AVMA events.
“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)
“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
“Fantastically analytical and brilliant at interpreting medical evidence.”
Legal 500 2020
“David’s attention to detail is second to none. You know that if you instruct him on a case he will pour his soul into it and make sure that every aspect of the claim has been explored. There is no chance of something being missed.” “Hugely impressive when dealing with experts and focusing their minds.”
Chambers UK 2019
“Intelligent and tactically aware.”
Legal 500 2019
“Really cracking eye for detail and brilliant at getting experts on track.” “A proactive counsel, he is not scared to explore novel legal points.” “He is very understanding and very approachable with clients.”
Chambers UK 2018
“A safe pair of hands”
Legal 500 2017
Notable Cases
Claim involving child who suffered a fractured skull at birth as a result of negligent delivery leading to severe cognitive deficits.
Claim involving mother who was the subject of missed cervical cancer diagnosis, leading to intensive chemoradiotherapy, vesisco-vaginal fistula, dependence on bilateral nephrostomies and kidney failure.
Claim involving mother who suffered sepsis as a result of perforated bowel during caesarean section leading to cardiac arrest, chronic critical care neuropathy and life changing disabilities.
Claim involving insertion of inappropriately sized cardiac valve leading to chronic heart failure.
Claim involving negligent failure to treat eye infection leading to blindness
Reported Cases
Nottinghamshire County Council v Bottomley [2010] EWCA Civ 756
SE Wood v Days Health UK Ltd [2016] EWHC 1079 (QB)
SE Wood v Days Health UK Ltd [2016] EWHC 1079 (QB)
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