Jamie has considerable experience of cases involving the delayed diagnosis, and negligent treatment, of cancer.
He has experience of cases involving many different types of cancer, including prostate cancer, renal cancer, skin cancer, colorectal cancer, breast cancer, spinal cancer and brain tumours.
Recent work in this area includes a case relating to alleged failures to promptly (or correctly) treat breast cancer involving multiple defendants which settled for 135,000 at mediation, and a case of delayed diagnosis of anal cancer (where liability was in dispute) leading to permanent colostomy for 250,000.
Other ongoing work includes a case involving failure to diagnose skin cancer, a case involving delays in radiotherapy following resection of a peripheral nerve sheaf tumour, and a case involving negligent surgery for prostate cancer.
He is very experienced in the quantum issues arising where such cases lead to death or reduce life expectancy.
More generally, Jamie is consistently ranked as a leading barrister for clinical negligence work in Chambers UK and the Legal 500, having been described therein as “a great all-round barrister” who “has a particular focus on cases involving catastrophic injury and death” and is “likeable, very approachable” with “an incredibly sharp mind”.
For details of the other specialist areas of Jamie’s clinical negligence practice, please select his Clinical Negligence CV from the drop-down menu at the top of this page.
“Junior counsel with a strong claimant practice across a variety of complex clinical negligence instructions. He displays impressive aptitude in tackling difficult causation and quantum issues in claims involving spinal injuries, offering further expertise in wrongful birth cases.” Strengths: “He has an excellent eye for detail and grasps complex medical and legal issues swiftly, providing detaild advice.” “He is really efficient, very thorough and he will go above and beyond for his client.”
Chambers UK Bar 2020 - Leading junior, clinical negligence
“A very approachable and likeable character who builds a rapport with clients and instructing solicitors”
Legal 500 2020 - Leading junior, clinical negligence
“Aside from having an excellent grasp of complex medicine, his main strength is his ability to build a rapport with clients from a wide range of backgrounds, which is very important in this area. Clients really appreciate his ability to explain complex aspects to them in a straightforward manner.” “Fiercely intellectual, with a very analytical brain.”
Chambers UK Bar 2019 - Leading junior, clinical negligence
“He has an incredibly sharp mind”
Legal 500 2019 - Leading junior, personal injury and clinical negligence
“He is frequently instructed in high value matters of extreme severity, including those concerning spinal injury, brain damage and mental health issues. Commentators appreciate his highly approachable manner. Strengths: “He easily gains clients’ trust and confidence with his empathetic and approachable attitude.” “He gets to the crux of the case very quickly and has a very analytical brain.””
Chambers UK Bar 2018 - Leading junior, clinical negligence
“A knowledgeable barrister, who gives clear, assertive advice.”
Legal 500 2017 - Leading junior, personal injury and clinical negligence
“… frequently instructed in high-value matters of extreme severity …particularly knowledgeable in spinal injury … very thorough in dealing with experts … very approachable, nice style”.
Chambers UK Bar 217 - Leading junior, clinical negligence
“A great all-round barrister”
Legal 500 2016 - Leading junior, personal injury and clinical negligence
Re H (2019)
Claim for delayed diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer leading to mastectomy. Multiple defendants and liability in issue. Settled at mediation for 135,000.
Re A (2019)
Delayed diagnosis of anal cancer leading to permanent colostomy. Liability in dispute. Settled for 250,000.
Personal Injuries Bar Association
MA (Cantab) Law (Selwyn College, Cambridge University)
BVC (Inns of Court Schools of Law)