Jamie has extensive experience of cases involving negligent obstetric and gynaecological practice.
For details of his experience of such claims that lead to cerebral palsy, please see his specialist brain injury and cerebral palsy CV.
He is particularly experienced in claims for “wrongful birth”, being recognised in Chambers UK (2020) as “offering … expertise in wrongful birth cases”. He is currently involved in two separate such claims arising out of the negligent failure to diagnose microcephaly during antenatal scanning: one case where he is acting alone, and one involving Leading Counsel with a potential value in excess of 5 million.
He also has extensive experience in relation to other claims for birthing injury and gynaecological errors, including stillbirth claims (and secondary victim claims for psychiatric injury arising out of the same), fertility claims, and claims involving urological complications following surgery, including following hysterectomy. He recently settled a stillbirth claim where liability was in issue at a roundtable settlement conference for 125,000.
More generally, Jamie is consistently ranked as a leading barrister for clinical negligence work in both 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 detailed 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 approachableand 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 2017 - Leading junior, clinical negligence
“A great all-round barrister”
Legal 500 2016 - Leading junior, personal injury and clinical negligence
Re B (2019)
Stillbirth claim, liability in issue. Settled at roundtable settlement conference for 125,000 GBP.
Personal Injuries Bar Association
MA (Cantab) Law (Selwyn College, Cambridge University)
BVC (Inns of Court Schools of Law)