Jamie has wide experience of claims arising out of surgical errors.
He has particular experience of cases involving negligent abdominal surgery, including two recent cases that each settled for in excess of 500,000: one of which involved negligent injury to the biliary tree, and the other of which led to serious disability as a result of bilateral compartment syndrome.
Other recent work includes a claim relating to negligent hand surgery that settled at a roundtable settlement conference for 480,000.
He has been involved in a number of cases involving allegedly negligent joint replacement and cases where there has been a failure to offer or undertake surgery promptly and is familiar with the consent issues that arise in such claims.
He also has significant experience of claims involving the failure to provide adequate follow-up care, including a recent case involving the failure to provide adequate follow-up care in a private hospital following knee replacement surgery leading to infection and need for knee fusion which settled for 300,000.
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 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 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 2017 - Leading junior, clinical negligence
“A great all-round barrister”
Legal 500 2016 - Leading junior, personal injury and clinical negligence
Re J (2019)
Negligent eye surgery. Settled for 300,000.
Re W (2019)
Failure to provide adequate follow-up care in private hospital following knee replacement surgery leading to infection and need for knee fusion. Settled for 300,000.
Re M (2018)
Negligent hand surgery. Settled at a roundtable settlement conference for 485,000.
Re P (2017)
Accessory nerve palsy caused during cervical lymph node excision, settled at a roundtable settlement conference for 275,000.
Re M (2016)
Negligent abdominal surgery leading to compartment syndrome in both legs, settled at a roundtable settlement conference for 625,000.
Re G (2016)
Negligent abdominal surgery leading to injury to biliary tree, settled for in excess of 500,000.
Personal Injuries Bar Association
MA (Cantab) Law (Selwyn College, Cambridge University)
BVC (Inns of Court Schools of Law)