Mamta Gupta

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Mamta is a Clinical Negligence specialist. She has extensive experience in the full gamut of medical negligence work. Mamta works on complex matters including those involving multiple Defendants and of high value awards, both in her own right and when acting as Junior with Leading Counsel.
She is consistently ranked in the Legal Directories for her work in Clinical Negligence as a “widely respected junior who is noted for her outstanding client skills” who is “great with clients”. Mamta has widespread experience in obstetric and gynaecological matters. As well as being a delegated speaker for AvMA, she regularly provides seminars to professional clients on a variety of subjects recently including shoulder dystocia, perineal tears, vaginal mesh/TVT and CTG traces.
Recent brain injury cases include:
- Cerebral Palsy claim with Leading Counsel; causation and quantum in dispute
- GP failure to diagnose sub-arachnoid haemorrhage resulting in further haemorrhage and permanent neuropsychological symptoms;
- Fatal cerebral palsy claim;
- Delay in expediting labour causing mild brain injury to baby; liability and causation in dispute
Other Information
Mamta sits on the Retention sub-committee for the Equality and Diversity Committee at the Bar Council. Before joining the Bar, Mamta worked in the City as a Management Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 2 years and on the Africa Desk at the Foreign Commonwealth Office for 15 months [including going on mission]. Mamta also taught English in Tokyo for 15 months.
Languages
Proficient Hindi and French, [Diploma, Universite Stendhal, Grenoble and Diplomatic French Diploma, FCO]. Basic Japanese.
Recommendations
“She is an impressively tenacious advocate who prepares her advice and submissions carefully. She can be relied upon to find the weaknesses in either side’s argument, which helps to head off problems later in the case.”
Chamambers UK 2019
“Brilliant at cross-examining medical experts.”
Legal 500 2019
“A widely respected junior who is noted for her outstanding client skills. She comes particularly recommended for cases involving obstetrics and gynaecology. Great with clients - she does a good job of putting them at ease. She’s very easy to work with and turns work around quickly.”
Chambers UK 2018
“She fights her client’s corner with vigour.”
Legal 500 2017
“A widely respected junior, she is noted for her outstanding client skills and dedication. She is frequently instructed in cases involving obstetrics and gynaecology. She’s empathetic and you feel that she will go the extra mile for the clients. Always delivers what she promises.”
Chambers UK 2017
“Sources highlight her exemplary client care and her skilled handling of sensitive gynaecological and obstetric cases. A well-respected advocate, she is predominantly instructed on behalf of claimants.” Strengths: “She is excellent in gynaecological cases and great with clients; she does a good job of putting clients at ease. She is very easy to work with and turns work around quickly.”
Chambers UK 2016
Notable Cases
Inquest Work
- Failure of mental health trust to provide appropriate care to teenager leading to suicide by hanging
- Failure of Mental Health Trust to provide adequate Care to man sectioned under s3 MHA leading to death by hanging.
- Failure of Mental Health Trust to treat depression resulting in suicide [hanging].
- Criticism of NHS out-of hours service following death of boy.
- Accident of supermarket vehicle inspector who died of catastrophic brain injuries
- Mechanic died of catastrophic head injuries at work.
Awards
Lincolns Inn Lord Denning Scholar [Bar Vocational Course]
Lincolns Inn Lord Wolfson Scholar [Pupillage]
Inner Temple Pegasus Scholar [New Zealand]
Memberships
AvMA
Personal Injury Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Qualifications
BSc (Hons) Pharmacology 2(i)
Dip Law (Commendation)
Dip International Relations [New York University]
Programme on Negotiation, [Harvard Law School]
Publications
Cardiotocography: An introduction
Finding liability, P.I.L.J. 2018, 164(Apr), 5-7
Gupta, M. (2016) An ever-changing landscape. Personal Injury Law Journal P.I.L.J. (2016/17) No.151 (Dec/Jan), pp8-10

Latest News & Publications

Seminar to focus on the use of CTG traces in obstetric casework ...

Date: Tue, 13 Nov 2018
Barristers welcome appointment of minister for suicide prevention...

Date: Thu, 11 Oct 2018
The controversy around vaginal mesh has been one of the most prolific health stories of the year, and hundreds of women are now known to be suing the NHS and makers of the mesh for the pain and trauma caused by the implants....

Date: Fri, 22 Dec 2017