Colin joined St Philips in 2003. After completing a pupillage dealing largely with personal injury, employment and commercial law, he has developed a busy common law practice as a tenant in those fields dealing with all aspects of High Court, County Court and Employment Tribunal litigation. In addition, he has expertise in the field of clinical negligence and medical law.
What the directories say:
“A highly competent personal injury barrister.” – Legal 500
“tactically and technically strong.” – Legal 500
Qualifications and Appointments:
- BA Jurisprudence, University College Oxford
- BVC, Nottingham Law School
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Colin has expertise in a wide range of clinical negligence claims and enjoys a rapidly expanding practice in this area of law, alongside his practice in high value personal injury litigation relating to employers liability. He has a particular interest in cases relating to cosmetic surgery, regularly advising in writing and working with expert witnesses in conference on cases based on NHS and private sector treatments. In addition he is currently instructed as a junior in a number of cases involving child Claimants concerning brain injury at birth and injuries of the utmost severity.
Colin has specific experience in dealing with all aspects of cases of clinical negligence resulting in death and claims under the Fatal Accidents Act, working with personal representative and dependent clients from an early stage in their claims including providing representation at inquests in respect of deaths in hospital. Colin is happy to accept instructions to advise (on paper or in conference) and to represent on a CFA basis where appropriate, including instructions to appear at inquests.
Claims Colin has recently been instructed on take in the following subject areas: Neonatal death involving allegations of substandard midwifery care, supervision and monitoring of labour, Obstetric and gynaecological complications (negligent episiotomy and post-birth care) in a case taking in complex limitation and date of knowledge issues, Want of nursing care in relation to assessment and manual handling of a patient, Errors during orthopaedic surgery (hip replacement resulting in foot drop), Negligent podiatric care and surgery resulting in complex regional pain syndrome for a client with significant pre-existing neurological and orthopaedic complications, Failure to diagnose leading to delay in treatment of a tumour. Supply and use of substandard breast implants contrary to contractual arrangements during cosmetic surgery.
In addition he is currently instructed as a junior in a number of cases involving child Claimants concerning brain injury at birth and injuries of the utmost severity.+ Add to Brochure