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 an extensive and wide ranging clinical negligence practice. His work takes in claims based upon of all areas of clinical practice.
He has a particular interest in cases relating to plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery. He regularly advises in writing and working with expert witnesses in conference on cases based on NHS and private sector treatments. He has also lectured extensively on the subject of cosmetic surgery litigation practice.
In addition he has worked as a led 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.
Recent case highlights include:
- Re JK – Fatal Accidents Act claim on behalf of estate and dependents (including child) following delay in referral and treatment leading to death from toxic shock syndrome as a result of post-surgical sepsis.
- Re CH – Fatal Accidents Act claim on behalf of estate and dependents (including child) following delay in diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
- Re WB – complex orthopaedic surgery negligence claim relating to treatment of tibia and fibula fracture with external fixator.
- Re SB – substantial diabetic foot case following leg amputations resulting from negligent failure to treat foot ulcer.
- Re DB – primary and secondary victim claims in respect of subarachnoid haemorrhage suffered following negligent failure to diagnose cerebral aneurysm.
- Re HM – claim for provisional damages following negligent management of complex leg fractures.
- Re TP – claim involving failure to manage infection in pregnancy resulting in stillbirth and hysterectomy.
- Re LH – negligence in management of emergency caesarean section following post-partum haemorrhage resulting in hysterectomy.
- Re JL, EW, TJ, AH - breast augmentation cases with issues surrounding failures in counselling, consent and performance of procedures.