Tagbo 2

Dr Tagbo Ilozue

Year of Call: 2019
Email Address: tagbo.ilozue@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 01962 868884

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Overview

Tagbo joined Chambers in October 2020 after successful completion of his pupillage. He undertook a common law pupillage at 3PB’s Winchester centre in Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence under the supervision of Mark Lomas and in Criminal and Regulatory Law with David Richards.

He came to the bar from a career in medicine, having worked as a junior doctor in a variety of acute medical and surgical specialities. He continued working as a locum doctor while studying part-time for the BPTC and obtained the 7th highest mark in a cohort of over 400 students.

Tagbo also has a doctorate in Developmental Biology from the University of Cambridge. During his time in Cambridge he taught anatomy and embryology to undergraduate medical students.

He chose the change to the law because he realised it would enable him to combine in one career the aspects he found most rewarding from his experiences in science, his undergraduate studies in philosophy, and his work as a doctor.

The core of Tagbo’s practice lies in the specialisms that were the focus of his pupillage, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, General Crime, and Public & Regulatory Law. However, his interests encompass a broad range of Chambers’ practice areas and he regularly receives instructions to advise on a variety of contractual matters.

Expertise

  • Personal Injury
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    Tagbo has considerable experience in Personal Injury, acting for claimants and defendants in small and fast track claims, stage 3 hearings and infant settlements.

    He regularly drafts pleadings and advises in relation to liability and quantum.

    He has been instructed on cases involving:

    • Credit hire
    • Employers’ liability
    • Road traffic accidents
    • Public liability.
  • Clinical Negligence
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    Tagbo has begun to receive instructions to advise in Clinical Negligence claims. His professional experience gives him a valuable insight into this area of practice. He will act for both claimants and defendants.

    He has been instructed in cases involving surgical and obstetric errors.

  • Public and Regulatory
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    Tagbo has a keen interest in public and regulatory law.

    He has been instructed on multiple occasions to advise the Maritime and Coastguard Agency, both independently and as a led junior.

    He is a member of the Attorney General’s Junior Junior scheme and welcomes instructions on that basis.

    His medical and scientific background gives him an excellent foundation to undertake inquest and professional discipline work.

  • Crime
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    Tagbo has a busy practice in the Magistrates’ courts, defending in all areas of general crime, including assault, driving offences, domestic violence, GBH, harassment, fraud, public order, sexual offences and drugs offences.

    He has recently begun to be instructed in Crown Court work.

  • Publications
    • Lockdown Law 2 - Public and Regulatory Law

      11th May 2020

      3PB’s David Richards, Head of the national chambers’ Public & Regulatory Law team, and pupil barrister Dr Tagbo Ilozue have reviewed three new regulatory key cases, covering environment regulation, food safety and housing regulations, all handed down since the UK went into lockdown.

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    • Lockdown Law - Recent criminal law developments and relevant case law

      5th May 2020

      3PB Barristers’ regulatory counsel David Richards, Head of the national chambers’ Public & Regulatory Law team and pupil barrister Dr Tagbo Ilozue have published a digest of recent criminal law developments and relevant case law since the UK went into lockdown.

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    • Responding to Covid-19: The maritime perspective in the UK

      28th Apr 2020

      David Richards, head of the marine group at 3PB and fellow barrister Dr Tagbo Ilozue have reviewed national and international maritime responses to the Covid 19 crisis, looking in particular at the UK regulatory framework that may be used to police responses to the coronavirus beyond the current lockdown.

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Academic qualifications

  • Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), University of Law – Distinction
  • PhD, Developmental Biology, Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB BChir), Queens’ College, University of Cambridge
  • MA Philosophy and Psychology, Magdalen College, University of Oxford – 2:1

Scholarships

  • Everard Ver Heyden Foundation Prize (for results in the BPTC) City Law School
  • Winner of the City Law School Senior Moot, 2019

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • BPTC, City Law School – Outstanding (7th in the year)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP)
  • Membership of the Royal College of Surgeons (MRCS)