3PB personal injury and clinical negligence barrister Tom Webb attended Winchester County Court on Thursday 28th May in what is believed to have been one of the first civil trials to be heard in person since lockdown began. His observations on what fellow barristers, solicitors, lay clients, witnesses and judges will be going back to in the coming weeks are set out in this article.
- Clerk Name: Edward Holdstock
- Clerk Telephone: 01962 868 884
- Clerk Email: [email protected]
Tom is experienced in a variety of clinical negligence matters, including claims arising from dental, GP, hospital and physiotherapy treatment. Instructions have included requests to draft pre-action correspondence under the protocol, as well as conduct of matters once issued. As well as claims against the NHS, Tom has experience of claims concerning private hospitals, partnerships and the military.
Tom acts for both claimants and defendants.
Tom’s PI practice has involved matters whereby cosmetic surgery is in issue (either in terms of injury undermining such previous surgery or where cosmetic surgery is recommended in the future) and so he is well placed to deal with clinical negligence claims arising in the cosmetic field.
In 2018 Tom was instructed as a junior in an ongoing multi-million pound child brain injury case. The claim arises from a negligent failure to respond to hypoglycaemia shortly after birth.
Examples of recent cases include:
- Junior in multi-million pound child brain injury case (claimant).
- Child brain injury at birth case, presently in early stages, with pleaded value likely to be in the millions (defendant).
- Further child brain injury case, arising from alleged negligence by both ambulance service and maternity unit. Value to be ascertained (defendant).
- Allegedly negligent laser removal of tattoo.
- Claim against IVF clinic concerning testing of embryos.
- Bowel injury sustained during an appendectomy.
- Haemophiliac suffering extensive bleed during surgery due to alleged failure to adequately plan the operation.
- Allegedly negligent conduct of a caesarean section.
- Allegedly negligent failure to detect an ectopic pregnancy.
- Negligent division of thumb tendon in a minor.
- Failure to diagnose swine flu and pneumonia.
- Wrong-level spinal surgery claim.
- Brachial plexus injury at birth.
- Still-birth following allegedly negligent care during pregnancy.
Returning to court for a personal injury trial during the pandemic1st Jun 2020
'Tom is an exceptional personal injury barrister. He is extremely knowledgeable and couples a pragmatic and constructive approach with forceful and well-reasoned advocacy. He is also well liked by clients and is very empathetic.'
Legal 500 2024/ Personal Injury/ Western Circuit/ Leading Junior
Tom Webb is instructed by insurers in multi-track cases involving allegations of fundamental dishonesty.
'Tom is an excellent communicator. His advice is clear and definitive. All work prepared is detailed and always on time. Clients like him as he has a very calm manner about him.'
Legal 500 2023/Personal Injury/Western Circuit