Specialist clinical negligence barristers providing expert advice and representation nationwide

3PB’s 25-strong clinical negligence team offers specialist expertise across the full spectrum of clinical negligence claims and related areas, including litigation against surgeons and hospital physicians, general practitioners, dental surgeons, nurses and midwives, other healthcare specialists and in claims involving related issues of defective implants, and other medical devices and blood and organ products.

Clinical negligence barristers at 3PB provide advice and representation both to injured claimants and to defendant organisations in cases of varying degrees of complexity and size across a wide range of areas of medical practice such as orthopaedic, obstetrics and gynaecological, general and vascular surgery, cosmetic surgery, anaesthetics, emergency medicine and in general medical negligence and dental negligence.

Members of the team regularly undertake cases involving difficult issues of causation, including multiple contributory factors, missed diagnosis and loss of chance, and are also routinely sought out to undertake high value claims involving fatality or catastrophic injury with the related issues of funding substantial, long term treatment, care, equipment and accommodation requirements, periodical payments and the involvement of the Court of Protection.

Members are also regularly instructed to provide representation at inquests where clinical negligence is alleged. Members of the team act in disciplinary proceedings before regulatory bodies such as the GMC and NMC and members of chambers act as legal assessors to such tribunals.

Representation is offered in matters funded privately, by Legal Aid or CFA, and some members offer direct access to representation. Team members are available to work from any of our six offices in London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester; we also offer state-of-the-art technology for remote meetings.

The Legal 500 UK Bar directory 2021 says: "Mark Lomas and Hamish Dunlop are the key names to note in 3PB's clinical negligence team, with a strong background in very serious cases involving birth injuries, surgical complications, and missed diagnoses leading to death or serious injury".

"The combined clerks’ room across the set’s six offices is a ‘well-oiled machine’." "Practice director David Snook is ‘always on the look-out for ways to innovate’."

The Legal 500 UK Bar directory 2018/19 says: "Members of 3PB’s team handle a wide range of personal injury and clinical negligence cases; claims include fatal accidents, brain injuries, failure to diagnose and negligent surgery, to name a few."

In Chambers & Partners 2021, 3PB Barristers is noted for its expert representation of both injured claimants and defendant organisations in a wide range of clinical negligence disputes. The set's members are particularly adept at handling cases involving fatalities, delayed diagnosis and treatment, and alleged dental and surgical negligence. They are also regularly called upon to represent clients at clinical negligence inquests.

Client service: "The clerks are very responsive and make sure to get you the answers you need quickly." David Snook is the practice group director for the personal injury and clinical negligence team.

Chambers & Partners 2020 directory says: "Instructed in a wide range of clinical negligence matters such as catastrophic injuries, fatalities, negligent surgeries, dental negligence and delayed diagnoses and treatment. Members represent claimants in cases against doctors, nurses and healthcare professionals both under NHS and through private treatment."

Client service: “The clerks are very down to earth and efficient.” “A much more personal service than received from big London chambers. Any issues are dealt with quickly.” David Snook is the practice group director for personal injury and clinical negligence.

Chambers & Partners 2019 directory: "Sources say: "The combination of clerks and barristers at 3PB makes for a team I trust implicitly.""

For more information, please contact Practice Director david.snook@3pb.co.uk or clin.neg@3pb.co.uk.

Michelle MARNHAM 560x670

Head of Group

Michelle Marnham

Telephone: 020 7583 8055

David Snook 560x670

Practice Director

David Snook

Telephone: 01865 793 736